Arsenal coach Unai Emery is being bombarded with criticism from pundits and fans alike. Arsenal have failed to win their last three Premier League matches (D2, L1). As a result, Unai Emery's position as head coach is being questioned as reports of Jose Mourinho's appointment continues to gain momentum. At such a crucial point in the season, Arsenal will travel to Portugal to play Vitoria SC on Matchday 4 of the UEFA Europa League. Here is our take on both teams along with the predicted line-up for the match in Portugal.
Unai Emery has confirmed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is our new club captain.— Arsenal (@Arsenal) November 5, 2019
A change in leadership midway through the season can be a tricky affair. But Spanish coach Unai Emery was forced to take this drastic step after Granit Xhaka's incident during the Crystal Palace draw. The Switzerland midfielder has been a crucial presence in the middle when Arsenal have been in trouble this season. Will Arsenal miss his experience if he doesn't play on Thursday night or will Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang make up for his absence?
Arsenal predicted line-up
Emiliano Martinez (GK), Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Rob Holding, Shkodran Mustafi, Kieran Tierney, Lucas Torreira, Dani Ceballos, Nicolas Pepe, Joe Willock, Bakayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli.
Vitoria de Guimaraes predicted line-up
Douglas Jesus (GK), Lucas Soares, Edmond Tapsoba, Pedrao, Florent Hanin, Marcus Edwards, Denis Poha, Mikel Agu, Costa, Davidson, Leonardo Bonatini.