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.
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.
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|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
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Latest matches: CSKA Moscow
Arsenal is the absolute favorite to win the upcoming game. We expect to see more than 2.5 goals.
05 April 2018 - 19:05 GMT
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