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Arsenal v Lens: Odds, predictions, team news and stats

Arsenal host Lens on Wednesday night knowing that they can wrap up top spot in Champions League Group B with a victory at the Emirates Satdium.

The Gunners have a four-point lead over the sides in second and third heading into this clash, having made a strong return to Europe’s top competition.

They have won three of their four games, with their only defeat coming on their visit to Lens. Can they claim some revenge and book a top-seeded spot in the next round? 
 

Arsenal v Lens Odds

Arsenal - 1/3
Draw - 17/4
Lens - 17/2

Arsenal v Lens Information

  • Where is Arsenal v Lens? Emirates Stadium, London
  • When is Arsenal v Lens? 20:00, Wednesday 29th November
  • Where can I watch Arsenal v Lens? TNT Sports 2

Arsenal v Lens Bet Builder

Bukayo Saka to make an assist - 5/2
Gabriel Martinelli over 0.5 shots on target - 4/7
Salis Abdul Samed to be booked - 13/8

Bet Builder - 11/1
 

Bukayo Saka to make an assist - 5/2

Bukayo Saka chipped in with another big contribution at the weekend, setting up Kai Havertz for the winning goal against Brentford.

The winger has now made an assist in four of his last five games for club and country, while he’s adapted to the Champions League with ease.

Saka has three assists in the Champions League this term, setting up a goal in three of their four group games.

The England international has teed up a team-mate against all three sides in Group B, so he is a good bet to cause problems on Wednesday.

Having had a hand in a goal in all but one of his appearances at the Emirates this season, back Saka for an assist against Lens.

Gabriel Martinelli over 0.5 shots on target - 4/7

The return of Gabriel Jesus has proven to be a boost for Gabriel Martinelli of late, with the Brazilian continuing to threaten opposition defences.

Martinelli tends to perform better alongside Jesus and the 22-year-old continues to develop into a potent attacking option for Arteta’s side.

The South American has averaged a shot on target per game in the Champions League this term, scoring in their win away to Sevilla.

Martinelli has also managed a shot on target in six of his last eight starts for club and country, so he heads into the meeting with Lens looking sharp.

The young winger has turned things around after a slow start to the campaign and he should continue that form and threaten the Lens defence in this clash. 

Salis Abdul Samed to be booked - 13/8

Salis Abdul Samed is among four Lens players to have featured in every minute of Champions League action, but it hasn’t all been easy.

The midfielder has already been booked twice in this competition, having averaged 2.5 fouls per game.

The midfielder has also averaged 1.9 fouls per match in Ligue 1, while he comes into this clash with three bookings across his last nine appearances and he faces a tough test against this Arsenal midfield, while the visitors’ approach lends itself to card trouble.

Only PSG have applied more pressure to opposition players than Lens across the first four rounds of action in this season’s group stage. Samed is a key part of that, but given how his fouls tot up he's good value for a booking.

Arsenal Team News

Arsenal remain without Jurrien Timber, who is a long-term absentee, while the Gunners are also missing Thomas Partey and Emile Smith Rowe is a doubt.

Lens Team News

The visitors will be without Morgan Guilavogui through suspension, while Deiver Machado, Wuilker Farinez and Jimmy Cabot are injured.

Lens have Oscar Cortes is back in training, but this clash may come too soon for him. 

Arsenal v Lens Stats

Arsenal have won six of their last seven games at the Emirates, while they head into this clash with three wins from four in this group.

Arteta has lost only one of his 12 European games at the Emirates, claiming eight wins. The Gunners have won five of their last six home games in European competition under the Spaniard. 

French sides have struggled in visits to England in recent years, with the last nine Champions League clashes played between Premier League and Ligue 1 teams in England seeing eight defeats for the visitors. 

Head-to-Head

Arsenal wins2
Draws1
Lens wins2


This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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