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Arsenal seemingly will go far in the Europa League this season

Unlike MU and Arsenal, Tottenham and Leicester continued to shine when their opponents were just Wolfsberg and Slavia Praha. With greater strength and class, Tottenham and Leicester will certainly not have trouble before these two clubs.

Compared to Real Sociedad who hit MU, Granada probably has a hard way to “live” when it comes to another champion candidate, Napoli and in the end, Villarreal is certainly not happy when meeting Salzburg. To be able to win tickets to continue, these 3 clubs need to have good results in the first leg (like Granada and Sociedad kicking at home) because if they lose the match, the door to the eighth round will soon close.

The Italians are at ease

The top team of Serie A 2020/21, AC Milan, is forecast to not face too many difficulties before Crvena zvezda. With experience and quality players, Milan will know how to overcome opponents from Serbia on the opponent’s field as well as the rematch at the San Siro.

Arsenal seemingly will go far in the Europa League this season

Does Milan have advantages in the 1/8 round of the Europa League?

Meanwhile, Roma and Napoli will meet Braga and Granada in turn. Roma and Napoli are of course at a higher level than Braga and Granada. But with the home advantage and unpredictability of Braga and Granada, Roma and Napoli need to be very cautious in the first leg.

Two German clubs, Bayern Leverkusen and Hoffenheim have to meet only underrated opponents, Young Boys and Molde. It would not be surprising if these two teams won on the opponent’s field and won after both rounds.

Round 1/16 will still take place in the first and second round format. First leg matches take place on February 18, 2021, and then one week later on February 25, 2021. The 1/16 round of the Europa League this season promises to be competitive and unpredictable.

Arsenal won 4-2 over Dundalk in the Europa League group stage

Arsenal is the first team to have three English players aged 21 and under (Balogun, Willock, and Nketiah) to score in a European Cup match since Tottenham vs Coleraine in 1982 (Garry Brooke, Terry Gibson, and Gary Mabbutt ).

With this result, Arsenal has won all 6 matches in the Europa League group stage this season. The team scored 20 goals and receiving 5 goals. The Gunners are the only team in the Europa League this season to win all their group matches.

Arsenal won 4-2 over Dundalk in the Europa League group stage

The noteworthy numbers after the Dundalk 2-4 Arsenal match

6 – Arsenal has won all 6 matches in the Europa League group stage this season. The team scored 20 goals and receiving 5 goals.

1 – Dundalk vs Arsenal statistics indicate that the Gunners are the only team in the Europa League this season to win all their group matches.

8 – Arsenal were unbeaten in the last 8 away games in the European Cup (6 wins and 2 draws), the longest unbeaten streak since March 1995 (also 8 consecutive matches). The Gunners have never been unbeaten in 9 consecutive away matches in the European Cup.

5 – Eddie Nketiah has scored his fifth goal of the season for Arsenal. He is currently Arsenal’s top scorer in all competitions.

2 – Jordan Flores’s strike for Dundalk was only the second goal that the Republic of Ireland team scored in the last 9 matches against English teams in the European Cup, the other was Shamrock Rovers against Tottenham in September 2011.

3 and 3 – Joe Willock was the first Arsenal player to have three assists and three goals in a single European Cup season for Arsenal since 2016/17 when Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil did so in the Champions League.

3 – Arsenal is the first team to have three English players aged 21 or younger (Balogun, Willock, and Nketiah) to score in a European Cup match since Tottenham vs Coleraine in 1982 (Garry Brooke, Terry Gibson, and Gary Mabbutt).

Arsenal won 4 matches and goes straight to the 1/16 round of the Europa League

Overcoming Molde, Arsenal officially won a ticket to the knockout round of Group B before the last two matches. This is the fourth consecutive victory of the teachers and coaches Arteta in the group stage of the Europa League this season.

Contrary to the volatile form in the Premier League, Arsenal started the Europa League this season very impressively with 3 victories. Early this morning, Mikel Arteta’s teachers and students entered the fourth series with the goal of just 1 point to soon win tickets to continue.

Meeting a not too strong opponent, Molde, Arsenal took the initiative to take off many important factors. However, the  Gunners still created an overwhelming stance with many chances to score in the first half. But due to the ungainly of the strikers, Arteta’s team could not open the score before the break.

In the second half, Arsenal’s attack was significantly improved with a fast-paced attacking style. As a result, after only 5 minutes of playing, the English team cleared the deadlock with Nicolas Pepe’s dangerous shot in the penalty area.

This goal has removed psychological pressure on Arsenal’s attack. On the excitement, the Gunners quickly scored the second goal just 5 minutes later. Young talent Reiss Nelson is the one who signed his name on the electronic board with a close-up shot after Willock’s crossroads.

Two quick goals brought a huge advantage for Arsenal

Molde was forced to attack. However, the Norwegian team could not put great pressure on Runarsson’s goal. They had to play for most of the remainder of the match.

Two quick goals brought a huge advantage for Arsenal

After many opportunities to create a counterattack, Arsenal finally got their third goal in the 83rd minute thanks to Folarin Balogun. Immediately after entering the substitution field, this young talent scored with a pretty easy turn in the penalty area to secure a 3-0 victory for Arsenal.

With 4 victories, Arsenal has won 12 points. Not only soon winning tickets to the round of 1/16 Europa League, Mikel Arteta teachers and students also definitely won first place in Group B because they were 6 points higher than the second-ranked team (Molde) and superior in confronting achievements. The remaining two matches in the group stage (against Rapid Wien and Dundalk) are only procedural for the  Gunners.