Red Star Belgrade v Arsenal – 101 Great Goals prediction: Red Star Belgrade 1-2 Arsenal
Red Star Belgrade may find some joy against what is set to be a heavily rotated Arsenal side.
The Gunners have an awful away record this season but their squad depth should be enough to claim three points.
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Red Star Belgrade v Arsenal betting tips
Red Star Belgrade are a huge 15/4 to beat the Gunners at home, while the draw is 13/5.
Get 14/1 on Theo Walcott to score anytime and Arsenal to win 2-1.
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Red Star Belgrade v Arsenal: Premier League preview
Arsenal travel to Serbia on Thursday to take on Red Star Belgrade, also known as Crvena Zvezda.
The Gunners head into the match on the back of a surprise 2-1 defeat at Watford on Saturday, putting an end to their six-game unbeaten run.
Per Mertesacker gave Arsenal the lead before they were pegged back by a Troy Deeney penalty and Tom Cleverley’s stoppage time winner.
Despite being sixth in the Premier League, only Crystal Palace and Bournemouth have taken fewer points away from home than Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger’s side have lost three and drawn won of their five away games this season in all competitions. Their win away from the Emirates came in their last Europa League match at BATE Borisov, which they won 4-2.
Arsenal side have taken six points from their opening two Group H matches, while Red Star are 2nd in the group on 4 points.
Vladan Milojevic’s side beat Koln 1-0 three weeks ago thanks to a goal from Richmond Boakye.
Red Star lead the way in the Serbain SuperLiga, following Saturday’s 4-0 win over Macva Sabac.
Arsenal team news v Red Star Belgrade
Alexis Sanchez was one of a number of key players to miss the Watford game and will be assessed ahead of Thursday’s fixture. Aaron Ramsey also missed the game and is targeting a return on the weekend.
Mesut Ozil came on as a substitute but is unlikely to feature given the recent speculation regarding his future.
Danny Welbeck is ruled out after picking up a hamstring injury, while Laurent Koscielny is expected to remain sidelined with a muscluar problem.
Francis Coquelin and Mathieu Debuchy returned to action this week. The French duo played 45 minutes in the under-23’s 2-0 win over Sunderland.
Their appearances mean they almost certainly won’t be involved on Thursday. Youngsters Eddie Nketiah, Chuba Akpom, Marcus McGuane and Vlad Dragomir also featured for the under-23s and are unlikely to travel.
Shkodran Mustafi and Calum Chambers are both still injured, meaning Nacho Monreal could start in a back-three alongside Rob Holding and Per Mertesacker. Mohamed Elneny offers Wenger with an alternate option at the back.