Premier League club Arsenal will take on La Liga side Villarreal in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League semi-final at Estadio de La Ceramica on Friday. Villarreal is being coached by Unai Emery, an ex-Arsenal manager and he has been the Sevilla coach as well and is a serial Europa League winner. That makes this a very interesting match-up. Villarreal defeated Dinamo Zagreb 3-1 on aggregate in the quarter-finals while Arsenal beat Slavia Prague 5-1 over two legs.
Emery has found his magic with Villarreal, guiding the team to 11 wins in their 12 Europa League games this season, which includes a perfect six in six record at home. Arsenal, on the other hand, have a very slim chance of qualifing for the Champions League via the Premier League and hence, they are likely to prioritise the continental crown.
UEFA Europa League 2020-21 Villarreal vs Arsenal: Team News, Injury Update
Villarreal will not have midfielder Vicente Iborra, who remains out with a knee injury but other than him, Emery has no other injury concerns. Arsenal have also received relief with Martin Odegaard, Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Kieran Tierney and David Luiz, all being available.
Villarreal probable starting line-up: Asenjo; Foyth, Albiol, Torres, Estupinan; Chukwueze, Parejo, Capoue, Trigueros; Moreno, Alcacer
Arsenal probable starting line-up: Leno; Chambers, Holding, Gabriel, Xhaka; Partey, Ceballos; Saka, Odegaard, Pepe; Lacazette
What time is the UEFA Europa League 2020-21 Villarreal vs Arsenal kick-off?
The UEFA Europa League game between Villarreal vs Arsenal will kick off at 12:30 am IST on Friday, April 30 at Estadio de La Ceramica.
What TV channel will show the UEFA Europa League 2020-21 Villarreal vs Arsenal match?
The UEFA Europa League 2020-21 Villarreal vs Arsenal will be LIVE on Sony Network.
How can I stream the UEFA Europa League 2020-21 Villarreal vs Arsenal fixture?
UEFA Europa League 2020-21 Villarreal vs Arsenal match can be streamed on Sony LIV.