Rapid Vienna vs Arsenal live stream: How to watch Europa League fixture online and on TV tonight

Bella Butler
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Mikel Arteta, Arsenal manager (Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
Mikel Arteta, Arsenal manager (Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal will be kicking off their Europa League campaign as they take on Rapid Vienna on Thursday.

This is Arsenal’s fourth consecutive season in Europe’s second-tier competition and they look to be the stronger side going into their first meeting with the Austrian side.

Rapid Vienna have been in good form this season, but the Gunners’ tremendous improvements under Mikel Arteta have given them a defensively robust side.

After suffering a 1-0 defeat against Manchester City over the weekend, they will be wanting to return to winning ways in this game.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.

When is the match?

The game kicks off at 5.55 pm on Thursday, 22 October.

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on BT Sport 2. Subscribers can also stream the match via the BT Sport website or app.

What is the team news?

Arsenal are likely to keep Bernd Leno in goal, but the defence could see changes with Sead Kolsinac expecting to replace Kieran Tierney at left centre-back. David Luiz and Gabriel are also likely to start alongside the Bosnian with Bukayo Saka staying in his left-wing back spot.

Saka was directly involved in more goals in the Europa League last season than any other Arsenal player and will be hoping to maintain his form this year. Ainsley Maitland-Niles could also replace Hector Bellerin.

Thomas Partey came off the bench to make his debut when the Gunners played Manchester City but managed to pick up a booking in just seven minutes of play.

Rapid Vienna have a number of injured players, meaning the side will have to do without Tamas Szanto, Philipp Schobesberger, Christopher Dibon, and Dalibor Velimirovic. However, they have been in excellent form in the Austrian Bundesliga and are one of only three unbeaten teams in the country's top flight.

Predicted line ups

Arsenal: Leno, Kolasinac, Luiz, Gabriel, Matland-Niles, Partey, Elneny, Saka, Nketiah, Nelson, Lacazette.

Rapid Vienna: Strebinger, Stojkovic, Hofmann, Barac, Arase, Grahovac, Ljubicic, Ullmann, Murg, Kara, Fountas.

Odds

Arsenal - 8/15

Draw - 3/1

Rapid Vienna - 5/1

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