πŸ”΄ Arsenal v Dundalk: Quick facts, stats and team news
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πŸ”΄ Arsenal v Dundalk: Quick facts, stats and team news

Arsenal will be at home against Irish side Dundalk for their second match of the 2020/21 Europa League campaign on Thursday night. 

The Gunners laboured to a 2-1 opening day win away to Rapid Vienna and will be eager to put in a better performance against a side that is struggling and has lost their last two matches. 

Ahead of the fixture at the Emirates, here are some quick facts and stats to get you started. 

  • This will be the first time Arsenal play an Irish team in any UEFA competition
  • English clubs have won 11 of their 12 home matches against Irish  clubs scoring 56 goals and conceding just five
  • Dundalk have faced English sides on six occasions in Europe and   the only time they did not lose was in 1981 when they  drew 1-1 against Tottenham
  • Against Vienna, Aubameyang became only the sixth player since  2009/10  to net 20 Europa League goals 
  • Dundalk have lost 15 of their last 18 European matches (W1 D2)

Team News

Both teams will miss a number of players, with Arsenal, in particular, likely to be without up to six of their key men. 

Arsenal

  • Rob Holding (Hamstring)
  • David  Luiz (Thigh)
  • Willian (Calf)
  • Callum Chambers (knee)
  • Pablo Mari (Ankle)
  • Gabriel  Martinelli (knee)

Dundalk

  • Dane Massey (Hip)
  • Nathan Oduwa (Hamstring - doubt)

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