Arsenal vs Benfica: Quick stats, goals and facts
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Arsenal vs Benfica: Quick stats, goals and facts

Arsenal will host Benfica in the second leg of the Europa League on Thursday night. 

The match will be played in Athens, Greece, following COVID-19 restrictions that apply to certain European counties. 

The first leg, played last week in Italy, ended 1-1, but the Gunners have a crucial away goal despite the game being staged in a neutral venue. 

Ahead of the match, here are some facts and figures; 

  • Arsenal have won five of their last six home matches against Portuguese sides. (W5 D1)
  • They have scored 20 goals during that time
  • The Gunners have won on each of their last two visits to Greece; both against Olympiacos
  • Benfica's only away game against Arsenal saw them win 1-3 at Highbury in the European Cup last-16 in 1992
  • Benfica's last knockout stage match held in Greece was a 1-0 win over PAOK
  • Since the start of last season, only Nicolas Pepe (10) has had a direct hand in more of the Gunners' 37 Europa League goals than Bukayo Saka (3 Goals, 6 assists)

Head-to-head

  • Played - 3
  • Arsenal wins - 0
  • Benfica wins - 1
  • Draws - 2

Team News

Arsenal

  • Rob Holding - concussion

Benfica

  • Jardel (thigh)
  • Gilberto (Muscular)
  • Almeida (Knee)
  • Arsenal - Next Match
  • 23, Apr - 8:00pm
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