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Slavia Prague vs Arsenal LIVE: Europa League result and reaction tonight


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Follow all the action as Arsenal take on Slavia Prague in the second leg of their finely poised Europa League quarter-final tie.

The Gunners thought they’d snatched victory in the first leg at the Emirates last week when Nicolas Pepe cooly finished a sharp counter-attack with less than five minutes remaining. However, with just seconds left in stoppage time, Tomas Holes stole in at the back post and powered a header into the roof of the net to take a 1-1 draw and a vital away goal back to Prague. A semi-final tie against either Dinamo Zagreb or Villarreal awaits the winner of tonight’s tie.

Arsenal’s turbulent domestic campaign has left them with little hope of European football next season unless they are to win this competition. That remains a realistic possibility, though, having fallen on the favourable side of the draw, while a 3-0 victory against Sheffield United at the weekend will only have helped to boost spirits at the club. Further good news arrived in the form of Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka both passing fitness tests. Follow all the action live below:

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Slavia Prague 0-4 Arsenal (1-5 agg)

86 min: Martinelli nearly adds a fifth for Arsenal. He accelerates down the right past his marker and then tries to bend one into the far corner but it just drifts wide of the post. Shear speed from the teenager.

Dylan Terry15 April 2021 21:45

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Slavia Prague 0-4 Arsenal (1-5 agg)

85 min: Delicious from Ceballos as he nutmegs Sevcik and tries to feed Nketiah but his pass is narrowly cut out. Ceballos, who was excellent against Sheffield United at the weekend, has been the beating heart of the team again this evening.

Dylan Terry15 April 2021 21:44

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Slavia Prague 0-4 Arsenal (1-5 agg)

Perfect night’s work for Lacazette. Four goals in five days.

Lacazette found the back of the net twice tonight

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Dylan Terry15 April 2021 21:42

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Slavia Prague 0-4 Arsenal (1-5 agg)

82 min: Martinelli clips the face of a Slavia defender as he is trying to get away and receives a booking in the process.

Very harsh, that. Shades of McTominay and Son from the weekend.

Dylan Terry15 April 2021 21:40

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Slavia Prague 0-4 Arsenal (1-5 agg)

81 min: This has been as good as I have seen Arsenal all season. Slick, composed, professional. It’s been the perfect night for Mikel Arteta and his players.

Dylan Terry15 April 2021 21:39

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Slavia Prague 0-4 Arsenal (1-5 agg)

79 min: Three subs for Arsenal immediately after that. Partey, Lacazette and Saka off for Cedric, Martinelli and Nketiah.

Dylan Terry15 April 2021 21:38

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Slavia Prague 0-4 Arsenal (1-5 agg)

77 min: GOAL! Lacazette has a second and Arsenal have a fourth on the night.

Xhaka finds Pepe on the left hand side. He takes a look up and finds Lacazette in the middle of the penalty area completely unmarked. The Frenchman brings it down, takes his time and then calmly puts his foot through the ball beyond Kolar with a venomous left-footed strike.

Dylan Terry15 April 2021 21:35

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Slavia Prague 0-3 Arsenal (1-4 agg)

75 min: Arsenal continue to run the clock down by keeping the ball as Slavia chase shadows. It’s all a bit tepid as the 750 fans in the stadium try to get their team going for the final 15 minutes.

Dylan Terry15 April 2021 21:34

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Slavia Prague 0-3 Arsenal (1-4 agg)

73 min: Entering the final quarter of an hour very shortly and Slavia are yet to have a shot on target. Poor.

Dylan Terry15 April 2021 21:31

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Slavia Prague 0-3 Arsenal (1-4 agg)

This pretty much sums up the extent of action in this second half.

Olayinka went in the book for reacting to a Xhaka challenge

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Dylan Terry15 April 2021 21:31



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