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Ludogorets vs Arsenal – Match Preview

When these two sides met at The Emirates a fortnight ago it was six of the best from Arsenal as they romped to victory and continued this seasons impressive unbeaten streak, they will be looking for more of the same Tonight when they face Ludogorets in Sofia.

In the Premier League, Arsenal have been edged off of top spot by virtue of goal difference but in the Champions League it’s that exact same tiebreaker which sees them top proceedings with Unai Emery’s PSG having to currently make do with second place.

Saturday saw The Gunners eventually ease past Sunderland with a 4-1 win. Although in the end it was a very comfortable there was a nervy spell in the middle of the second half when Jermain Defoe leveled proceedings but Arsenal didn’t let their heads up and scored three quick fire goals in reply to kill off any hopes of a Sunderland fightback.

That game has now also presented Arsene Wenger with somewhat of a striking dilemma with both Alexis Sanchez and Oliver Giroud scoring a brace and although Sanchez pair of goals were well taken what was more impressive was the fact that Giroud’s only required two touches after coming on as a second half substitute.

The question now is whether Wenger decides to reward Giroud for his goals on Saturday with a start and rests Sanchez or whether once again the Chilean international is played in the not so familiar position of leading the attack line.

You would imagine if there was an opportunity for Giroud to come back into the fold then this would be the one especially with the North London Derby just around the corner. In fact I would imagine a raft of changes with Sunday’s big fixture in mind.

After brushing the Bulgarian’s aside with ease in Matchday 3 then you have to wonder how much of a test Ludogorets will be Tonight. I would envisage a somewhat rejigged Arsenal side but one that is still strong to pick up the victory, nothing less than an away win for me.

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