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UEFA Europa League: FC Vorskla Poltava - Arsenal FC Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2018/19 SeasonMatch press kits

FC Vorskla PoltavaFC Vorskla PoltavaNSK Olimpiyskyi - KyivThursday 29 November 2018
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Group E - Matchday 5
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Europa League
20/09/2018GSArsenal FC - FC Vorskla Poltava4-2
LondonAubameyang 32, 56, Welbeck 48, Özil 74; Chesnakov 77, Sharpar 90+3
FC Vorskla Poltava000010010000100124
Arsenal FC110000000000110042

FC Vorskla Poltava - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

FC Vorskla Poltava have not played against a club from their opponents' country

Arsenal FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
03/11/2010GSFC Shakhtar Donetsk - Arsenal FC2-1
DonetskChygrynskiy 28, Eduardo 45; Walcott 10
19/10/2010GSArsenal FC - FC Shakhtar Donetsk5-1
LondonSong 19, Nasri 42, Fàbregas 60 (P), Wilshere 66, Chamakh 69; Eduardo 82
UEFA Champions League
25/11/2008GSArsenal FC - FC Dynamo Kyiv1-0
LondonBendtner 87
17/09/2008GSFC Dynamo Kyiv - Arsenal FC1-1KyivBangoura 64 (P); Gallas 88
UEFA Champions League
05/11/2003GS1Arsenal FC - FC Dynamo Kyiv1-0
LondonA.Cole 88
21/10/2003GS1FC Dynamo Kyiv - Arsenal FC2-1
KyivShatskikh 27, Belkevich 64; Henry 80
UEFA Champions League
07/11/2000GS1FC Shakhtar Donetsk - Arsenal FC3-0
DonetskAtelkin 34, Vorobey 57, Bielik 66
20/09/2000GS1Arsenal FC - FC Shakhtar Donetsk3-2
LondonWiltord 45 (P), Keown 85, 90; Bakharev 26, Vorobey 29
UEFA Champions League
04/11/1998GSFC Dynamo Kyiv - Arsenal FC3-1
KyivRebrov 26 (P), Holovko 61, Shevchenko 72; Hughes 82
21/10/1998GSArsenal FC - FC Dynamo Kyiv1-1LondonBergkamp 74; Rebrov 90+2
FC Vorskla Poltava000010010000100124
Arsenal FC651050140000115241917

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Match background Only this chapter

Semi-finalists in 2017/18, Arsenal visit Ukraine with ten Group E points in the bag and qualification for this season's knockout phase already assured. Their hosts Vorskla Poltava must turn around a poor home record in Europe to have any chance of joining the London club in the round of 32 – though even a win might not be sufficient.

• Vorskla have won just one of their four Group E matches, 1-0 at Qarabağ on matchday three, losing the other three, including both at home – to Sporting CP (1-2) and Qarabağ (0-1) last time out. To remain in contention they must beat Arsenal and hope that Sporting do not do likewise in Azerbaijan.

• Arsenal clinched qualification on matchday four despite dropping their first points of the campaign when they were held 0-0 at home by Sporting. Their first two away games brought maximum points and clean sheets, a 3-0 win at Qarabağ followed by 1-0 at Sporting. Should they earn a third win in Poltava, they will be guaranteed top spot in the group – though matching Sporting's result at Qarabağ would also do.

Highlights: Arsenal 4-2 Vorskla

Previous meetings
• Arsenal kicked off their campaign by beating Vorskla 4-2 in north London, the Ukrainian side saving face in their first game against English opposition by scoring the last two goals after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (2), Danny Welbeck and Mesut Özil had put the home side 4-0 up. Arsenal have now faced Ukrainian clubs on 11 occasions and that win means they have a positive record of five victories as opposed to four defeats.

• However, all four of those losses have come in Ukraine, where the Gunners are yet to win in five UEFA Champions League group stage visits, having lost twice apiece to Dynamo Kyiv and Shakhtar Donetsk. Their solitary point came from a 1-1 draw at Dynamo in September 2008.

Form guide
• Vorskla secured a place in this season's UEFA Europa League group stage by finishing third in the 2017/18 Ukrainian Premier League – their joint-highest ever final placing, which matched their achievement in 1996/97, when they qualified for Europe for the first time.

Watch Vorskla lose at home on matchday four

• This is the club's seventh European campaign and their second in the UEFA Europa League group stage. They had to win three qualifying ties to make the grade in 2011/12, including a play-off success against Dinamo Bucureşti, but their six group games yielded just two points and bottom place in a section featuring Standard Liège, Hannover and FC København.

• Vorskla have lost five of their last seven European home fixtures, with even the one win during that sequence – 3-1 against Žilina in the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round – proving in vain after a 0-2 first-leg defeat in Slovakia.

• The Gunners finished sixth in the 2017/18 Premier League – their lowest final placing under Arsène Wenger in his swansong season as manager after 22 years. It earned them a second successive qualification for the UEFA Europa League group stage.

• UEFA Champions League ever-presents for 19 successive seasons until last term, Arsenal reached the UEFA Europa League semi-finals at the first attempt, going out to eventual winners Atlético Madrid.

• The 1999/2000 UEFA Cup runners-up also had ten points after four games on their UEFA Europa League debut last term – then, as now, with three wins preceding a 0-0 home draw – before their unbeaten record ended on matchday five with a 1-0 defeat at Köln. Their away record in the UEFA Europa League is W6 D1 L2, with 16 goals scored and just six conceded.

Arsenal progress with Sporting draw

Links and trivia
• Arsenal's Henrikh Mkhitaryan played in Ukraine from 2009–2013 for Metalurh Donetsk and Shakhtar Donetsk, scoring twice in the league against Vorskla for each club.

• Mkhitaryan played alongside Vorskla goalkeeper Bohdan Shust for both Donetsk clubs and was a team-mate of Olexandr Chyzhov at Shakhtar.

• Arsenal are on a run of three successive clean sheets in the competition – the longest sequence in this season's group stage – and need two more to equal the all-time UEFA Europa League record currently held jointly by Napoli and Salzburg. Eleven other clubs have managed four in a row, including fellow Premier League sides Newcastle, Liverpool and Manchester United.

The coaches
• A tall centre-forward, Vasyl Sachko played in the Ukrainian top flight for Volyn Lutsk and Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih before moving to Vorskla in 2008. He has been with the Poltava club ever since, four years as a player then two as assistant coach before taking on the head coach role in the summer of 2014. As a result of leading Vorskla to third place in Ukraine in 2017/18, he qualified the club for the UEFA Europa League group stage, of which he had a brief taste as a player in 2011/12.

• After two years with Paris Saint-Germain that yielded seven domestic trophies, Unai Emery was appointed as Arsenal manager in May 2018, replacing the long-serving Wenger. The Spaniard oversaw Sevilla's historic hat-trick of successes in the UEFA Europa League from 2013/14 to 2015/16, having assumed control following a four-year tenure at Valencia and a brief stint at Spartak Moskva. He has been in charge of more UEFA Europa League games than any other coach, this being his 64th.


Team facts Only this chapter

FC Vorskla Poltava
Nickname: Zeleno-Bili (Green-and-Whites)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• none

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
Ukrainian Cup: 1 (2009)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup unless indicated otherwise)
did not take part in UEFA competition
third qualifying round
2015/16: third qualifying round
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
group stage
did not take part in UEFA competition
2009/10: play-offs
2008/09: did not take part in UEFA competition

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
3-0 twice, most recently v Glentoran
21/07/11, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-3: Leiftur v Vorskla
20/06/98, UEFA Intertoto Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-3: Vorskla v Standard Liège
03/11/11, UEFA Europa League group stage
0-2: Vorskla v Anderlecht
26/08/97, UEFA Cup second qualifying round second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: Benfica v Vorskla
20/08/09, UEFA Europa League play-offs first leg

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
• Biggest home win
3-0: Vorskla v Glentoran (see above)

• Biggest away win
1-3: Daugava v Vorskla
23/07/97, first qualifying round first leg
0-2 on three occasions, most recently v Sligo Rovers
04/08/11, third qualifying round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-3: Vorskla v Standard Liège (see above)
0-2: Vorskla v Anderlecht (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: Benfica v Vorskla (see above)


Arsenal FC
Nickname: The Gunners

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Champions League: (2006)
• UEFA Cup: (2000)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): (1980), 1994, (1995)
• UEFA Super Cup: (1994)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 13 (2004)
FA Cup: 13 (2017)
League Cup: 2 (1993)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Champions League round of 16
2015/16: UEFA Champions League round of 16
2014/15: UEFA Champions League round of 16
2013/14: UEFA Champions League round of 16
2012/13: UEFA Champions League round of 16
2011/12: UEFA Champions League round of 16
2010/11: UEFA Champions League round of 16
2009/10: UEFA Champions League quarter-finals
2008/09: UEFA Champions League semi-finals

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
7-0: Arsenal v Slavia Praha
23/10/07, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Biggest away win
0-7: Standard Liège v Arsenal
03/11/93, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup second round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-5: Arsenal v Bayern München
07/03/17, UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1 twice, most recently v Bayern München
15/02/17, UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg
4-0: AC Milan v Arsenal
15/02/12, UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
• Biggest home win
6-0: Arsenal v BATE Borisov
07/12/17, group stage

• Biggest away win
1-4: Lokomotive Leipzig v Arsenal
27/09/78, first round second leg
0-3 twice, most recently v Qarabağ
04/10/18, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
2-5: Arsenal v Spartak Moskva
29/09/82, first round second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
3-2 twice, most recently v Borussia Mönchengladbach
25/09/96, first round second leg
2-1 twice, most recently v Deportivo La Coruña
09/03/00, fourth round second leg
1-0 four times, most recently v Atlético Madrid
03/05/18, semi-final second leg


Squad list Only this chapter

FC Vorskla Poltava - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Bohdan ShustUKR04/03/198632 - 4-16-10-18-
21Oleksandr TkachenkoUKR19/02/199325 - --------
31Dmytro RiznykUKR30/01/199919 - --------
3Andro GiorgadzeGEO03/05/199622 - --2-----
4Igor PerdutaUKR15/11/199028 - 4-16-4-7-
5Najeep YakubuGHA01/05/200018 - 2-312-2-
23Vadym SapaiUKR07/02/198632 - 1-7-1-5-
25Yevhenii MartynenkoUKR25/06/199325 - --4-----
33Olexandr ChyzhovUKR10/08/198632 - 2-10-2-5-
44Ardin DallkuKOS01/11/199424 - 3-1313-3-
50Ibrahim KaneMLI23/06/200018 - --------
66ArturBRA05/08/199424 - 3-9-3-3-
6Oleksandr SkliarUKR26/02/199127 - 4-11-4-8-
7Heham KadymianARM19/10/199226 - --4-----
8Artem HabelokUKR02/01/199523 - 1-7-1-3-
11Vyacheslav SharparUKR02/06/198731*411525171
13Marian MysykUKR02/10/199622 - --6-----
17Volodymyr ChesnakovUKR12/02/198830 - 4113-101202
19Volodymyr OdariukUKR13/02/199424 - --3-----
29Dmytro KravchenkoUKR25/02/199523 - 2-9-2-2-
30Alexander KobakhidzeGEO11/02/198731 - 1-9-2-162
40Taras SakivUKR19/11/199721 - --3-----
43Inal ChertkoievUKR08/10/199919 - --------
82Pavlo RebenokUKR23/07/198533 - 4-16216-272
9Mykhailo SerhiichukUKR29/07/199127 - 3-8-3-3-
10Vladyslav KulachUKR07/05/199325 - 421349292
14Nicolas CarecaBRA18/05/199721 - 3-1213-3-
26Iurii KolomoetsUKR22/03/199028 - 4-14-4-6-
-Vasyl SachkoUKR03/05/197543 - 4---4-8-
Arsenal FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Petr ČechCZE20/05/198236 - 1-7-13-130-
19Bernd LenoGER04/03/199226 - 3-7-13-54-
26Emiliano MartínezARG02/09/199226 - ------2-
44Deyan IlievMKD25/02/199523 - --------
86Arthur OkwonkoENG09/09/200117 - --------
2Héctor BellerínESP19/03/199523 - --13-81231
5Sokratis PapastathopoulosGRE09/06/198830 - 417-251634
6Laurent KoscielnyFRA10/09/198533 - ----6-512
12Stephan LichtsteinerSUI16/01/198434 - 4-3-21-631
16Rob HoldingENG20/09/199523*4-8-121131
18Nacho MonrealESP26/02/198632 - 2-71131421
20Shkodran MustafiGER17/04/199226 - --13112-26-
25Carl JenkinsonENG08/02/199226 - 1---1-16-
27Konstantinos MavropanosGRE11/12/199720 - --------
31Sead KolašinacBIH20/06/199325 - 2-3-212302
36Daniel BallardENG22/09/199919 - --------
38Tolaji BolaENG04/01/199919 - --------
47Zechariah MedleyENG09/07/200018 - --------
50Joseph OlowuENG27/11/199919 - --------
51Tobi OmoleENG17/12/199918 - --------
52Jordi Osei-TutuENG02/10/199820 - --------
53Julio PleguezueloESP26/01/199721 - --------
56Dominic ThompsonENG26/07/200018 - --------
4Mohamed Elneny EGY11/07/199226 - 3---343584
7Henrikh MkhitaryanARM21/01/198929 - 3-1023199023
8Aaron RamseyWAL26/12/199027 - 2-131845815
10Mesut ÖzilGER15/10/198830 - 2110328210014
11Lucas TorreiraURU11/02/199622 - 3-13-3-3-
15Ainsley Maitland-NilesENG29/08/199721 - 1-1-10-11-
17Alex IwobiNGA03/05/199622 - 4-10110-191
29Matteo GuendouziFRA14/04/199919 - 4110-4141
34Granit XhakaSUI27/09/199226 - 1-132233516
40Robbie BurtonWAL26/12/199918 - --------
43Charlie GilmourSCO11/02/199919 - --------
54Ben SheafENG05/02/199820 - ----1-1-
57Nathan TormeyENG25/05/200018 - --------
60Gedion ZelalemUSA26/01/199721 - ------1-
69Harrison ClarkeENG02/03/200117 - --------
70Trae CoyleENG11/01/200117 - --------
9Alexandre LacazetteFRA28/05/199127 - 2-12527125318
14Pierre-Emerick AubameyangGAB18/06/198929 - 3213820105828
23Danny WelbeckENG26/11/199028 - 42811754112
49Eddie NketiahENG30/05/199919 - --1-5-5-
55Emile Smith RoweENG28/07/200018 - 31--3131
59Joe WillockENG20/08/199919 - ----5-5-
66Xavier AmaechiENG05/01/200117 - --------
72Tyreece John-JulesENG14/02/200117 - --------
87Bukayo SakaENG05/09/200117 - --------
-Unai EmeryESP03/11/197147 - 4---71-121-

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

FC Vorskla PoltavaFixtures and results
25/07/2018LeagueFC Dynamo Kyiv (A)L 0-1
29/07/2018LeagueFC Olimpik Donetsk (A)L 0-1
04/08/2018LeagueFC Lviv (H)W 1-0Careca 83
11/08/2018LeagueFC Shakhtar Donetsk (A)L 1-4Sharpar 25
19/08/2018LeagueFC Mariupol (H)W 2-1Kulach 29, Polegenko 88 (og)
25/08/2018LeagueFC Olexandriya (A)L 0-2
31/08/2018LeagueFC Chornomorets Odesa (H)W 2-1Kulach 49, Ryzhuk 87 (og)
15/09/2018LeagueFC Karpaty Lviv (A)W 1-0Dallku 90+1
20/09/2018UELArsenal FC (A)L 2-4Chesnakov 77, Sharpar 90+3
23/09/2018LeagueFC Zorya Luhansk (H)W 2-1Rebenok 65, Priyma 90 (og)
30/09/2018LeagueDesna (A)W 2-0Kulach 4, Sharpar 62
04/10/2018UELSporting Clube de Portugal (H)L 1-2Kulach 10
07/10/2018LeagueFC Arsenal Kyiv (H)L 0-2
20/10/2018LeagueFC Dynamo Kyiv (H)L 0-1
25/10/2018UELQarabağ FK (A)W 1-0Kulach 48
28/10/2018LeagueFC Olimpik Donetsk (H)W 2-1Snurnitsyn 44 (og), Kulach 67
31/10/2018CupFC Chornomorets Odesa (A)W 2-1Sakiv 60, Careca 63 (P)
04/11/2018LeagueFC Lviv (A)W 2-0Rebenok 19, Yakubu 39
08/11/2018UELQarabağ FK (H)L 0-1
11/11/2018LeagueFC Shakhtar Donetsk (H)L 0-2
24/11/2018LeagueFC Mariupol (A)L 0-1
29/11/2018UELArsenal FC (H)
03/12/2018LeagueFC Olexandriya (H)
08/12/2018LeagueFC Chornomorets Odesa (A)
13/12/2018UELSporting Clube de Portugal (A)
23/02/2019LeagueFC Karpaty Lviv (H)
02/03/2019LeagueFC Zorya Luhansk (A)
09/03/2019LeagueDesna (H)
16/03/2019LeagueFC Arsenal Kyiv (A)
03/04/2019CupDnipro-1 (A)
1FC Shakhtar Donetsk16132138741
2FC Olexandriya161033241333
3FC Dynamo Kyiv16102421932
4FC Vorskla Poltava16808151824
5Desna 16727191823
6FC Mariupol16727182523
7FC Zorya Luhansk16574201422
8FC Lviv16475131619
9FC Olimpik Donetsk16457192417
10FC Karpaty Lviv16448202516
11FC Chornomorets Odesa163310112712
12FC Arsenal Kyiv1621138307
Arsenal FCFixtures and results
12/08/2018LeagueManchester City FC (H)L 0-2
18/08/2018LeagueChelsea FC (A)L 2-3Mkhitaryan 37, Iwobi 41
25/08/2018LeagueWest Ham United FC (H)W 3-1Monreal 30, Diop 70 (og), Welbeck 90+2
02/09/2018LeagueCardiff City FC (A)W 3-2Mustafi 11, Aubameyang 62, Lacazette 81
15/09/2018LeagueNewcastle United FC (A)W 2-1Xhaka 49, Özil 58
20/09/2018UELFC Vorskla Poltava (H)W 4-2Aubameyang 32, 56, Welbeck 48, Özil 74
23/09/2018LeagueEverton FC (H)W 2-0Lacazette 56, Aubameyang 59
26/09/2018CupBrentford FC (H)W 3-1Welbeck 5, 37, Lacazette 90+3
29/09/2018LeagueWatford FC (H)W 2-0Cathcart 81 (og), Özil 83
04/10/2018UELQarabağ FK (A)W 3-0Papastathopoulos 4, Smith Rowe 53, Guendouzi 80
07/10/2018LeagueFulham FC (A)W 5-1Lacazette 29, 49, Ramsey 67, Aubameyang 79, 90+1
22/10/2018LeagueLeicester City FC (H)W 3-1Özil 45, Aubameyang 63, 66
25/10/2018UELSporting Clube de Portugal (A)W 1-0Welbeck 78
28/10/2018LeagueCrystal Palace FC (A)D 2-2Xhaka 51, Aubameyang 56
31/10/2018CupBlackpool FC (H)W 2-1Lichtsteiner 33, Smith-Rowe 50
03/11/2018LeagueLiverpool FC (H)D 1-1Lacazette 82
08/11/2018UELSporting Clube de Portugal (H)D 0-0
11/11/2018LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (H)D 1-1Mkhitaryan 86
25/11/2018LeagueAFC Bournemouth (A)W 2-1Lerma 30 (og), Aubameyang 67
29/11/2018UELFC Vorskla Poltava (A)
02/12/2018LeagueTottenham Hotspur FC (H)
05/12/2018LeagueManchester United FC (A)
08/12/2018LeagueHuddersfield Town FC (H)
13/12/2018UELQarabağ FK (H)
16/12/2018LeagueSouthampton FC (A)
19/12/2018CupTottenham Hotspur FC (H)
22/12/2018LeagueBurnley FC (H)
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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

FC Vorskla Poltava

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Group E - Group Standings
    Arsenal FC43108210
    Sporting Clube de Portugal4211427
    FC Vorskla Poltava4103473
    Qarabağ FK4103163
    Matchday 1 (20/09/2018)
    Arsenal FC 4-2 FC Vorskla Poltava
    1-0 Aubameyang 32, 2-0 Welbeck 48, 3-0 Aubameyang 56, 4-0 Özil 74, 4-1 Chesnakov 77, 4-2 Sharpar 90+3
    Shust, Perduta, Kulach (75 Careca), Sharpar, Chesnakov, Kolomoets, Kravchenko (70 Skliar), Kobakhidze (77 Serhiichuk), Dallku, Artur, Rebenok
  • Matchday 2 (04/10/2018)
    FC Vorskla Poltava 1-2 Sporting Clube de Portugal
    1-0 Kulach 10, 1-1 Montero 90+1, 1-2 Jovane Cabral 90+3
    Shust, Perduta, Skliar, Kulach (61 Serhiichuk), Sharpar, Chesnakov, Kolomoets, Kravchenko (84 Habelok), Dallku, Artur, Rebenok
  • Matchday 3 (25/10/2018)
    Qarabağ FK 0-1 FC Vorskla Poltava
    0-1 Kulach 48
    Shust, Perduta, Yakubu (46 Careca), Skliar, Kulach (78 Serhiichuk), Sharpar, Chesnakov, Sapai, Kolomoets, Dallku, Rebenok
  • Matchday 4 (08/11/2018)
    FC Vorskla Poltava 0-1 Qarabağ FK
    0-1 А. Abdullayev 13 (P)
    Shust, Perduta, Yakubu (55 Careca), Skliar, Kulach, Sharpar, Chesnakov, Kolomoets, Chyzhov, Artur, Rebenok
  • Matchday 5 (29/11/2018)
    FC Vorskla Poltava-Arsenal FC
  • Matchday 6 (13/12/2018)
    Sporting Clube de Portugal-FC Vorskla Poltava

Arsenal FC

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (20/09/2018)
    Arsenal FC 4-2 FC Vorskla Poltava
    1-0 Aubameyang 32, 2-0 Welbeck 48, 3-0 Aubameyang 56, 4-0 Özil 74, 4-1 Chesnakov 77, 4-2 Sharpar 90+3
    Leno, Elneny , Papastathopoulos, Mkhitaryan, Torreira (57 Guendouzi), Lichtsteiner, Aubameyang (57 Özil), Holding, Iwobi (70 Smith Rowe), Monreal, Welbeck
  • Matchday 2 (04/10/2018)
    Qarabağ FK 0-3 Arsenal FC
    0-1 Papastathopoulos 4, 0-2 Smith Rowe 53, 0-3 Guendouzi 80
    Leno, Elneny , Papastathopoulos, Lichtsteiner, Holding, Iwobi (71 Lacazette), Monreal (46 Torreira), Welbeck, Guendouzi, Kolašinac, Smith Rowe (65 Özil)
  • Matchday 3 (25/10/2018)
    Sporting Clube de Portugal 0-1 Arsenal FC
    0-1 Welbeck 78
    Leno, Elneny (58 Torreira), Papastathopoulos, Mkhitaryan, Ramsey, Lichtsteiner, Aubameyang (86 Iwobi), Holding, Welbeck (81 Lacazette), Guendouzi, Xhaka
  • Matchday 4 (08/11/2018)
    Arsenal FC 0-0 Sporting Clube de Portugal
    Čech, Papastathopoulos, Mkhitaryan, Ramsey, Lichtsteiner (74 Maitland-Niles), Holding, Iwobi, Welbeck (30 Aubameyang), Jenkinson (60 Kolašinac), Guendouzi, Smith Rowe
  • Matchday 5 (29/11/2018)
    FC Vorskla Poltava-Arsenal FC
  • Matchday 6 (13/12/2018)
    Arsenal FC-Qarabağ FK

Last updated 28/11/2018 14:30CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeBartosz Frankowski (POL)
  • Assistant refereesMarcin Boniek (POL) , Dawid Igor Golis (POL)
  • Additional assistant refereesDaniel Stefanski (POL) , Zbigniew Dobrynin (POL)
  • Fourth officialAdam Kupsik (POL)
  • UEFA DelegateNebojša Ivkovic (SRB)
  • UEFA Referee observerEugen Strigel (GER)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Bartosz Frankowski23/09/1986737

UEFA Europa League matches involving teams from the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
08/12/2015UYLGSVfL WolfsburgManchester United FC0-2Wolfsburg
23/11/2016UYLGSVfL Borussia MönchengladbachManchester City FC1-2Monchengladbach

Last updated 27/11/2018 13:21CET



Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Competition stages

  • F: Final
  • GS: Group stage
  • GS1: First group stage
  • GS2: Second group stage
  • 3QR: Third qualifying round
  • R1: First round
  • R2: Second round
  • R3: Third round
  • R4: Fourth round
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • SF: Semi-finals
  • QF: Quarter-finals
  • R16: round of 16
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • R32: Round of 32
  • 1QR: First qualifying round
  • 1st: first leg
  • 2QR: Second qualifying round
  • 2nd: second leg
  • FT: Final tournament
  • PO: Play-off
  • ELITE: Elite round
  • Rep: Replay
  • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
  • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
  • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
  • f: Match forfeited


  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • QUAL: All UEFA qualifiers
  • UEL: Current season total UEFA Europa League appearances from the group stage onwards prior to the current matchday
  • UEL: Total appearances in the UEFA Europa League, group stage to final only
  • UEFA: All-time total appearances in UEFA club competition including qualifying
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on