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Live, Europa League: Vitoria v. Arsenal

Arsenal v Vitoria SC - UEFA Europa League - Group F - Emirates Stadium

Arsenal’s Nicolas Pepe celebrates scoring his side’s second goal of the game with team mates during the UEFA Europa League group F match at the Emirates Stadium, London. (Photo by Nigel French/PA Images via Getty Images)

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Wednesday Europa League action? Yes, it’s happening.

Arsenal play at Vitoria SC in Portugal on Wednesday, as Unai Emery’s aim to secure their qualification to the Round of 32 with a victory at the Estadio D. Afonso Henriques.

A win for Arsenal combined with Standard Liege failing to beat Eintracht Frankfurt would secure their spot in the knockout rounds of the competition.

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The game is being played on a Wednesday afternoon (Portuguese time) due to Vitoria’s local rivals Braga playing at home in the Europa League on Thursday.

It is being played early on Wednesday due to UEFA rules about the Europa League games not clashing with Champions League games.

Click on the link above to follow the action live, while Arsenal’s starting lineup includes Rob Holding as captain and Emery has decided to rotate his team with Pepe, Saka and Martinelli in attack.

Kieran Tierney and Ainsley Maitland-Niles are at wing back for the Gunners with Shkodran Mustafi in central defense.

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