Arsenal host Slavia Prague this Thursday in the Europa League quarter-finals. Mikel Arteta’s team is experiencing a troubled moment due to the recent poor results and comes under pressure and needing victory against the Czechs.

“They are very strong and are unbeaten in the Czech Championship. They are competitive, direct, incisive and can cause you problems during a game. I would describe them as a tough team. The competition is all or nothing, because when playing playoffs, or you are in or out. We want to reach the semifinals and we know the importance of the match”, evaluated Arteta.

The Gunners coach recalled that Slavia Prague is undefeated in the Czech Championship and is approaching the achievement of another title. In addition, the team only lost two matches in the Europa League, both in the group stage. Although Arsenal are bad in the Premier League, the club only lost one duel in the European tournament, but the last one against Olympiacos in London.