Arsenal face Sevilla at Emirates Stadium in a must-win Group B clash in 2023-24 UEFA Champions League.
Victory will see Arsenal stay top of Group B, whilst Sevilla can go second if Lens lose to PSV Eindhoven elsewhere.
Martin Odegaard is ruled out for Arsenal after he missed their Premier League loss at Newcastle with a groin injury.
Jurrien Timbers, Emile Smith Rowe (both knee), Thomas Partey (muscle) and Gabriel Jesus (hamstring) remain absent.
Sevilla could be without Sergio Ramos due to a muscle injury.
Alfonso Pastor (knee) and Marcao (thigh) remain ruled out.
When is Kick-Off?
Arsenal host Sevilla at Emirates Stadium in a 8pm GMT kick-off on Wednesday 8 November, live on TNT Sport 2 in the UK.
- Arsenal have won two of their three previous meetings against Sevilla (W2, L1).
- Sevilla lost their only previous competitive visit to Arsenal by 3-0 result in September 2007 (L1).
- Both teams have scored in two of their three previous meetings, albeit of which both came in Seville.
- Gabriel Jesus has scored in each of Arsenal’s last two matches in Group B (W1, L1).
- Sevilla have scored first in two of their three matches in Group B.
With tension and frustration high after a controversial loss at Newcastle, Arsenal simply need to regroup and find their sharp end product, which has been absent in their last two games in terms of creativity and accuracy.
Sevilla meanwhile have won just one of their last eight matches in all competitions and arrive in North London off the back of a 1-1 draw at Celta Vigo, yet they do seem to keep it tight despite their habit of conceding so I expect them to make this a hard game for the Gunners.
Arsenal though know that victory could put them on the cusp of qualification and at home, they really should have the edge but this could well be another scrappy contest if their end product issus are still present against a resilient if sloppy Sevilla defence who love a draw.
Prediction: Arsenal 1-1 Sevilla
Result: Arsenal 2-0 Sevilla