Sevilla have been a bit decent this season, while Arsenal have continued from where they stopped in the Premier League last season. The Gunners were in the title race for most of the Premier League campaign before stumbling and eventually losing to Manchester City.
Sevilla lost to Manchester City in the UEFA Super Cup, losing on penalties before making a poor start to the season. The Rojiblancos suffered an opening-day defeat to Alaves before losing to high-flying Girona at home in their second game of the season.
They finished the month of August without a point on the domestic front and had to wait for their win of the season in September when they labored past Las Palmas at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.
Their UEFA Champions League opener did not go according to plan like that, as they were held to a 1-1 draw by French side Lens.
Sevilla continued their resurgence with another couple of wins in the La Liga. A 5-1 bashing of Almeria came after a goalless draw with Osasuna away from home.
Sevilla had five different goalscorers in that win over Almeria, with En Nesyri, Suso, Lukebaiko, Lamela, and Salas getting the job done. It was their performance of the season.
On the flip side, Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal played some exciting and compelling football last campaign; though they have been able to grind out some results, the play has not been fantastic yet.
Several injuries have rocked the side in recent weeks, and how they will cope in the early days of this new season remains to be seen.
The Gunners’ season opener was against Nottingham Forest, which they won 2-1. Midfielder Declan Rice had a fine game. Fast forward to the trip to Crystal Palace – a game they won 1-0; it was a dogged display as they played for nearly half an hour with 10 men.
Arenal faced Fulham at the Emirates in another London derby match, and it was a tough test as the visitors denied Arsenal a win to force a share of the spoils.
In probably the season’s biggest test yet, Arsenal got a 3-1 win over Manchester United before the international break.
Arsenal’s first Champions League game since 2017 was a straightforward 4-0 win over PSV. It was a complete performance at the Emirates as Mikel Arteta’s men strolled past the Dutch side in the one-sided contest.
Gabriel Jesus, Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, and Leandro Trossard got the goals, much to the delight of the home fans.
Sevilla are considered to be Europa League kings with seven titles to their name – a tournament they even won last season, beating AS Roma in the final, giving them the privilege to play in this season’s UEFA Champions League.
On the other hand, Arsenal have been knocked out of the last 16 in seven straight campaigns.
So, Mikel Arteta knows his side must finish top of the group to avoid some of the top sides in the competition.
Sevilla and Arsenal last met in this competition in 2007. The first leg at the Emirates finished 3-0 in favor of the Gunners, while the return leg ended in a 3-1 win for the Andalusian side.
Their most recent meeting came in the Emirates Cup, which Arsenal won through a 6-0 bashing at the Emirates.
Bukayo Saka has been fabulous for Arsenal since he made his debut, and he deservedly scored his side’s first goal back in the Champions League against PSV at the Emirates.
On the other hand, Sevilla are not particularly a great side in this competition, but they will surely prove to be a potent test to the London side.
The match at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán in Seville kicks off on Tuesday, 24th September, at 8 PM UK time, and it will be shown live on TNT Sports, with coverage starting from around 7 PM.
This will be a great match between two teams who have enjoyed European success. Tuesday night will be special in this 42,714-capacity stadium, and fans will enjoy it. Arsenal fans should be present to drum their support for their side in this game.
Getting tickets for Sevilla vs Arsenal tickets could be difficult given the game’s standard. Hence, you are advised to search ticket reselling sites should they be expectedly sold out on each club’s channels.
Sevilla has some players on the sidelines, and some might even return before this clash. Marcos Acuna, Mariano Diaz, Marcao, and Oliver Torres have missed some games, while Tanguy Nianzou and Pastor Vacas are long-term absentees for the Rojiblancos. In terms of the lineup,
- Arsenal: Nyland; Navas, Bade, Gudelj, Pedrosa; Fernando, Sow; Suso, Lamela, Lukebakio; En Nesyri.
Aaron Ramsdale and Raya have swapped the roles in goal under Mikel Arteta this season. So the Arsenal manager might just decide to alter his squad again. If Declan Rice is fit again, he will continue in defensive midfield, while Thomas Partey should be able to make a return if his recovery goes according to plan. Jurrien Timber remains on the sidelines.
- Arsenal: Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Rice, Odegaard, Havertz, Saka, Martinelli; Gabriel Jesus.
These two sides won their respective home games in the UEFA Champions League last meeting. Arsenal always try to score in their games, while clean sheets have been evading them for a while.
Although Sevilla tends to be stingy a few times, this match should produce goals based on the team’s attacking talents and that of Arsenal.
- Sevilla 1-1 Arsenal