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Red Star Belgrade vs Arsenal preview, TV channel, kick-off time, date, odds and team news
Arsenal have won their opening two games in the Europa League (Picture: Getty Images)

Arsenal travel to Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League looking to bounce back from their defeat to Watford.

Arsenal were leading against Marco Silva’s Hornets, until a contentious penalty was awarded with Richarlison falling under the challenge of Hector Bellerin.

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Arsene Wenger branded the penalty decision ‘scandalous’ but the Gunners failed to maintain their composure after, with Tom Cleverly scoring in stoppage time to seal a 2-1 victory.

In contrast, Red Star will be full of confidence, having won in the Serbian SuperLiga at the weekend after beating Macva Sabac 4-0.

Red Star Belgrade vs Arsenal preview, TV channel, kick-off time, date, odds and team news
Watford defeated Arsenal at the weekend (Picture: Getty)

The only previous meeting between the sides was in the third round of the UEFA Cup in 1978/79, when the Serbians won over two legs.

Match details below:

When is Red Star Belgrade vs Arsenal?

Red Star Belgrade take on Arsenal on Thursday 19 October at the Borisov Arena.

The match will kick-off at 6pm.

Where can I watch Red Star Belgrade vs Arsenal and what channel is it on?

The match will be available to stream for free on via the enhanced video player.

BT Sport subscribers can tune in on TV on BT Sport 2/BT Sport 2 HD.

What are the team news?

Arsene Wenger will look to rotate his team from the one that played against Watford.

Laurent Koscielny was taken off with an Achilles problem, however he could be fit to face Everton on Sunday.

Aaron Ramsey and Alexis Sanchez could return to the first team squad, after missing out due to muscular problems sustained in the international break.

Oliver Giroud could also be recalled to the starting 11, along with Theo Walcott.

Jack Wilshere is also poised to start after impressing against BATE Borisov.

Reiss Nelson could also be involved.

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What are the latest odds? (Courtesy of Betfair)

Red Star Belgrade – 7/2

Draw – 29/10

Arsenal – 3/4

Prematch stats

  • Red Star have lost just once in their last 11 games in European competition.
  • Theo Walcott has found the net six times in his last eight appearances in European competition.
  • Red Star have won five of their previous eight European home games against English opposition.

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