Arsenal Vs Valencia Dream11 Prediction: The SportsRush brings you the Dream11 picks between Arsenal and Valencia.
Arsenal will take on Valencia in the first leg of the Europa League campaign at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday. The Gunners and Los Ches Els Taronges have struggled for victories in recent weeks and the mentality to bounce back with be crucial for both the sides.
The hosts do not enjoy a good record against the Spanish outfit, winning once, drawing once, and losing thrice. History might suggest Valencia, but Arsenal consists of fantastic individuals and have a manager who is an expert in this competition having won thrice with Sevilla before. On the other hand, the visitors have the chance to get into this fixture as an underdog and prove themselves in this situation.
We shall look at the Dream11 picks between Arsenal and Valencia.
Arsenal Vs Valencia Dream11 Team
Petr Cech: Arsenal’s immense record in the Premier League at the Emirates Stadium might have been brought to an end by Crystal Palace in the Premier League, but their record in the Europa League remains intact. The forwards of Valencia have not been among goals and Petr Cech have a great chance to keep a clean sheet.
Laurent Koscielny: Laurent Koscielny is going through a rough patch currently, but the Skipper is the main leader from the backline. The French International has the capability to win plenty of duels and score from set pieces.
Mouctar Diakhaby: Mouctar Diakhaby might not be a star name, but he is an excellent defender. He has broken into the starting lineup recently after making a move last summer. He has scored two goals this campaign and will hope to continue the tally.
Gabriel Paulista: Former Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista has established himself as the first choice in Valencia’s backline. The Brazilian International is crucial to the visitor’s hopes of keeping a clean sheet as he wins plenty of duels in the backline. He does not possess a threat from set pieces, but he is a very good defender.
Sead Kolasinac: Sead Kolasinac operates through the defensive flank of the left-hand side for Arsenal. The Bosnian International has five assists to his name in the Premier League this campaign as he likes to interlink with the attackers in the front line.
Jose Gaya: Jose Gaya is one of the accomplished footballers in Spain top division right now. The Spanish full-back sits back with the defence and likes to be adventurous when he is given the freedom to roam around. He has scored one goal this term.
Lucas Torreira: Lucas Torreira has an abundance of energy to make things happen in the middle of the pitch. He likes to get forward and get involved in the attacks. He has an assist to his name and has an eye for goal from long range.
Dani Parejo: Valencia Skipper Dani Parejo has 10 goals and five assists to his name this term. The Argentine International is the first choice set piece taker and has the capability of nicking a goal or two should he be provided with a chance.
Goncalo Guedes: Goncalo Guedes has the breakneck pace to torment Arsenal defence throughout the game. The Portuguese International has scored eight times and three assists to his name in all competitions this season. He plays through the left wing and could give constant headache to Ainsley Maitland Niles.
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (C): Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has the capability to cause havoc to Valencia’s defence. The Gabonese International has scored 23 goals in all competitions this season and takes penalties as well. He will be the main source of goal for Arsenal.
Alexandre Lacazette (VC): Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are expected to pair up in the forward line on Thursday. The French International has scored 15 goals this campaign and plays behind Aubameyang at times.
Disclaimer: This team is made on the basis of our research for the game. This XI is what we think would work – you’re free to choose your own XI.