Arsenal vs Valencia LIVE STREAM
TEAM NEWS • ARSENAL • Cech, Mustafi, Koscielny, Papastathopoulos, Maitland-Niles, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Kolasinac, Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette
VALENCIA • Murara Neto, Roncaglia, Diakhaby, Garay, Gabriel, Gaya, Piccini, Soler, Parejo, Goncalo Guedes, Rodrigo
Arsenal will take on Valencia at the Emirates Stadium in a crucial Europa League semi-final clash tonight.
The Europa League looks to be the Gunners best bet for securing qualification for next season’s Champions League after three league losses in a row.
Arsenal are now fifth in the Premier League – two points behind fourth placed Chelsea with only two games left in the season to play.
Speaking ahead of tonight’s clash with Valencia, Arsenal boss Unai Emery said: “Now it’s the Europa League, it’s both a way to win a title and also a path into the Champions League.
“We want to treat this semi-final like something important.”
Emery will be facing off against his former club which is now home to two ex-Arsenal players – Francis Coquelin and Gabriel Paulista.
One of their old teammates and soon-to-be Arsenal allumni Aaron Ramsey won’t be featuring in tonight’s game.
Ramsey, who will leave for Juventus in the summer on a free transfer, is out for the rest of the season with a hamstring injury.
Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny paid tribute to Ramsey who is leaving the North London club after 11 years of service.
Koscielny said: “What I like about Aaron is that, we know he signs for Juventus, but he is still a professional and always fights for the club and for the team.
“Sometimes you have players who have stopped fighting for this team, but I think he has loved this club and that is why he stayed at 100 per cent for us.
“It shows a great mentality and character.”
If you want to watch all the action from Arsenal Valencia then here’s how to tune in online.
How to watch Arsenal vs Valencia
Coverage of tonight’s Europa League match between Arsenal and Valencia will be shown live on BT Sport 2 (Sky 414, Sky HD 868, BT TV 409) with coverage starting at 7.15pm and kick-off at 8pm.
BT Sport will also be showing the match on desktop computers or laptops via the company’s own site.
The BT Sport enhanced video player is available online.
But EE mobile customers will be able to stream the game for free thanks to a subscription plan announced by the network.
BT said: “To say thanks for being with us, here’s a special sporting treat for our pay monthly mobile and tablet customers: three months’ free BT Sport on your EE phone and connected tablet.
“Just text SPORT to 150, register for a BT ID then download the BT Sport app and get watching!
“Loads of the UK’s best sporting action, on the UK’s fastest network.”
You can visit the EE website for more information on the BT Sports offer.