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Schalke vs Arsenal

Schalke vs Arsenal Preview:

In November 6, Schalke welcomes Arsenal at the Veltins-Arena. The Gunners will look for three Champions League points. Arsenal sits in second place in Group B with six points, so they need to gain points to not allow Olympiakos come closer to the qualification.

Schalke stands on the second position in the Bundesliga table. At home, inGelsenkirchen, Schalke have won four of their last six matches. In the Champions League Schalke have not won at home in their two most recent.  This season Schalke leades the Group B in the Champions League with seven points after three games. At home they have played 2-2 draw againstMontpellierand away from home Schalke has beaten Arsenal and Olympiakos.

Arsenal stands on sixth position in the EPL with fifteen points in their ten matches. Away from home in the Champions League Arsenal have three wins in their last six matches. Arsenal have six points in three matches in the Champions League. Arsen Wenger’s team holds second place in the group behind Schalke. Arsenal as always will try to control the ball. Schalke has allowed over 60% of ball possession last match and then hit them on the counter.

Arsenal have to use all the chances to qualify tom the next round. But the mood in the squad is not the best. The loss of Robin van Persie has been felt greatly. Giroud, Podolski, Cazorla, Walcott and Gervinho are all good attacking players, but they still can’t find their scoring way. Schalke has plenty of quality forwards, who can convert chances to goals. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar , Affelay and Farfán are high level players. Schalke recently beat Arsenal at their own playground with two goals. So it must give them confidence in this game.

Arsenal will try to enjoy possession advantages, while Schalke will try to use their counter-attacks.

Schalke have no new injured or suspended players. So, their manager can use a full-strength squad. Lewis Holtby will continue in the midfield with support from Jermaine Jones and Tranquillo Barnetta. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar will lead the attack line, supported by Jefferson Farfan and Ibrahim Afellay fromBarcelona.

The Gunners will play without injured Aaron Ramsey. He has problems after defeat to Manchester United. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remains under doubt. He will start from the bench. Kieran Gibbs is nearing full fitness after a thigh injury.


Schalke line-up: Unnerstall, Howedes, Papadopoulos, Fuchs, Matip, Jones, Holtby, Barnetta, Farfan, Huntelaar, Afellay.


Last three matches:

Hoffenheim 3 – Schalke 04 2;

Schalke 04 3 – SV Sandhausen 0;

Schalke 04 1 – Nürnberg 0.


Arsenal line-up: Mannone, Jenkinson, Vermaelen, Koscielny,Santos, Arteta, Coquelin, Cazorla, Walcott, Giroud, Podolski.


Last three matches:

Man Utd. 2 – Arsenal 1;

Reading 5 – Arsenal 7;

Arsenal 1 – QPR 0.

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