Arsenal remain serious staring at the Europa League E group match against Vorskla Poltava at NSK Olimpiyskiy on Thursday (11/28/2018). The Gunners still want to perform optimally even though they make sure to qualify for the last 32.
Arsenal are currently top of Group E with a value of 10. They will also maintain that position if they win a victory over Vorskla who has only collected three points.
If it fails to win, Arsenal can still be the group winners with one game remaining. As long as Sporting CP, who occupies the runner-up position with seven points, also fails to win at Qarabag headquarters (3 points).
Meanwhile, Vorskla must win and expect Sporting to draw or lose to Qarabag in order to remain competitive until the final match of the group phase.
In the first match which was their first meeting, Arsenal beat Vorskla in London with a score of 4-2. Arsenal had a 4-0 lead through brace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, as well as goals from Danny Welbeck and Mesut Ozil. But Vorskla diluted a defeat through Volodymyr Chesnakov’s goals and Vyacheslav Sharpar.
After that, Arsenal won 3-0 at home to Qarabag and 1-0 at Sporting headquarters. Arsenal failed to win at home to Sporting (0-0) on the fourth matchday, but that was enough for Arsenal to ensure themselves to be the first team to qualify from this group.
Vorskla only won once in Group E, with a score of 1-0 through Vladyslav Kulach’s only goal against host Qarabag on the third matchday.
For the match later, which UEFA moved to NSK Olimpiyskiy, Kiev, for security reasons, Vorskla will not be strengthened by Denis Vasin, Aleksandre Kobakhidze and injured Dmitry Kravchenko.
Meanwhile, Arsenal lost Danny Welbeck, Konstantinos Mavropanos and Nacho Monreal, while Alexandre Lacazette’s condition was dubious and seemed unlikely to be forced to appear.