The Gunners have already secured qualification to the next round and a positive result will see them enter the knockouts as group winners
Speaking about the importance of finishing top and avoiding the likes of Barca in his pre-match press conference ahead of PSV, Arteta said: “This competition is getting harder and harder. It looks like the next round is going to be competitive that’s why it’s so important to finish top.”
They could of course meet them in the Round of 16 when the time comes, but that is an unnecessary extra step. Plus, Barca could fail to reach that round altogether – although that would admittedly be surprising. Let’s see if the Gunners can hold their nerve with a good performance in the Netherlands.
Liverpool fans were all raving about Harvey Elliott after his performance in the Reds’ 3-0 win over Ajax in the Champions League.
The Football Association have confirmed that no action will be taken against Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson over his clash with Arsenal centre-back Gabriel earlier this month.
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk admits they need to improve their away form.The Reds go to Ajax in the Champions League on Wednesday night on the back of defeat away at Nottingham Forest.
Arsenal’s hierarchy will back manager Mikel Arteta in the January transfer window by making £50million available to spend on two new players, according to reports.
The Gunners are aiming to bolster their midfield department in January and they are said to be eyeing a high-profile addition.
The Spaniard was absent from Liverpool’s training session today as the 31-year-old continues to recover from his ear infection but Klopp did have other key stars return, reports the Liverpool Echo.
Liverpool have a huge Alisson Becker problem that quickly needs to solve
Arsenal will face PSV as they make their trip to Phillips Stadium in Thursday’s Group A Europa League match-up on 27th October by 17:45pm. The Gunners will be looking to grab all three points in this European contest after being held to a 1-1 draw against Southampton in the Premier League. The English first-division leaders will be coming into this match hungry to bounce back and return to winning ways.