Group B in the Champions League concludes with the top two in the pool, Arsenal and PSV Eindhoven, going head-to-head at the Philips Stadion.
The Gunners are already assured of top spot and a place in the last 16 after they hammered Lens 6-0 on matchday five, while Tuesday’s opponents PSV are also safely through in second place.
Changes are expected from both managers with nothing significant at stake, and they both should play with freedom in what is set to be an entertaining clash.
Over 3.5 Goals - 6/4
There could be plenty of entertainment in Eindhoven with the pressure off for both sides, as they look to finish successful group campaigns on a high.
PSV are flying domestically as they sit 10 points clear at the top of the Eredivisie and are on an eight-game winning run in all competitions.
Confidence should also be fairly high in the Gunners camp as they are second in the Premier League and were on a six-game winning streak themselves before Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa.
Arsenal won the reverse fixture at the Emirates on Matchday One 4-0 to lay down an early marker and Mikel Arteta’s side have had a smooth passage to the knockout stages, beating Sevilla home and away as well, only slipping up at Lens when losing 2-1.
The Gunners made up for that defeat by hammering the French outfit 6-0 at home last time out to book top spot and there have been plenty of goals along the way in the group to suggest we could be in for action at both ends on Tuesday.
Furthermore, 10 of PSV's last 14 league games have had over 3.5 goals and Arsenal usually score away from home, with Arteta’s men only failing to find the back of the net in two games on the road all told so far this season.
Leandro Trossard - To score or assist - 5/4
Arsenal are expected to rest several of their first-team regulars for this final group game, so it could be a chance for others to shine.
Trossard will be among those hoping to be given a start against PSV, as the former Brighton forward has often had to settle for a place on the bench this term.
The 29-year-old has only made five starts in the Premier League, but seems likely to come into Arteta’s thinking for Tuesday after coming on as a second-half sub at Villa at the weekend.
He has started three of Arsenal’s five European group games this season and got a goal and an assist in the home clash with PSV back in September. Trossard also scored against Sevilla last month and overall he’s done well when given an opportunity.
Trossard has managed six goals and got two assists in total for Arteta’s side in all competitions in the 2023-24 campaign.
Midfielder Joey Veerman is fit again for the hosts, but Jordan Teze, Armel Bella-Kotchap, Noa Lang and Hirving Lozano are likely to miss out.
Ricardo Pepi is among the players pushing for a start after he came off the bench to score in recent games against both Sevilla and Heerenveen.
Arteta is expected to rotate his squad with Trossard, Reiss Nelson, Jorginho and Eddie Nketiah among those in line for starts.
Jurrien Timber is set to miss the rest of the season, while Takehiro Tomiyasu, Thomas Partey, Emile Smith Rowe and Fabio Vieira are all also still sidelined.
PSV have won their last eight games in all competitions, scoring 26 goals in that run.
Arsenal have won six of their last seven games all told, scoring 18 goals.
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