Arsenal vs. Lens Preview (What To Know Before Betting)
Arsenal vs. Lens
Needing just one more point to secure a spot in the Champions League last 16, Arsenal is set to host Ligue 1 contenders Lens at the Emirates Stadium in Wednesday’s Group B encounter.
With nine points out of a possible 12, the Gunners have already positioned themselves beyond reach in this stage of the competition. However, their only stumble to date occurred against Franck Haise’s squad.
Arsenal vs. Lens
Despite enduring persistent challenges, including controversially escaped yellow cards for Sevilla’s rearguard, Arsenal saw their Hale End star, Bukayo Saka, rise above and edge the Gunners closer to the knockout rounds on matchday four.
Following recent setbacks against West Ham United and Newcastle United, Arsenal showcased dominance against the Europa League champions, securing a first-half lead through Leandro Trossard and a composed second-half finish from Saka.
Although the job is not complete with two matches remaining, Arsenal holds a four-point lead over Lens and PSV Eindhoven in first place. Avoiding defeat on Wednesday guarantees a top-two finish, while a victory over Les Sang et Or this week secures the group win for the Gunners.
What to remember – Arsenal vs. Lens
While defensive prowess has defined Lens in recent weeks, facing Arsenal at the Emirates presents a distinctly different challenge for Haise’s team, even with due respect to their Ligue 1 counterparts.
The anticipated return of Danso will significantly bolster Les Sang et Or. Although Arsenal’s attacking proficiency hasn’t matched their 2022-23 form, Arteta’s in-form team is expected to find the net more than once, paving the way for a decisive entry into the last 16.
Betting tip for Arsenal vs. Lens
Our expert tipster partners anticipate that the home team will win this game.