Dundalk will face Arsenal in the europa League group stage final, with the Gunners having won their previous games while the hosts have yet to get a point.
It is not out of the professionals’ anticipation that Dundalk will be playing in the Europa League this season with his full-0 weakness. Through his five rounds in Group B, Irish football representatives have lost all five of their matches and were soon eliminated from the regional stage.
Not only are they performing poorly in the Europa League this season with five full defeats but their form against Dundalk in the past is not much of an impression. In the last 10 matches in all competitions Dundalk have won only two and drew two while losing six. The Irish side’s defence has conceded 15 goals in a row and 15 goals have been conceded in the Europa League this season. That’s why welcoming Arsenal at home in the next round is a challenge that is considered too big for Dundalk.
Meanwhile, in stark contrast to their Premier League side, Arsenal have been on the rise in the Europa League this season with five wins. Despite their early passing, the Gunners’ most recent round easily defeated Rapid Wien 4-1 to assert their strength.
With Arsenal now they are already firmly top of Group B so the last round against them doesn’t make too much sense. But even so, with the Gunners now they need to regain their spirits after the most recent defeat to Tottenham in the domestic arena to build momentum for the next game. Away to Dundalk coming here with Arsenal they may as well be playing with their young and not strongest squad. However, compared to dundalk at present, the Gunners squad is still much better in terms of level and class. So it should come as no surprise that English football representatives got an impressive win over Dundalk.
Dundalk: Gary Rogers, Brian Gartland, Sean Hoare, Andy Boyle, Sean Gannon, Jordan Flores, Chris Shields, Gregory Sloggett, Cameron Dummigan, Nathan Oduwa, Daniel Kelly.
Arsenal: Runar Alex Runarsson, Cedric Soares, Shkodran Mustafi, Pablo Mari, Sead Kolasinac, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Mohamed Elneny, Reiss Nelson, Alexandre Lacazette, Nicolas Pepe, Eddie Nketiah.