Mikel Arteta will be hoping to relieve some pressure by beating Slavia Prague on Thursday in Europa League Second Leg
by Craig Humpage
Football Writer, Sporticos
Published on Thursday 15 April 2021
Arsenal got back to winning ways with a 3-0 win over Sheffield United but beating a team rock bottom of the Premier League will hardly have papered over the cracks of their calamitous season. Their Spanish coach will know he has only one shot at redemption and that is to win the Europa League. If they are going to beat the types of opponents they'll face in the semis and the final, they need to build some confidence with a convincing win over Slavia Prague in Thursday's second leg. The Gunners will be without David Luiz and Kieran Tierney through injury but should be able to call on Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith-Rowe which will give them an attacking boost.
Slavia Prague are having much different fortunes. Their 2-0 victory over local rivals Sparta at the weekend underlined their domestic dominance and stretched their lead at the top of the table to 18 points. While many will play down the significance of doing well in the Czech league, it has seemingly given them immense confidence - confidence which saw them dispatch Leicester, a team much better than Arsenal, earlier in the tournament. They proved that wasn't a fluke by then eliminating Rangers and by getting a 1-1 draw away in London in the first leg.
They are the real deal and if Arsenal don't wake up to that fact they will be punished
Prediction: Slavia Prague 2-1 Arsenal (Agg: 3-2)
How to watch Slavia Prague vs Arsenal on TV
Here's where you can watch Slavia Prague vs Arsenal:
Slavia Prague vs Arsenal (Agg: 1-1)
Thursday 15 April 2021
Kick Off Time: 20.00
BT Sport 1
BT Sport has exclusive rights to all top European competitions until 2024 including all UEFA Europa League matches, UEFA Champions League and even the upcoming UEFA Conference League.
They broadcast a whole range of sports, including football, on TV in the UK. There are a number of different packages to choose from. Existing BT Broadband customers can add a package to their contract for as little as an extra £15 per month or new customers can get internet and TV packages for just £39.99 per month. Their "Big Sport" package includes all their sports channels and even Sky Sports channels through the Now TV pass. These types of deals are also available to people with Sky, Talk Talk and Virgin. For those who want live football without all the other hassle, there is the BT Sport monthly pass, which provides all sports channels for only £25 per month.
What's more, they are also currently offering six months of half price sports!
Click here to check out that offer and see the various options they have for new customers including the monthly pass and other packages.
How to watch the UEFA Europa League online via live stream
Football fans can watch Thursday's UEFA Europa League quarter final tie wherever they want, however they want, when they add the BT Sport app into the mix. You can enjoy all the action anywhere in your home or on the go online with your favourite devices via live stream. All you need is an internet connection and a subscription.
Click here to find out more about the app and how to watch football via live stream.
There's also an unbelievable offer on right now for new and existing EE customers to get access to the app completely free for three months without even having a BT Sport subscription.
Click here to read more about that.
Stay up to date with everything related to watching football
Get the latest information about where to watch your favourite football clubs this season with our dedicated live football page. There you will find out when your team is playing, what TV channel they are on, links to trusted, legal sources of live streaming and much, much more.
Click here to learn more about that.