ARSENAL have it all to do as they welcome Villarreal to the Emirates for the second leg of their Europa League semi-final.
The Gunners trail 2-1 after the first meeting in Spain, but have a crucial away goal after Nicolas Pepe netted a late penalty.
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Whoever triumphs will meet either Man Utd or Roma at the final in Gdansk on May 26.
When is Arsenal vs Villarreal?
- This Europa League clash is set for Thursday, May 6.
- Kick-off at the Emirates will be at 8pm BST.
- There will be no fans admitted to the ground due to the coronavirus restrictions.
Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?
You can catch all of the action live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Ultimate.
If you’re a BT customer or have BT Broadband, download the official app to stream on your mobile, tablet, PC or games console.
How can I watch for free?
- EE customers can get BT Sport INCLUDED to their plan at no extra cost if they are on a plan with Smart Benefits – simply log in to EE and choose BT Sport app.
- And then get it on the big screen by texting SPORT to 150 to get a FREE three-month trial of large screen so you can cast all the action on your TV.
- At the end of the three months you will automatically roll onto the £15 per month subscription unless cancelled.
What is the team news?
Both Kieran Tierney and Alexandre Lacazette could feature for Arsenal after returning to training this week.
David Luiz looks set to miss out with a hamstring issue, while Rob Holding is expected to return.
Dani Ceballos is suspended in the middle of the park.
Francis Coquelin looks set to start in place of Etienne Capoue, while Vicente Iborra is out injured.
- Arsenal to win – 17/20
- Draw – 5/2
- Villarreal victory – 3/1
- Gunners to qualify – 6/5
*All odds from Paddy Power and correct at time of publication.
A group of Arsenal supporters have gathered outside the Emirates Stadium to welcome the team bus to the ground.
A number of the club’s faithful praised and encouraged the players ahead of their crunch Europa League semi-final clash against Villarreal.
But it seems that there is also a protest taking place against owners Kroenke Sports & Entertainment as well as majority shareholder Stan Kroenke following the European Super League debacle.
This follows a series of other recent demonstrations staged by Manchester United and Chelsea supporters
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Welcome to our live coverage of the Europa League semi-final second leg between Arsenal and Villarreal at the Emirates.
The Gunners need to win tonight to advance to the final where they will face either Manchester United or Roma in Gdansk, anything else will deny them Champions League qualification next season.
But it won’t be easy as Unai Emery returns at the Emirates as Villarreal boss with a 2-1 victory he picked up at the Estadio de la Ceramica last week.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will be without Dani Ceballos, who was sent off with a second yellow card in the first leg.
David Luiz returned for the north Londoners against Newcastle on Sunday but was replaced by Calum Chambers in the second half due to a fresh knock and thus Arteta will have to make a late call on the defender’s fitness.
But Kieran Tierney could come back from a knee injury and the same goes for Alexandre Lacazette who has overcome a hamstring issue and may also be involved.
Villarreal will be without former Tottenham and Watford ace Etienne Capoue, who was also sent off in the first leg.
Emery will be missing Vicente Iborra, who was also sidelined in the first leg due to a cruciate ligament rupture