Arsenal face a tough game away at Vitoria
After yet another draw at the weekend against Wolves, Arsenal will travel to Vitoria looking for a win that would lift the mood around the Emirates.
There have been lots of off-field issues around the Gunners with the fans growing increasingly dissatisfied with on-field results, but a good showing here should buy Unai Emery and the players some respite.
Emery’s job seems to be hanging by a thread at the moment and the next two games could play an important role in his future at the Emirates.
The Spaniard has inspired Arsenal to just one win in their last five games and they come into this game with no wins in their last three matches.
Arsenal is underachieving greatly when one takes a look at their current squad, but you don’t have to look too much to see the part of the team that isn’t pulling their weight.
Gabriel Martinelli is scoring the goals and leading the line well in the Europa League. The defence and midfield, however, seem to be holding the team back at the moment.
After being rested for recent Arsenal games, Nicolas Pepe has been joined by Alexandre Lacazette in the travelling squad. But the defence still looks all familiar with the likes of Shkodran Mustafi, Sokratis etc. still travelling.
With one eye on the game with Leicester, Arsenal has to win this game to give themselves a needed morale boost ahead of that showdown.
If the defence and midfield can pull their weight Arsenal could easily get something from this game. However, Vitoria is a side that can cause an upset and almost won at the Emirates. They simply will not let Arsenal roll over them.
All things considered, a draw looks a good pick.
Vitoria 2-2 Arsenal