Thursday 5 Apr

Arsenal vs. CSKA Moscow Match Preview

04 Apr 2018 Keith M. INTERNATIONAL CLUBS: UEFA Europa League, Knockout stage
INTERNATIONAL CLUBS: UEFA Europa League, Knockout stage

Arsenal FC

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19:05 GMT
05 April 2018

CSKA Moscow

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19:05 GMT 05 April 2018

The Arsenal vs. CSKA Moscow match will be played on Thursday, April 5, at the Emirates Stadium, London. This is the first leg of Europa League quarterfinals. In the previous round, Arsenal eliminated Milan by 5:1 on aggregate, while CSKA Moscow eliminated Lyon after 3:3 on aggregate, because of more away goals scored.


  • Arsenal is in a series of four victories in all competitions. In those four games, they scored 11, and conceded only one goal.
  • CSKA Moscow is also in a series of four victories in all competitions. They also scored 11 goals, but conceded three in those four games.


These teams met two times in the 21st century. They played two games during Champions League 2006/07 season. CSKA won the match played in Moscow by 1:0, while in London the result was 0:0.


Arsenal lost almost all chances to finish in the top four in Premier League, so the absolute priority for them is winning the Europa League. If they manage to do that, Arsenal will reach Champions League as the winner of Europa League, like Manchester United in the last season. Arsenal is under pressure to perform well, especially against the teams such as CSKA Moscow, which are much weaker than them on paper.

Latest matches: Arsenal FC

01.04.2018 Prem Arsenal FC Stoke City 3:0 W
15.03.2018 UEFA Arsenal FC AC Milan 3:1 W
11.03.2018 Prem Arsenal FC Watford FC 3:0 W
08.03.2018 UEFA AC Milan Arsenal FC 0:2 W
04.03.2018 Prem Brighton & Hove Albion FC Arsenal FC 2:1 L


CSKA Moscow didn't play particularly well throughout the season, but they reached the last eight of Europa League. They don't expect much against Arsenal, as they are focused on domestic league - currently, they are trailing only by five points behind Lokomotiv Moscow, and they will try to win the title again. They will be happy if they avoid humiliation in London.

Latest matches: CSKA Moscow

01.04.2018 Prem FC Rostov CSKA Moscow 1:2 W
25.03.2018 Club CSKA Moscow FK Ryazan 4:0 W
15.03.2018 UEFA Olympique Lyon CSKA Moscow 2:3 W
11.03.2018 Prem RFK Terek Grozny CSKA Moscow 0:3 W
08.03.2018 UEFA CSKA Moscow Olympique Lyon 0:1 L


Arsenal is the absolute favorite to win the upcoming game. We expect to see more than 2.5 goals.

About the author - Keith M.

Dedicated tipster with five years of experience. Devoted Arsenal fan and sports writer.

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