ARSENAL continue their Europa League quest with a last 32 first leg tie against Benfica.
Though the game will NOT be played in Portugal and will instead take place from Rome, with the second leg in Athens.
When is Benfica vs Arsenal?
- Benfica vs Arsenal is on Thursday, February 18.
- The match kicks off at 8pm GMT.
- Rome’s Stadio Olimpico hosts the first leg, while the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium in Athens will host the second leg.
- Travel restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic has forced the tie to be played in neutral venues.
- Away goals will still count as double.
What TV channel and live stream is Benfica vs Arsenal on?
BT Sport 2 will broadcast the game in the UK.
BT Sport 2 begin their coverage at kick off at 8pm, following Wolfsberg vs Tottenham.
How can I watch Benfica vs Arsenal for FREE?
- EE customers can get BT Sport INCLUDED to their plan at no extra cost if they are on a plan with Smart Benefits – simply log in to EE and choose BT Sport app.
- And then get it on the big screen by texting SPORT to 150 to get a FREE three-month trial of Large Screen so you can cast all the action on your TV.
- At the end of the three months you will automatically roll onto the £5 per month BT Sport Large Screen subscription unless cancelled.
What is the team news?
Kieran Tierney is back in training after missing the last six games with a leg strain.
Though Thomas Partey will play no part after sustaining a muscle injury.
Former Premier League stars Jan Vertonghen, Nicolas Otamendi and Adel Taarabt all feature for Benfica and are in line to start against the Gunners.