Valencia vs Arsenal: predictions, likely lineups & team news
Europa League By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 08/05/2019
Arsenal travel to Spain on Thursday to battle Valencia for a spot in this season's Europa League final, and potentially a spot in next year's Champions League should they win the showpiece game in Baku.With a 3-1 lead from the first leg, Unai Emery and his players will have to navigate a tricky away tie against a team who scored six goals scored away to Huesca in their La Liga game on Sunday but Gunners drew last time out to lowly Brighton, with their current run being less than spectacular and they will need to be alert to navigate past Los Ches at the Mestalla. Team News Valencia will be missing central midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia whilst winger Denis Cheryshev is also unavailable with a ligament injury.Rob Holding, Hector Bellerin and Danny Welbeck all remain unavailable for selection due to long-term injuries. However, Aaron Ramsey has already played his last game for the club after suffering a hamstring tear against Napoli which ruled him out for the rest of the reason while Denis Suarez is also sidelined after picking up a groin injury.Head to Head RecordThursday's fixture will represent the seventh competitive meeting between the clubs, with Valencia registering three wins in comparison to two victories for Arsenal.