Arsenal take on Benfica tonight at Estadio Olimpico in Rome due to COVID-19 travel restrictions which forced the UEFA Europa league to be rescheduled. Arsenal go into the fixture following a 4-2 victory at Emirates in the Premier League while Benfica drew 1-1 away to Moreirense in Portugals' top division clash. The two ubs have never met before but Arsenal finished on top of Group B with 18 points Unlike Benfica who finished second with 12 points in their Group. Arsenal will be looking forward to build on winning momentum ahead of their Premier League fixture against Manchester City on Sunday.
Manager Arteta has made big changes to his Starting XI squad to face Benfica as he rested some vital players ahead of their EPL clash against the Current Leaders Manchester City. Captain Aubameyang who recently scored his first Premier League hat-trick against Leeds United will lead the Gunners attack alongside Smith Rowe & Bukayo Saka. Bernd Leno will come in for Matt Ryan as Goalkeeper covered by 4 defenders including Luiz, Holding, Bellerin & Cedric while the midfield will usher in Odegaard, Xhaka & Ceballos as Arteta adopts a 4-3-3 tactical formation.
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