Arsenal vs Benfica Preview, Prediction, H2H results, UEL Round of 32 Leg 2

Arsenal host Benfica in the second leg of UEL Round of 32 second leg and Alley Sport is here with Arsenal vs Benfica Preview and with other details about the tie.

Arsenal have been struggling again in the league and will be hoping to advance further in the Europa League as Arsenal are under transition under Mikel Arteta with a project deemed to make Arsenal the force they were back in the days.

Arsenal played a 1-1 draw vs Benfica at the Stadio Olimpico in Portugal where after playing a 0-0 first-half Gunners were down a goal from a Pizzi Fernandes penalty in the fifty-fifth minute but Arsenal equalised two minutes later via young gunner Bukayo Saka.

Arsenal vs Benfica Preview, Prediction, H2H results, UEL Round of 32 Leg 2 1
Arsenal vs Benfica Preview: Bukayo Saka gave Arsenal an away goal.Image Credits- BBC x Getty Images.

Arsenal vs Benfica Preview

Gunners have an away goal in this tie and will be looking to defend from the back as they did this weekend when they played Manchester City although they lost 1-0 but after conceding defended well for the remainder of the game. With Gunners having the likes of Nicolas Pepe,Pierre Emerick Aubameyang,Alexandre Lacazette and Emile Smith Rowe these players can decide matches at will they only need solidity at the back.

Arsenal vs Benfica Preview
Arsenal vs Benfica Preview.Image credits-Bwin

Benfica have been struggling for form in the League with their star defender Ruben Dias being sold to City but we can’t write them off yet as they are still good in attack with players like Julian Weigl,Pizzi Fernandes and Adel Taarabt can cause threat to Arsenal’s defence.

Arsenal vs Benfica Prediction

Benfica look favorites to qualify from this tie as this Arsenal side is young and can be nervy while defending and with Benfica having the confidence of playing in this competition for a longer time.

Arsenal vs Benfica H2h results

Gunners have won 5 of their last 6 home games against Portuguese sides and have netted 20 times in those 5 wins.

Benfica last won vs Arsenal at Highbury in 1991-92 season of European Cup.Benfica won the game 3-1 after playing extra time.

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