Arsenal – Rapid Wien
Arsenal hosts Rapid Wien at the Emirates in a match from Group B of Europa League. Let us see what’s the situation with these two teams right now.
Arsenal are struggling in the Premier League, but in Europa League they are flawless so far – four wins from four matches played. The Gunners are leading the group standings with 12 points won and they are 6 points ahead of Molde and Rapid Wien. It’s pretty sure right now that they are going to win this group just as it was expected.
Last week Mikel Arteta’s team secured a 4th win in Europa League from the beginning of the season. The English side traveled to Norway to face Molde and secured a confident 3-0 win. The Brits scored all of their goals after the halftime break. Nicolas Pepe, Reiss Nelson and Folarin Balogun did the job for the visitors.
Arsenal’s problems right now are related to their poor performance in the Premier League. At this moment Arteta’s team is 14th in the standings and this is simply not good enough. The Spanish manager must find a way to fix this performance because his time is starting to run off.
Rapid Wien are fighting with Molde for the second place in this group. The Austrian team have realistic chances to do it, but they need as much points as they can win in the remaining two rounds of the group stage.
Last week Rapid did their job and won a 3-1 win during the visit to Dundalk in Ireland. Knasmullner opened the score for the visitors while Ercan Kara put an end to it with two goals.
That’s the preview for the Europa League fixture between Arsenal and Rapid Wien at the Emirates on Thursday. Is this going to be a fifth consecutive win for the Gunners? Or maybe Rapid Wien will win a very important win in the English capital?