Arsenal vS CSKA Moscow: Live stream, TV channel, team news, odds and kick-off time all the reaction for Europa League online first leg clash. on Thursday, April 5. Here’s all the info you need to watch.
The Gunners welcome Viktor Goncharenko’s side to the Emirates stadium in the first leg as they hope to go to Russia with a good advantage.
ARSENAL host CSKA Moscow on in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final tie. The Gunners put in a dominant display against AC Milan in the round of 16 beating them 5-1 on aggregate.
They face a CSKA Moscow team who made it through to the quarter-finals on away goals after they drew 3-3 with Lyon on aggregate.
The second quarter-final leg will be played at the VEB Arena on April 12.
Here’s how to watch the match:
What time is kick-off?
THIS game takes place on Thursday, April 5.
The match will be held at the Emirates Stadium.
Time: 3:05 p.m. ET
TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
Location: Moscow, Russia
Stadium: VEB Arena
TV info: FS1
Live Stream: Fox Sports Go, Fubo.TV
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Which channel is it on and can I live stream it?
YOU can watch this game live on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting at 7.30pm.
Alternatively, you can keep up-to-date with all the latest action on the SunSport LIVE blog.
What is the team news?
Danny Welbeck is a slight doubt for Arsenal for their game on Thursday.
The Gunners forward picked up a slight back injury in their 3-0 win over Stoke on Sunday but it is hoped he will be fit enough.
They were the only English team to make the Europa League knockout stages.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ineligible due to playing for Borussia Dortmund in the competition before moving to the Emirates.
CSKA Moscow will be without Krill Nababkin due to suspension.
Arsenal hosts CSKA Moscow on Thursday at Emirates Stadium in the first leg of their Europa League quarterfinal matchup.
Arsenal’s last game was a 3–0 win over Stoke City in the Premier League. Striker Alexandre Lacazette returned against Stoke City for his first appearance since Feb. 10, scoring a goal in the 89th minute. The club’s chances at Champions League qualification through the league are dire, though, and winning the Europa League figures to be Arsenal’s best shot at returning to Europe’s top stage. In the previous round, the Gunners advanced past AC Milan.
CSKA Moscow’s last game was a win over FC Rostov in the Russian Premier League, and the team advanced from the Europa League round of 16 by winning on away goals against Lyon.
Arsenal return to Europa League action tonight as they host CSKA Moscow in the first leg of their quarter-final tie.
The Gunners are desperate to win the Europa League this season as Champions League qualification through the Premier League looks extremely unlikely.
Arsene Wenger’s side are coming off a 3-0 win over Stoke at the weekend and are clear favourites to beat the Russians at the Emirates.
Arsene Wenger really needs to win the Europa League (Picture: Getty Images)
When is Arsenal vs CSKA?
The match is on Thursday, 5 April with kick-off at 7.45pm.
What channel is the match on?
BT Sport 2 will be showing the game live with coverage starting at 7.30pm.
Is there a live stream?
BT Sport customers will be able to stream the contest on BT Sport Player.
Alexandre Lacazette is fit to start for the Gunners for the first time since January after making his Premier League return at the weekend.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is cup-tied, whilst Santi Cazorla remains on the long-term injury list. Danny Welbeck is pushing for a starting place although has been struggling with a back injury.
Real Madrid: have reportedly rekindled their interest in Manchester United’s 27-year-old Spain keeper David de Gea.
They have also enquired about France midfielder Paul Pogba, 25, and France forward Anthony Martial, 22.
There’s plenty of other interesting bits of transfer talk in today’s gossip page, like:
Oli: Liverpool’s midfield three performed out of their skin. It is such a shame James Milner has retired from England duty because he is the type of player England will miss in midfield. Hugely underrated and leading the CL assists! I hope Gareth Southgate is on the phone right now convincing him otherwise.
Michael: People keep mentioning Man City’s 5-0 win earlier in the season, but always seem to forget that four of the goals were scored against 10 men, with a much weaker Liverpool defence. All Liverpool need is an away goal and there’s no way City can win the tie
Elsewhere in Europe:
Atletico Madrid take on Sporting Lisbon, Lazio take on the conquerors of Borussia Dortmund – Red Bull Salzburg while RB Leipzig face Marseille (all 20:05 BST)
Cech to start?
Arsenal v CSKA Moscow (20:05 BST)
David Ospina has been Arsenal’s nominated Europa League goalkeeper in all-but two of the club’s ten fixtures this season.
But a number of national newspapers are suggesting that Petr Cech has shaken off a minor groin issue and is set to start in Europe for the first time since the Gunners 1-0 win over Red Star Belgrade in October. Not good news for the Colombian as the competition begins to reach a climax.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang might not be eligible to feature for Arsenal tonight but some good news coming over the horizon is that Alexandre Lacazette is in line to make his first start for the club since 30 January. France forward, Lacazette, 26, is making his return from knee surgery and scored after coming off the bench in Sunday’s Premier League win against Stoke. Is he the man to add an extra dimension to Arsenal’s attack?
Some extra pressure:
Arsenal v CSKA Moscow (20:05 BST)
After two night’s on Champions League football it is time to turn our attention to the Europa League with Arsenal hosting CSKA Moscow this evening. Currently 13 points adrift of a Champions League place in the Premier League, it would be fair to say this competition has become a case of all or nothing for the Gunners’ hopes of returning to Europe’s top table. No wonder Arsene Wenger has talked of “some extra pressure.
The first leg of the Europa League begins on Thursday with CSKA Moscow hosting Arsenal. CSKA are third in the Russian Premier League, five points behind Lokomotiv Moscow with five games remaining. Arsenal are sixth in the Premier League, 13 points behind Tottenham for the final Champions League spot. If Arsene Wenger’s side want to play in Champions League next season, they will have to win the Europa League.
CSKA finished third in their Champions League group and were relegated to Europa League. In their first four Europa League games, the Moscow side have kept four clean sheets eliminating AEK Athens and BSC Young Boys. Domestically, Viktor Goncharenko’s side have won three straight and six of their last seven games. While the Russian side can sometimes struggle to score, they have a stingy defense that has only allowed 18 goals domestically. Offensively, the club leans on Vitinho, who leads the club with 10 goals and eight assists this season.
Arsenal advanced to the quarterfinals after beating AC Milan in both legs of their round of 16 clash. While the Gunners have won two straight games, they have lost five of their last nine games. Offensively, Arsenal need Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to have strong games and create chances for Danny Welbeck or Alexandre Lacazette to finish. The French striker scored last weekend against Stoke, giving him 10 goals this season. However, Wenger has not played Lacazette in any Europa League games this year. Welbeck is tied with Sead Kolasinac for the team lead in Europa League scoring with two goals.