Arsenal to claim another Europa League win and get back on track.
This evening Arsenal welcomes Portuguese side Vitoria to the Emirates in the Europa League. A win will put Arsenal on nine points and one huge step closer to qualification to the knockout stages.
It is very difficult to see anything other than a home win and there are a variety of reasons for that. For starters, Unai Emery has a more attacking attitude in the Europa League and truth be told, he picks the better team.
Tonight there is a good chance that we will see Kieran Tierney, Rob Holding and possibly Hector Bellerin play. Players that should be playing in Premier League games. The Spaniard may even surprise us all and select Mesut Ozil, but I doubt it.
There will definitely be some youngsters on display and the energy they bring will drive the team on. There will be none of the careful approach Emery prefers in the league, instead, it will be far more free-flowing.
The way the fringe players play in the Europa League is so different from how the senior team performs and you would think that Emery would click on to that. However, he either ignores what he sees or simply does not believe it will work in the EPL.
But regardless, we will see an attack-minded formation, a team with an attacking mentality and a defence that most fans would like to see week in week out.
Vitoria has lost their opening two Europa League games and they are simply making the numbers up. They are not a top Portuguese side and really should not trouble Arsenal too much this evening.
Because there will be numerous changes and a different attitude I am convinced we will see a comprehensive Arsenal win.
Arsenal 4-1 Vitoria