Arsenal's Emirates Stadium Date: 20th September 2023 at 6:35pm
Written by:

The Gunners host PSV Eindhoven at The Emirates Stadium this evening in the UEFA Champions League, with a kick-off time of 20:00. Tonight’s referee is Felix Zwayer, and the match is live on TNT Sports 1 and TNT Sports Ultimate.

PSV Eindhoven have picked up four wins out of four in the Eredivisie so far this season, scoring 13 and conceding just 1. To reach the group stage of the Champions League, they picked up 7-2 and 7-3 aggregate scorelines versus Sturm Graz and Rangers respectively. Meanwhile, The Gunners have picked up 13 points out of 15 in the Premier League so far, only dropping points at Craven Cottage versus Fulham (2-2).

Both sets of teams will be published live below, so refresh the page at 19:00 to view both line-ups and benches.

Arsenal XI: 22. Raya, 4. White, 2. Saliba, 6. Gabriel, 35. Zinchenko, 41. Rice, 29. Havertz, 8. Odegaard (c), 7. Saka, 19. Trossard, 9. Jesus.

Substitutes:1. Ramsdale (GK), 31. Hein (GK), 18. Tomiyasu, 15. Kiwior, 17. Cedric, 25. Elneny, 20. Jorginho, 21. Vieira, 24. Nelson, 10. Smith Rowe, 14. Nketiah.

PSV Eindhoven XI: 1. Benitez, 8. Dest, 18. Boscagli, 6. Bella-Kotchap, 3. Teze, 22. Schouten, 23. Veerman, 7. Lang, 11. Bakayoko, 34. Saibari, 9. de Jong (c).

Substitutes: 16. Drommel (GK), 24. Waterman (GK), 2. Sambo, 5. Ramalho, 30. van Aanholt, 20. Til, 10. Tillman, 14. Pepi, 27. Lozano, 26. Babadi, 32. Vertessen.

Referee: Felix Zwayer (Germany).
Assistant Referee: Stefan Lupp (Germany).
Assistant Referee: Eduard Beitinger (Germany).
Fourth Official: Sven Jablonski (Germany).
Video Assistant Referee: Marco Fritz (Germany).
Additional Video Assistant Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera (Spain)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alexandru Deaconu (Romania)
UEFA Delegate: Danilo Filacchione (Italy)

Pre-match views from the forum:

1macca1: “I don’t think there’ll be much change for all 3 of this week’s games. Martinelli is a forced one. Strength in depth/new arrival means Jesus, Ramsdale, Tomiyasu and Havertz might start. No Timber or Partey and there are still a few quality options that I think have no chance of starting. Pretty good squad.”

Blood on the Tracks: “It’s our first game back in the CL for years, put out our best side. Take important players off after 60-70 minutes if we’re in control.

Players shouldn’t be feeling fatigued this early in the season anyway and If they can’t get up for the Sp**s match there’s something wrong with them.

We’ve got a good chance to go deep in the CL this season, in a way I’d prioritise it over the PL if I had to choose.”

dripping: “The only problem is that the game afterwards is NLD. If it was an easier game and not a derby rival, the choice would be very clear.

I think a little bit of rotation has to be considered, as some players are injury-prone. And it’s not possible to substitute the whole team.

A win is very important to be able to rest later in the group stage. After that next UCL game away against Lens it’s City match, so it’s more important to rest there. So maybe go totally full strength here. That away game has travel included so it’s tougher. A draw from Lens away is not a bad result at that point.”


Comments are closed.