Arsenal will lock horns with Benfica at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium in Greece for their second leg of their Europa League tie on Thursday. Both legs of the matches will not happen at the clubs’ respective homes primarily owing to restrictions placed on travel due to COVID-19.
Arsenal have struggled all season as they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday and now, with this loss, their chances of a top-six finish look rather dicey. Benfica, on the other hand, managed to draw with a low-ranked Farense.
UEFA Europa League 2020-21 Arsenal vs Benfica game is scheduled to kick off at 11:25 PM IST.
UEFA Europa League 2020-21 Arsenal vs Benfica: Team News, Injury Update
For Arsenal, left-back Kieran Tierney did make a comeback to the side and will get a nod to start this game on Thursday.Mikel Arteta will field his strongest side against Benfica. However, Thomas Partey is trying to get back to fitness as he is suffering from a muscle injury that has ruled him out for some weeks.
Benfica, on the other hand, will be without Jorge Jesus as he is a long-term absentee. Andre Almeida has been ruled out of the season with a knee injury. Benfica captain and star defeder Jardel has also been sidelined with a thigh injury.
Arsenal possible starting line-up: Bernd Leno (GK); Kieran Tierney, David Luiz, Gabriel Magalhaes, Hector Bellerin; Granit Xhaka, Dani Ceballos; Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Martin Odegaard; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Benfica possible starting line-up: Odysseas Vlachodimos; Alex Grimaldo, Nicolas Otamendi, Jan Vertonghen, Gilberto; Rafa Silva, Adel Taarabt, Julian Weigl, Pizzi; Darwin Nunez, Haris Seferovic
What time will the UEFA Europa League 2020-21 Arsenal vs Benfica kick-off?
The UEFA Europa League 2020-21 Arsenal vs Benfica match will kick off at 11:25 PM IST on Thursday, February 25, at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium.
What TV channel will show the UEFA Europa League 2020-21 Arsenal vs Benfica match?
The UEFA Europa League 2020-21 Arsenal vs Benfica match will be shown on the Sony Networks sports channels.
How can I stream the UEFA Europa League 2020-21 Arsenal vs Benfica fixture?
The UEFA Europa League 2020-21 Arsenal vs Benfica match will be streamed on Sony LIV.