Europa League: Pires predicts Villarreal, Arsenal clash

Previous Premier League star, Robert Pires, has anticipated that Villarreal has a slight benefit to beat Arsenal when the two groups conflict in the present Europa League semi-last first-leg tie at the Estadio de la Cerámica.

Pires, a previous Arsenal and Villarreal star, trusts Unai Emery’s experience could assume a significant part in the two legs.

Villarreal had dispensed with Slavia Praha from the Europa League last-8, while Mikel Arteta’s side took Dinamo Zagreb out of the opposition.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to play for two extraordinary groups, for example, Arsenal and Villarreal,” Emery told AS.

“I was fortunate to have the warmth of individuals and the two clubs, so seeing them currently face each other in a semi-last is an extraordinary thing.

Pires, a previous Arsenal and Villarreal star, trusts Unai Emery’s experience could assume a significant part in the two legs.

Villarreal had disposed of Slavia Praha from the Europa League last-8, while Mikel Arteta’s side took Dinamo Zagreb out of the opposition.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to play for two incredible groups, for example, Arsenal and Villarreal,” Emery told AS.

“I was fortunate to have the friendship of individuals and the two clubs, so seeing them currently face each other in a semi-last is a unique thing.

“Everybody realizes that in the event that you go to see Villarreal, you will see a decent group, a group with excellent players and that it’ll doubtlessly convolute things for Arsenal.