Europa League finalists Arsenal would be hoping to bounce back from the disappointing defeat to Premier League newcomers Sheffield United in their league meeting on Monday when they face Vitoria Guimares FC of Portugal in a Europa League clash billed for the Emirates Stadium later on Thursday.
Sheffield United striker and summer signing Lys Moussett scored the only goal of the game to condemn Arsenal to their second defeat of the season.
All the two losses have come in the Premier League and the latest defeat to the Blades has heaped pressure on manager Unai Emery who’s in the last year of his contract, though the club can offer him an additional year as stipulated in the deal he signed upon becoming the Arsenal manager last summer.
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Unai Emery was the replacement for legendary manager Arsene Wenger who left the club at the end of the penultimate season.
The Gunners have a perfect record in the Europa League this season ahead of the Vitoria Guimares clash at the Emirates Stadium after two wins from two games.
Arsenal XI (4-3-3): Emiliano Martinez; Hector Bellerin, Shkodran Mustafi, Rob Holding, Kieran Tierney; Joe Willock, Lucas Torreira, Dani Ceballos; Emile Smith-Rowe, Alexandre Lacazette and Gabriel Martinelli.