Europa League Group B: Arsenal take on Molde at the Emirates Stadium

Arsenal FC will be taking on Molde FK from Norway at the Emirates Stadium in the round 3 of the UEFA Europa League.

Tonight's match would see Brazilian defender, David Luiz back in Arsenal squad after missing last two matches due to thigh injury.

  1. Arsenal have a 100% record after two matches in UEFA Europa League (UEL) Group B, and are heavy favourites to win both the group and beat minnows Molde from Norway. With proven pedigree in this competition, Arsenal have won their group in all three previous appearances and made the final in 2018/19. Furthermore, they've won seven of their previous nine group stage home matches (D1, L1).

  2. The Gunners have featured in just two draws this season (W7, L3) and have won three of their last four competitive matches. The fact that one or both sides failed to score in six of their last nine games underlines the either/or factor, while fans banking on a landslide win must consider the fact that Arsenal have overcome a -1.5 handicap in just one of their four competitive home matches so far (W3, L1).

  3. A far more surprising 100% record is held by Molde, who have two narrow UEL wins so far. Those victories have slotted in nicely with a string of domestic triumphs, making it six straight wins in all competitions - three of which ended 2-1, whilst five saw both teams score. Appearing at this UEL stage for just the third time, their 2015/16 appearance merited respect as they topped a group containing Fenerbahçe, Ajax and Celtic!

  4. Molde have conceded in nine of their last 11 competitive away matches though, conceding 2+ goals in five (1.45 on average). However they've lost just three of their last ten European away fixtures (W3, D4), but the majority of those were qualifiers.

  5. Players to watch: Nicolas Pépé sat out Arsenal's last league match, but scored their final goal in their previous UEL game. Meanwhile, Ohi Omoijuanfo has scored the decisive goal in both of Molde's UEL group stage matches.

  6. Hot stat: Five of Arsenal's last six competitive home games have been decided by a one-goal margin (W5, L1).

The match is scheduled to be played with no spectators and to be officiated by Turkish referee, Halil Umut Meler.

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