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Michael Owen Predicts How Arsenal Will Fare Against Standard Liege

Michael Owen Predicts How Arsenal Will Fare Against Standard Liege

Former England international Michael Owen is expecting a comfortable night for Arsenal when they face Standard Liege in the Europa League.

The TV pundit points out that the Belgian club have never won in England and he believes the Gunners will have too much for their opponents this evening:

“Standard Liege have never won on the road in European competition against English opposition (L6 D1) and I don’t expect the Belgian side to buck that trend at the Emirates.”

“Arsenal reached the final of the competition last season and their 3-0 win in Frankfurt on the opening day was one of the performances of the night. The Gunners have won all four previous games against Les Rouches and I see no reason why they will not make it five this week.”

Manager Unai Emery will likely ring the changes for the game at the Emirates. The Spaniard has confirmed that both Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney are likely to feature from the start.

Youngsters such as Gabriel Martinelli, Emile Smith Rowe and Reiss Nelson are also in line to play as the Gunners look to build on their good start in Europe following their 3-0 victory against Frankfurt on matchday one.

Liege are level on points with Arsenal following their opening game win against Vitoria Guimaraes, but even with a much-changed starting eleven, Emery’s men are favourites to secure the three points.

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