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Both teams carry a significant threat going forward, so we could be in store for an entertaining encounter in north London.
Back both teams to score and over 2.5 goals when Arsenal face PSV. (+115)
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Arsenal were supposed to face Everton in the Premier League on Sunday, but the entire round of fixtures in England’s top division was called off following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. That means the Gunners will have had seven days off ahead of the visit of PSV to the Emirates Stadium; their last outing was a 2-1 victory over Zurich which got their Europa League campaign off to the perfect start. The extra rest will give Arsenal a boost as they seek to make it two wins from two on the continent.
The Gunners are the early favorites with the best online sportsbooks to win the Europa League this season. It is particularly hard to make forecasts in this competition, since eight teams will drop into it from the Champions League ahead of the knockout rounds. But of the 32 teams in the group stage, Arsenal are certainly among the strongest – as their strong start to the Premier League season demonstrates.
Arsenal are being rewarded for their patience in Mikel Arteta. It is fair to say the Spaniard’s tenure to date has not been entirely smooth sailing. He won the FA Cup in his first half-season at the helm, but the following year brought an underwhelming eighth-place finish in the Premier League. Arsenal dropped as low as 15th that year as the pressure on Arteta intensified, but the board held their nerve and stuck with their man.
Missing out on the top four last term was a major blow, but Arsenal did some fantastic work in the summer transfer market and have made a fast start to the 2022/23 campaign, at home and on the continent. A sense of optimism has returned to the Emirates after a difficult few years, and Arteta now has the full backing of the fans.
PSV have also come flying out of the traps this term. They sit second in the Eredivisie standings after six rounds of fixtures, the latest of which brought a 1-0 victory over Waalwijk on Sunday. Ruud van Nistelrooy’s side were beaten 2-1 by Twente in their previous league game, but prior to that they registered thumping wins by the following scorelines: 4-1, 5-2, 6-1 and 7-1.
It has been a different story in Europe, though. PSV beat Monaco 4-3 on aggregate in the Champions League third qualifying round, but came unstuck in the play-offs: despite a 2-2 draw against Rangers at Ibrox in the first leg, PSV suffered a 1-0 defeat at home and thus dropped into the Europa League. Their first game in the continent’s junior competition was a 1-1 home draw with Bodo/Glimt.
Van Nistelrooy was something of a hate figure at Arsenal during his time as a Manchester United player between 2001 and 2006. He will not expect a warm welcome at the Emirates, but the former striker is showing plenty of promise in his debut campaign as a head coach at senior level. Van Nistelrooy knew where the goal was during his playing days and his PSV team shares that trait with their manager.
PSV will see this match as an opportunity to make a statement of intent against the tournament favorites. At the same time, it is not exactly a free hit. The Dutch outfit would have expected to beat Bodo/Glimt on matchday one; their failure to do so raises the stakes a little for this trip to London. A defeat, to be clear, would be far from disastrous after just two group games, but a draw would be valuable to PSV’s chances of progressing.
As their results so far this season demonstrate, PSV’s strength lies in attack. They are the highest-scoring team in the Eredivisie and have a habit of keeping their foot on the accelerator even after they have amassed a sizable lead. That has made their domestic matches to date hugely entertaining, if largely one-sided.
PSV will need to adapt on Thursday, though. In the Netherlands they tend to be the team that takes the initiative, but their approach will be more reactive against Arsenal. That does not mean they cannot cause the Gunners problems, though, especially as the home team have been weakened in midfield by injuries.
Arsenal still pack a considerable punch going forward, and it is hard to envisage anything other than an entertaining game with plenty of goals. Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals looks like the way to go in this one.
|Teams||Arsenal vs PSV|
|Location||Emirates Stadium, London, England|
|Time||Thursday, 15 September 2022, 15.00 PM EST|
|How to watch||Paramount+|
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