UEFA Europa League match preview – Rapid Vienna vs Arsenal. This is now Arsenal’s fourth attempt at trying to win the Europa League.
Arsenal begin their latest Europa League adventure with a trip to Rapid Vienna on Thursday, aiming to improve on last season’s disappointing early exit.
The Gunners crashed out at the first knockout stage last time out but are among the favourites to go all the way this time, though this could be a tricky opening test for them.
Rapid Vienna form (all competitions): WLDWWW
Arsenal form (all competitions): WWLWWL
Rapid Vienna possible starting lineup:
Strebinger; Stojkovic, Hofmann, Barac; Arase, Grahovac, Ljubicic, Ullmann; Murg, Kara, Fountas
Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Runarsson; Luiz, Gabriel, Kolasinac; Cedric, Elneny, Partey, Maitland-Niles; Willock, Nketiah, Nelson
We say: Rapid Vienna 1-2 Arsenal