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Pin Official lineups for the Europa League clash between Arsenal and FK Qarabag. BeSoccer
Official lineups for the Europa League clash between Arsenal and FK Qarabag. BeSoccer

Not long to go now!

Matt Morley by Matt Morley @rfutbol - 0 5,856

Join us for live text updates of the Europa League Group E clash between Arsenal and FK Qarabag at the Emirates Stadium.

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FT: Arsenal 1-0 Qarabag. That's that here at the Emirates. Alexandre Lacazette's first-half goal is the difference as Arsenal's long unbeaten run continues. Several of Unai Emery's youngsters impressed, with Bukayo Saka out on the left a thorn in Qarabag's side throughout.
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Arsenal continue to press forward, but it looks like they'll be made to do with a one-goal win.
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4 minutes added on.
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CHANCE! WHAT A CHANCE FOR SAKA! Arsenal counter at pace and Nketiah finds Saka all on his own at the far post. The 17-year-old only has Vagner to beat, but the Qarabag goalkeeper makes a fine save albeit with his face.
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Martinez finally has something to do as he gathers a low cross from the right.
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Another change for Qarabag as Rzezniczak makes way for Ozobic.
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Arsenal make their final change as Charlie Gilmour replaces Mesut Ozil.
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Garayev is booked for clipping the ankles of Saka, who has impressed tonight.
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Saka is clattered as he goes up for a header and appears to be struggling, but he's back on his feet and should be able to continue.
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DISALLOWED! Nketiah has the ball in the net, but it won't count. He glances a fine header into the far corner from a Saka cross from the left, but he is correctly adjudged to have been offside when the ball was played.
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Qarabag continue the trend of regular substitutions as Quintana replaces Madatov. Quintana did score a hat-trick at the weekend...
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Laurent Koscielny's evening is over as he makes way for Nacho Monreal.
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Saka spins away from his man and tries his luck from 25 yards, but his tame effort is straight at Wagner.
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CLOSE! Saka goes close as he meets Maitland-Niles's low cross from the right after brilliant work from the utility man, but his effort is deflected wide for a corner, which is cleared.
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Arsenal make a change now as Lacazette is replaced by Medly.
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CHANCE! Zoubir gets in down the left and pulls the ball back for the awaiting Abdullayev, but he misses his kick and the chance is lost. What an opportunity for the away side!
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Qarabag make the game's first chance as Abdullayev comes on for Michel.
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CHANCE! Martinez comes for a corner that he is never getting to, but Guerrier can only direct his header over the bar with the goal gaping! A rare opening for the visitors.
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Nketiah lures a foul from Guerrier down the right after spinning the defender, but Sokratis can only head Ozil's floated delivery a whole eight or 10 yards wide.
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Arsenal have stepped up their intensity levels slightly since the break, but they're yet to be rewarded for their efforts.
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Saka is adjudged to have fouled Slavchev as he looked to nick the ball off his opposite number despite appearing to get the ball.
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Maitland-Niles drives forward from full-back before firing over from 25 yards.
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Arsenal get us back underway here!
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HT: Arsenal 1-0 Qarabag. Alexandre Lacazette's strike is the difference between the two sides here at the break, though in truth the hosts have dominated for long spells for so far, with the returning Laurent Koscielny barely having anything to do in defence.
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Arsenal still in complete control of the ball as the break approaches, you sense another goal or two could lead to a whole load more youngsters appearing off the bench.
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Qarabag look to counter at pace, but Zoubir's crossfield ball is easily picked off by Maitland-Niles.
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CHANCE! Nketiah rises highest to meet Ozil's corner, but he gets underneath his effort and head harmlessly over the bar.
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Nketiah is as industrious as ever in attack as he wins another corner down the right.
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Ozil is not impressed as he is muscled off the ball in the middle of the park. There's no free-kick, but he's slow to get back to his feet.
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Saka is on the receiving end once again as he is barged to the ground unfairly on halfway.
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Madatov drives forward down the left and crosses into the box, but no Qarabag players gamble and his cross goes begging.
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There's no real energy to this game so far, something that will no doubt suit Ozil and Koscielny after their respective injury lay-offs.
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Elneny sees a hugely ambitious strike from 30 yards fade well wide.
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Ozil does well to lose his marker and find Lacazette on the edge of the box, but the Frenchman's touch is poor and he winds up fouling his man.
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CHANCE! Medvedev looks to be in on goal at the far post after gathering a diagonal pass, but Sokratis makes a brilliant last-ditch challenge to block his effort behind.
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GOAL! ARSENAL! LACAZETTE! 1-0! A good finish from the Frenchman as he is fed in the box and proceeds to wriggle away form his marker before firing low below the reach of Wagner. Credit to Eddie Nketiah, who robbed Slavchev of the ball in the build-up to the goal.
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Saka is bundled to the ground by Slavchev. The youngster is certainly looking bright early on here.
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CLOSE! Saka forces a save from Vagner as he tries so shape a left-footed effort into the far corner from the edge of the box. there may have even been a slight deflection on the strike.
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Qarabag are struggling to get a touch of the ball at the moment as Nketiah forces a corner down the right.
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Willock earns Arsenal the opportunity to swing the ball into the box after being blocked off by Michel, but Ozil's delivery is poor and Qarabag clear.
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Arsenal are enjoying all of the ball early on here in front of what may be the smallest crowd ever at the Emirates.
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Qarabag get us underway here!
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Warm-ups have been completed and we're just minutes away from kick-off here!
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Here's how these two sides have fared recently ahead of this one:
Here's how these two sides have fared recently ahead of this one:
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Just the one change from our predicted lineup for the visitors as Vagner lines up between the sticks ahead of Iceland international Hannes Halldorsson.
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QARABAG: Vagner; Huseynov, Sadygov, Rzezniczak; Guerrier, Slavchev, Qarayev, Michel, Medvedev; Zoubir, Madatov. Subs: Magomedaliyev, Agolli, Mammadov, Diniyev, Abdullayev, Ozobic, Quintana.
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A complete mixture of fringe and youth players and first-team stars from the hosts as Laurent Koscielny and Mesut Ozil make their returns from Achilles and back problems respectively, whilst a host of youngsters are also given a chance.
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ARSENAL: Martinez; Jenkinson, Koscielny, Sokratis, Maitland-Niles; Nketiah, Elneny, Ozzil, Willock, Saka; Lacazette. Subs: Iliev, Medley, Monreal, Mkhitaryan, Gilmour, Guendouzi, John-Jules.
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Arsenal haven't conceded in 360 minutes of football in the Europa League.
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Qarabag have lost six of their last seven Europa League games (W1, D0, L6).
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No team has used more different players than Arsenal (26) in this season's Europa League.
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Qarabag have lost all five games they have played against English sides, going down by an aggregate score of 1-17.
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Arsenal boss Unai Emery: "Our first aim in this competition, we have done, which was to be first in the group. But we respect this competition and we respect Qarabag and tomorrow our objective is to win and we are going to give players chances tomorrow to take responsibility, take rhythm and take confidence. Also, because we are going to play a lot of matches, in the next 10 days we play four matches - each of them very important - so in the Europa League our first objective we did it."
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Hello and welcome! It's the final round of Europa League Group Stage games today, but there will be nothing to play for here at the Emirates as Arsenal have already guaranteed themselves top spot in Group E, with Sporting nailed-on for second.
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