Published: Sat, December 01, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Vorskla Poltava v Arsenal: Hosts throw doubt on Arsenal game going ahead

Vorskla Poltava v Arsenal: Hosts throw doubt on Arsenal game going ahead

Speaking about the young attacker, the Arsenal manager said in a press conference: "He is taking confidence, he is taking responsibility and also I think today his performance in 90 minutes is very good". They would have had much more vocal support and to be fair they probably lost out on a lot of money for them and for the town they come from. One good example for other young players.

The call to relocate the game was made on Tuesday evening, with Vorskla particularly unhappy with UEFA's decision and official confirmation that the match would take place at all not coming from the governing body until six hours before kick-off.

"We think they can help us but they need the confidence of playing matches, not only working with us in the training sessions". We spent a lot of our energy and we did everything we could to prepare for the match.

Arsenal took the lead in the 10th minute when the ball fell kindly to Smith Rowe inside the area following a deflection from a Vorskla defender.

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"UEFA found the best decision to make us able to play, and also to protect everybody". Overall, every player can go home happy, but there were two in particular that stood out...

In their earlier meeting in London, Arsenal won 4-2, getting a pair of goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

'In the 90 minutes, the first thing for us is to win, and then finish the match with some substitutions and the end result'. While Stephan Lichtsteiner, Petr Cech and Carl Jenkinson get a look-in, there are also starts for Joe Willock, Emile Smith Rowe, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Matteo Guendouzi and Eddie Nketiah. "I am ready to play in Poltava, I am ready to play in Kiev".

"It was a long trip but it does not matter where we play this game".

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