With Unai Emery’s Arsenal managerial career hanging by a thread, we prepare to face last season’s Europa League semi-finalists Eintracht Frankfurt in the same competition.
Having just won one game in eight, Emery is under-fire to get a win and take us into the knock-out stages but it looks like the team news isn’t great ahead of the clash.
Dani Ceballos, Sead Kolasinac and Hector Bellerin may all miss the game through injury. Ceballos is definitely out, while Bellerin and Kolasinac will be assessed ahead of the game on Thursday, both have hamstring issues.
We were lucky to escape with a point last weekend when Southampton looked to have won the game, Alexandre Lacazette popping up in the 95th minute to equalise.
Emery’s Arsenal haven’t won a game since our 3-2 home win over Vitoria in the Europa League, Nicolas Pepe sparing our blushes with two late free kicks to win that one.
For our last league win, you have to go right back to the start of October when we struggled to beat Bournemouth 1-0 at The Emirates, courtesy of an early David Luiz strike.
With two seemingly winnable games coming up, let’s just hope Emery can turn things around. Following the Frankfurt game, we visit Norwich City at Carrow Road, so fingers crossed for two big wins from Emery which can kickstart the rest of the season…
But please don’t hold your breath…