English Premier League side, Arsenal have breezed through UEFA Europa League Group A with three wins from three so far, but they face an altogether sterner game in their rearranged clash with PSV Eindhoven later today at the Emirates Stadium in London.
The Mikel Arteta-led team will be going into today’s game against PSV after their 1-0 win over Bodoe/Glimt in their last Europa League outing last week, and the Londoners will be aiming to avoid a defeat today against PSV to progress to the next phase of the competition.
PSV Eindhoven currently occupies second place in the Group A standings with 7 points, 2 points below the Gunners, and they will also be looking for a victory today to brighten their chances of progressing to the next phase of the competition.
Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has been resting the majority of his first-team players for Arsenal’s Europa League games, and with so many Premier League matches to come, he is feasible to proceed with that rotation even against a strong PSV side today at Emirates Stadium.
Mikel Arteta will not be able to call upon Emile Smith Rowe for today’s game. The Englishman is expected to be unavailable until after Christmas, while midfielder Mohamed Elneny is also a long-term absentee due to his knee injury.
Summer signing, Oleksandr Zinchenko is gaining in his recovery from a calf injury but is uncertain to be rushed back for the Europa League against PSV.