Arsenal v Dundalk Build-up & Score Prediction

Arsenal will welcome Dundalk to the Emirates Stadium tonight for their Europa League group stage match.

The Gunners opened their European campaign with a win away to Rapid Vienna last week, coming from behind to snatch a 2-1 win late on, and will be eyeing another win tonight to close in on top spot.

Dundalk suffered the opposite matchday, giving up a 1-0 lead to lose 2-1 to Norwegian side Molde, and will be weary that another loss could well leave them a mountain to climb in their bid to reach the next round of the competition.

The Irish side also struggled domestically at the weekend, losing 1-0 to Waterford, a morale blow which they could really have done without.

Arsenal are also going into the match on the back of a loss, with Leicester having enacted a smash-and-grab performance which painfully stole the three points, but this won’t worry the players too much this evening.

While a number of squad members will be expected to get the nod tonight, with one eye on Manchester United’s visit this Sunday, Mikel Arteta will still be aiming for all three points against Dundalk.

I can’t see anything other than a comfortable win at the Emirates this evening, regardless of how many changes are made, and I don’t expect to be conceding tonight either.

Dundalk do not possess enough to hurt our side if we keep to our gameplan, and I trust that Mustafi will put the weekend’s defeat behind him n be fully ready.

I’m predict a nice 3-0 win, with our side opening the scoring in the first-half, with Nicolas Pepe getting a much-needed confidence boost in front of goal.

What are your early predictions for tonight’s clash?

Patrick

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20 Comments

  1. Kev82 says:

    Arsenal 6-0 Dundalk

    1. Indeed says:

      Correct! Assuming Henry leads your attack 😜…. Now reality check, please do account for missed chances and that should land you at Arsenal 2 – 0 Dundalk!

    2. Kedar says:

      What prediction you gave for Rapid and Leicester!??

    3. Gibson power says:

      Nah! More like 3-0 or 4-0

  2. Sue says:

    Their nickname is the lilywhites 😳 That alone is enough for a spanking 😄

    1. Kstix says:

      😂You don’t think then that they’d fancy a chance against us seeing as everyone seems to try to be fancying their chances these days.

      1. Sue says:

        Of course, Kstix, they’ve got nothing to lose, there’s no pressure on them whatsoever! This is a massive occasion for them – proper David and Goliath style! I usually root for the underdog – not tonight though 😄 I hope they enjoy their time in NL, but leave empty handed!!
        No room for complacency tonight Arsenal!! No palpitations tonight please 😂

        1. Kstix says:

          Hopefully we can use this to gain momentum for Sunday because utd are pretty high on confidence right now after beating a team that was in the quarter finals of the champions league last season 5-0.

          1. Fire says:

            Kstix..

            I totally agree with you, but it will be a different game plan and play on Sunday, that I can assure you!

            What do you think: Do you think Man U will adopt a low-block against Arsenal or go expansive and create an open, free flowing football against us?

            Wrapping our minds around this will tell us how difficult that game will be. In my opinion, I feel both teams will go head to head, unlike the approach Leicester took…

            In that case, we should exploit the spaces, however, if they do employ a low-block, then it will be up to our strikers taking those chances and even the half-chances…

    2. Highbury Hero says:

      😂😂😂

  3. Shakir says:

    A win by atleast 3 goals difference to Arsenal.
    Not a prediction but is a must for Arsenal to gain momentum

  4. Jax says:

    Should be not much more than a practice match, but I remember how we made such hard work of Sutton a few seasons back, so I’ll go for a dull 2-0. Be good to see the likes of Smith Rowe, Chambers (if fit), Runarsson & Nelson get some time.

  5. RW1 says:

    of course we will by a few goals but if we cant play a different kind of football against this team then cant see progress this season

  6. Mouser says:

    Too bad Saliba can’t play here.

    1. Trudeau says:

      I must admit that even I, a die-hard Arteta backer, was pissed off at his quote re Saliba in today’s press conference. How many freakin’ keepers did we include on the list?

  7. Jo says:

    I see a comfortable win for the gooners.

  8. jon fox says:

    Until we see the start eleven and can work out likely subs , an exact score is sheer guesswork, without any real info to guide us. Wouldn’t you agree!

    1. Mac says:

      Hey jon . A score prediction is all quests work weather ya know the team or not . Wouldn’t you agree

  9. Akeem says:

    Arsenal 4-1 dundalk final scores..up Gunners🔫🔫🔫

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