Premier League giants Arsenal are favourites for their second leg meeting with Spanish La Liga outfit Villarreal in the Europa League semi-finals. This is according to the soccer betting odds from various soccer betting sites.
Arsenal skipper Pierre-EmerickAubameyang came off the bench and he could haveearned a 2-2 scoreline for the Gunners with a late chance. In the end, the Premier League club left Spain with a 2-1 defeat.
Arsenal have to win the second legat the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night to seal a place in the Europa League final. A 1-0 win will be enough for the Gunners to face the winner of the other semi-final tie between Manchester United and AS Roma in the final of the competition. Manchester United lead 6-2 against Roma from the first leg ahead of the second leg at the StadioOlimpico in Rome on Thursday night.
Ahead of the second leg encounter with Villarreal, the Gunners have been boosted with the news that three key players namely David Luiz, Kieran Tierney and Alexandre Lacazette trained with the team in time for the Europa League clash at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday.
David Luiz suffered an hamstring problem during the last game, a 2-0 away win over Newcastle United in the Premier League. The Brazilian defender made his comeback in the game after some weeks out due to a knee injury. He missed the first leg with Villarreal alongside Tierney and Lacazette. Lacazette and Tierney missed the game with hamstring and knee problems respectively.