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Qarabag vs Arsenal: Azerbaijan football on test as Qarabag hosts EPL side Arsenal in Europa Group E clash

09:49, 03 Oct 2018

Qarabag will host Arsenal at the Tofiq Baharamov Adina Respublika stadionu on Thursday 4th October.

Qarabag sits at the bottom of Group E and they need to win this match to keep their Europa league dream alive. They lost 2-0 to Sporting in their group match opener. They are 2nd in the Azerbaijan Premier League with ten points from four matches played. They will be seeking to get past the group stage of the Europa league for the first time. Looking at the quality of the leagues these two teams play in, it’s clear that Qarabag will be facing a tougher opponent than their normal competition.

Arsenal sits on top of Group E with three points. They started their campaign with a 4-2 home win against Vorskla. They are placed 6th in the EPL and have improved from their poor league start. Their last away trip was against Newcastle united where they won 2-1. Alexander Lacazzete and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have improved as the league proceeds and will be the men to kill Qarabg’s dream of getting to the past the group stage.