UEFA Europa League | Arsenal vs Villarreal Match Stats


Arsenal vs Villarreal STATS 📊

Arsenal are without a win in their last two home games in European competition (D1 L1), after winning 11 out of 13 before that, with the Gunners hoping to avoid going three on home soil without victory in Europe for the first time since September 2003 (6 games).

Villarreal’s Gerard Moreno has either scored or assisted in each of his seven starts in the UEFA Europa League this season (6 goals, 3 assists), with only one player providing goal involvements in more consecutive starts in a single season in the competition since 2009-10 (Willian – 9 with Chelsea in 18-19).

Arsenal have progressed from each of their last two European knockout ties where they lost the first leg (0-1 v BATE Borisov in February 2019 in the UEFA Europa League and 1-3 v Rennes in March 2019 in the same competition), this after progressing on just two of the previous 17 such occasions.

Villarreal have progressed from 15 of their 16 two-legged ties in major European competition when winning the first leg – the only exception was in the 2015-16 UEFA Europa League semi-final, when they went out to Liverpool despite winning the first leg.

Arsenal have lost just one of their 11 knockout clashes with Spanish opponents on home soil (W7 D3), with that sole defeat coming in February 2016 against Barcelona in the Champions League Last 16 (0-2).

Villarreal are unbeaten in 13 games in European competition (W12 D1), winning each of their last nine and last suffering defeat in April 2019 (0-2 v Valencia in the UEFA Europa League quarter-final 2nd leg).

Only three different Arsenal players have scored more goals in a single season in major European competition than Nicolas Pépe via his haul of six in 2020-21 (Ian Wright - 9 in 94-95, Thierry Henry – 8 in 99-20, 7 in both 01-02 and 02-03 and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 8 in 18-19).

Arsenal’s Nicolas Pépé has registered 10 goal involvements in the UEFA Europa League this season (6 goals, 4 assists), more than any other player.
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