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In order to remain in the UEFA Europa League career, the Arsenal team is preparing to visit the CSKA Arena in Moscow where they will face CSKA Moscow in the return leg for the quarterfinals.
Those led by Viktor Goncharenko reached this stage after finishing third in their group for the UEFA Champions League, then eliminated Belgrade Red Star with a 1-0 aggregate in the last 32 for the previous round to leave on the road to Lyon of France after turning the series in France winning by 2-3 after losing at home 0-1.
Last weekend the Russian team lost 2-1 to Dinamo Moscow and this result put their UEFA Champions League qualification in jeopardy for the next one, as Spartak Moscow moved away to six points in the fight for the second place, while Krasnodar who is fourth already equaled it in scoring while Zenit is two points below, and this worries that the 4-1 defeat in the first leg leaves them practically out of the UEFA Europa League It is an option to go to the Champions League of Europe directly.
Meanwhile in the hands of Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette who scored two goals each in the 4-1 victory in the first leg, leaves those led by Frenchman Arsene Wenger well standing for the game on Thursday.
Arsenal comes at a good time, so the Gunners come to beat 3-2 at Southampton and with this Arsenal added their sixth consecutive victory considering all the competitions where the last five were at home, and this Thursday is willing to maintain that level to continue in the race in a competition that is the most important at this time for the Gunners, which is the only one that can lead to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.
Arsenal arrives at this instance after finishing first in their group and then they eliminated the Swedish team Ostersunds and AC Milan in the previous rounds.
The 4-1 victory in the first leg was Arsenal’s first triumph against CSKA Moscow, remember that before they faced each other twice and it was in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League in the 2006/07 season , where the Russian team won by the slightest difference at home and then draw without goals in London.
It must be said that Arsenal has visited Russia four times and things have not gone well for him, so he has 3 losses and one draw.
Meanwhile the numbers of CSKA at home against England teams is also not the best, where he won and tied in 2 opportunities while 5 were defeats in his 9 games.
CSKA Moscow vs Arsenal head to head matches
05.04.18 EL Arsenal CSKA Moscow 4 : 1
01.11.06 CL Arsenal CSKA Moscow 0 : 0
17.10.06 CL CSKA Moscow Arsenal 1 : 0