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Europa League: Arsenal To Wait For Knockout Stage Qualification After Defeat

Amuda Segun

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North London giants Arsenal will have to wait until the last set of group stage games on Matchday Six to find out if they qualify for the knockout stage of the Europa League this season after their disappointing defeat at home to German Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt.

Arsenal needed a win or draw against Eintracht Frankfurt to secure their place in the next stage of the competition.

As a matter of fact, a draw would have taken the Gunners through to the last 32 of the Europa League but they were unable to get it despite taking the lead in the first half of the game.

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave his team the lead at the end of the first half for his 10th goal of the season for the Gunners in all competitions.

The newly appointed Gunners skipper has eight Premier League goals and two Europa League goals to his credit this season.

His opening goal against last season’s semifinalists Eintracht Frankfurt was not enough after Japanese international Diachi Kamada scored twice in nine second half minutes to give the visitors a priceless 2-1 win thereby boosting qualification hopes.

Arsenal will need to avoid a four-goal defeat or more away to Standard Liege FC of Belgium in the last Group F game to secure qualification.

I am Segun Amuda , Journalist at Thewistle.com. You can also find my articles here on topics related to Football. Outside Blogging, I have a keen interest in watching English Premier League Games. For any queries or issues related to articles on our website, kindly get in touch.