Europa League Match Preview: Qarabag FK vs Arsenal

Qarabag has won five of their opening six league matches but were beaten 2-0 by Sporting, their first opponent of any significant quality this season.

After a tricky start to the season, Arsenal has now won seven matches in a row in all competitions.

The Gunners triumphed 4-2 against minnows Vorskla in their first Europa League game.

Qarabag’s most recent encounter with English opposition was against Chelsea in last season’s Champions League group stage, where they lost 10-0 on aggregate across both meetings. Latest Odds

Team News

Qarabag FK- Dani Quintana is the only reported injury problem for Qarabag. The Spaniard is not back until the start of December, owing to ligament damage.

Expect a similar side to the one that started Qarabag’s last Europa League match, a 2-0 loss away to Portuguese giants Sporting.

Arsenal- Armenian Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not travel to Azerbaijan with Arsenal due to safety fears.

Aaron Ramsey is also absent after staying in London with his wife expecting a baby.

Sead Kolasinac has made the bench in Arsenal’s last two matches and will hope to make his first appearance of the season here.

Fringe players like Mohamed Elneny, Danny Welbeck, Alex Iwobi and Stephan Lichtsteiner will hope for game time on Thursday.

Defensive quartet Konstantinos Mavropanos, Carl Jenkinson, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Laurent Koscielny are expected to miss out for the Gunner.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ill, so Alexandre Lacazette will lead the line for the away side.

Bernd Leno will continue in goal with Petr Cech still sidelined through injury.

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As at the time this post Qarabag FK has 9.35 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Arsenal has 1.39 odd to win the match, the odd to draw the match is 4.43.

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