Europa League Group Stage Previews: Bayer Leverkusen, Arsenal among those in action

UEFA Europa League draw, standings: Group stage matches begin in October -

A look ahead to three contrasting group stage fixtures from MD1 as the Europa League returns on Thursday. Last year’s quarter-finalists Bayer Leverkusen welcome Nice back to the competition after a two-year absence, Arteta’s Arsenal travel to Austria with Rapid Vienna first up while Maccabi Tel Aviv host Qarabag. Which players will impress this week? Continue reading

Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool (5-4 on pens): Gunners clinch Community Shield victory

Arsenal beat Liverpool on penalties to lift FA Community Shield -  International Champions Cup

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side claimed the first piece of silverware in what promises to be a compelling 2020-21 campaign, with Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang’s strike sealing a 5-4 penalty shootout victory over Premier League champions Liverpool at Wembley – immediately following an entertaining 1-1 draw in north London. Continue reading

Scout Report: Ainsley Maitland-Niles | Arsenal’s versatile prospect

Arsene Wenger announced that along with 17-year-old winger Reiss Nelson, Ainsley Maitland-Niles would feature more regularly in the senior side next season early last month.

It was a refreshing boost for the club after a poor season and one which has provided both, especially Maitland-Niles, a golden opportunity to excel after first making his debut in their UEFA Champions League victory over Galatasaray during the 2014/15 campaign.

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