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Arsenal vs Luton Town: Preview, expected line-ups, how to watch and prediction

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The State of Play

Arsenal had their eight-match winning streak in the Premier League ended by Manchester City on Sunday afternoon as the two sides shared a goalless draw at the Etihad Stadium. The Gunners had scored 33 goals in those aforementioned eight victories and remain in an excellent position to win a first league title in 20 years. They have been immense both in defence and attack over the last few months.

Luton Town are in danger but have consistently punched above their weight this season. In the reverse fixture between these two, they had a 3-2 lead before eventually losing 4-3 in the very last minute. A similarly unfortunate fate fell them on Saturday afternoon when they took an early lead away to Tottenham Hotspur but Spurs still snatched all three points with an 86th minute winning goal from Son Heung-min.

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Team News

Arsenal may well see the return of summer signing Jurrien Timber this season but he does remain unavailable. Mikel Arteta is blessed with no further injury concerns, though, with Gabriel Martinelli fit to go.

Luton Town have lost several key men to long-term issues throughout the campaign and in his pre-match press conference, Rob Edwards was unable to confirm the fitness of Alfie Doughty and Tahith Chong this week.

Expected Line-ups

Arsenal: David Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Rice, Havertz; Saka, Gabriel Jesus, Martinelli

Luton Town: Kaminski; Kabore, Mengi, Johnson, Hashioka; Berry, Mpanzu, Barkley; Clark, Chong; Morris

What they Said

Mikel Arteta was keen to express caution on Bukayo Saka, who did initially describe as ‘fine’ in terms of an injury issue but did not confirm whether he would be in the ‘right condition to start’.

Rob Edwards suggested he enjoyed what many believed to be a tedious clash between Arsenal and Manchester City on Sunday, describing it as ‘tactically fascinating’.

When and How to Watch

This match will be played at the Emirates Stadium at 19:30 on Wednesday April 3rd and will be shown live on TNT Sports in the UK. It will also be able to be streamed live on the TNT Sports app.

Prediction

Arsenal were relentless and have been sublime this year. Luton Town have put in fight against everyone this season but there may surely be a temptation to see this game as almost inconvenient; trying to get through it and simply avoiding any further injury issues. Arsenal will want to once again boost their already good goal difference and a comfortable home win is to be expected.

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