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Early Eintracht Frankfurt preview: Things just get tougher and tougher for Arsenal

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Arsenal have very little time to dwell on the disappointing result against Watford on Sunday. Unai Emery’s side travel to Germany to take on Eintracht Frankfurt in the opening game of the Europa League.

The Eagles have lost two of their opening four games and are in ways on the same boat as us. Last season’s Europa League semifinalists, Frankfurt are considerably weaker now having lost three of their best players.

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Luka Jovic, Sebastien Haller and Ante Rebic among others have left the club leaving Hutter with inferior options in their attack. However, their inferior attack is more than capable of hurting our terrible defence which makes for an exciting game.

Gonçalo Paciência and Andre Silva are expected to start up top with Bas Dost also a likely candidate to trouble our struggling defence. We should keep an eye on Danny Da Costa and Timothy Chandler who are a threat from the wider areas.

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However, we should be confident of getting a result despite it being away from home. Lacazette will be a massive miss but Aubameyang is on red hot form and is likely to continue scoring goals on Thursday. Ozil and Ceballos should start again and Calum Chambers should be given a chance in central defence.

Bouncing back on Thursday is an absolute necessity after three disappointing results on the bounce. Emery has to play to the side’s strengths which is our attack and should count on outscoring them over keeping a clean sheet.

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