ARS Vs BEN Fantasy Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Arsenal’s season slumps with many calling for Arteta’s dismissal.
Although the scoreline wasn’t a massively embarrassing one when Arsenal took on Manchester City at the weekend, the meek and feeble manner in which they folded was a cause of concern to many.
Failing to muster even a single shot at the goal, Arsenal went down without a fight on the day. It was a lacklustre and listless performance from the club, a dismal showing which now leaves Arsenal with three defeats in their last four Premier League matches.
The club’s current slump has finally seen fingers being raised at Arteta with many at the club asking for the manager to be asked to pack his bags and head for the exit door.
Arsenal should find solace in the arms of Benfica though today with the team managing to steady a rocking ship with a win.
Probable Playing 11
- Both Thomas and Rob are out on the injury bed for Arsenal.
- Jardel and Andre attribute their absence to ongoing injury problems.
Leno, Bellerin, Luiz, Gabriel, Tierney, Xhaka, Ceballos, Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Aubameyang
Leite, Gilberto, Vertonghen, Otamendi, Grimaldo, Silva, Weigl, Pizzi, Everton, Nunez, Waldschmidt
Premier League 2020-21
Match: Arsenal Vs Benfica
Date And Time: 25th February, Thursday- 11:25pm IST
Venue: Emirates Stadium, London
Telecast: Sony Ten 2/HD, SonyLIV
Top Goal Scorer
- Pepe: 3 Goals, 3 Assists
- Pizzi: 7 Goals, 2 Assists
The last time these two clashed heads, Benfica’s Helton Leite was at his stellar best to see us opt for the side’s goal-keeper for this one as well.
For their dreary and languid showing against City, what Arsenal can take heart from though is the fact that they managed to limit the league leaders to the one goal. The side has clearly been on an uptick at the back under Arteta to see us opt for Gabriel Magalhaes, Kieran Tierney and Cedric Soares from the side.
For Nicolas Pepe, the lowly nature of the Europa League oppositions has been a means to accumulate crucial goals. He’s the side’s top scorer in the tournament with the three goals and three assists.
Dani Ceballos dictated the tempo of the play the last time these two locked heads to see him feature for us as well. Benfica on the other hand as ever see their top scorer with the seven goals and two assists, Pizzi make a foray into our fray with Julian Weigl slotting in next to him.
Given the ramifications from today’s clash, Arsenal are set to deploy their heavy hitters. It should see top scorer Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who has the six goals both feature for the club.
With five goals in his kitty in seven matches, Darwin Nunez wraps up our set of picks for the day.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Lacazette’s ten goals see him captain our side while Pizzi is the vice-captain.
Leite, Soares, Gabriel, Tierney, Pepe, Pizzi, Dani, Weigl, Alexandre, Nunez, Pierre
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