Arsenal will visit Stadio Olimpico tommorrow to play rivals Benfica in UEFA Europa League Round of 32 fixture. Arsenal finished on top of Group B unbeaten & won all their 6 fixtures with 18 points hence favourite to crash Benfica. Arsenal are currently 10th in the Premier League while Benfica are 4th in Primiera Liga of Portugal & have never met before. Benfica have won 3 of their last 6 games, drawn twice & lost once to Sporting Lisbon (current League Leaders) whie Arsenal have won twice, drawn once & lost 3 games against Southampton, Wolves & Aston Villa. Benfica are unbeaten at home & Arsenal need to take care of Pizzi (6) & Nunez (5) who are the current topscorers in the competition.
Manager Arteta has confirmed several huge changes in his Starting XI squad to play Benfica at Portugal. Goalkeeper Matt Ryan is likely to start alongside Gabriel, Chambers, Cedric & Hector Bellerin while the midfield will usher new players lead by Nelson, El Neny & Smith Rowe. The attack will be lead by Captain Aunameyang alongside Bukayo Saka & Eddie Nkeitah who has scored 3 goals for Arsenal in the competition alongside Nicolas Pepe & Willock.
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