Dropping more points away at Vicarage Road over the weekend, Arsenal will now turn their attentions to Europa League duties when they make the trip to Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday evening.
Throwing away a two-goal lead against a struggling Watford on Sunday and now without a win in any of their previous three Premier League appearances, Unai Emery has a growing defensive headache on his hands in North London.
Now shipping at least a pair of goals against Watford, Tottenham, and Liverpool, the Gunners are not the only side who are enduring a lacklustre start to the new season.
Suffering a 2-1 loss against Augsburg over the weekend, Thursday’s hosts have won just two of their opening four Bundesliga appearances.
You will be interested to know that with seven of the combined nine matches between Frankfurt and Arsenal have seen both teams find the net since opening their campaigns last month, a similar outcome can be found at 4/7 with Bet365 on Thursday.
An inconsistent Frankfurt
Although Eintracht Frankfurt may have tailed off and lost their spot in the top-four last season, Adi Hütter’s side were one of Germany’s surprise packages last year.
However, the Eagles have shown some worrying inconsistencies at the start of the 2019/2020 campaign.
Suffering a 2-1 loss against Augsburg after returning from the international break, Thursday’s hosts have recorded just a pair of victories in their opening four Bundesliga appearances and will be desperate to refined a similar level that helped them reach the semi-finals of last year’s tournament.
Now sharing Group F with Arsenal, Standard Liège, and Portuguese outfit Vitória, Frankfurt can be found at 11/5 with Bet365 to open the new campaign with a victory in midweek.
Although many around the Commerzbank-Arena were left devastated to see both attacking talismans Sébastien Haller and Luka Jović secure moves away from Germany over the summer, they will be excited to see the red-hot Gonçalo Paciência fill their void.
The 25-year-old has now scored in back-to-back Bundesliga appearances and can be found at 11/5 with SkyBet to extend that run in midweek.
Arsenal’s defensive struggles continue
While Arsenal may have caught the eye after taking a two-goal lead at Vicarage Road on Sunday, the Gunners could only settle for a 2-2 draw and their appears to be growing pressure on Head Coach Unai Emery.
With both Sokratis and summer signing David Luiz come under increasing scrutiny for their continued issues at the back, Thursday’s guests have conceded two or more goals in each of their last three Premier League appearances.
You will be interested to know that Arsenal’s leaky defence can be found at 11/8 with Ladbrokes to once again ship two or more goals out in Germany in midweek.
Although the Premier League outfit might be dealing with a string of defensive issues, the Gunners do have one leading man who is enjoying a continued purple patch.
Once again bagging a brace across London over the weekend, Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored five in his opening five domestic appearances.
You will be interested to know that the former Borussia Dortmund marksman is pencilled in at 5/4 with Ladbrokes to once again find the net on Thursday evening.