Red Star Belgrade v Arsenal: Europa League – live!

Hello. What have Red Star Belgrade got that Arsenal don’t have? A European Cup. That’s right, kids, they were quite the force back in the day. But those were different times, probably never to be repeated. At least they have the memories of that European Cup win in 1991, though. What Arsenal would give to experience something like that under Arsene Wenger in Europe. Let’s face it, there’s more chance of Jose Mourinho flirting with Red Star than of Wenger winning the Champions League, but it could be a different story in the Europa League.

Like their opponents here, Arsenal are coming to terms with some of their old lustre, but they are having fun in Europe’s second tier competition. They’ve started well in Group H, seeing off the invasion of FC Koln in their opener and winning handsomely away to Bate Borisov last time out, and they could go five points clear of their opponents this evening. They’ll want to watch out, mind you. Wenger’s reserves are likely to encounter a fearsome atmosphere at the Marakana, they’ve already struggled a few times away from home this season and, most worrying of all, Troy Deeney reckons they don’t have any cojones. Deeney even pronounced it like a Spaniard, so he definitely knew what he was on about.

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