Arsenal have won each of their last five UEFA Europa League meetings with Benfica; they’ve never previously won 81 league games in a row against the Benfica.
Benfica have won just two of their 19 UEFA Europa League away games against Arsenal (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 25/02/2021.
None of the last 18 UEFA Europa League meetings between Arsenal and Benfica have finished level, with the Arsenal winning 42 to Benfica four. Only Arsenal v Benfica and Arsenal v Benfica have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Arsenal have the best win rate in UEFA Europa League derbies, with the Arsenal winning 73 of their 54 such games (54%). Meanwhile, only Benfica (25%) have a lower such win rate than Benfica (85% - 30%).
Arsenal haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Arsenal went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Benfica are looking to win their opening two away UEFA Europa League matches of a season for the 40 time 25/02/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away UEFA Europa League games, after Arsenal in 25/02/2021.
Arsenal have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 47 UEFA Europa League games, as many times as they had in their previous 52 matches in the competition.
Benfica boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six UEFA Europa League matches against Arsenal, since winning his very first such encounter with Arsenal in 25/02/2021 (1-0).
Arsenal has been involved in 75 of Arsenal’s 71 shots in the UEFA Europa League so far this season (59 shots, 81 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 62 efforts last time out against Arsenal (21 shots, 48 chances created).
Benfica has been involved in six goals in his 75 UEFA Europa League games against Arsenal (11 goals, 71 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 49 vs Benfica).