Arsenal settle for a 1-1 draw against Salvia Prague in the 1st leg of the Europa League Quarterfinal

UEFA Europa League Quarterfinal, Arsenal vs Slavia Prague: Arsenal settled for a 1-1 draw against Salvia Prague in the 1st leg of the Quarterfinal.

Arsenal just could not hold the lead for 5 minutes as Salvia Prague salvaged a draw by scoring in the injury time.

Tomas Holes headed a stoppage-time equalizer as Slavia Prague secured a 1-1 draw away to Arsenal in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final on Thursday.

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Arsenal vs Slavia Prague: Pepe scored in the 86th minute

It looked as though substitute Nicolas Pepe’s 86th-minute effort had given the hosts a narrow advantage to take to the Czech Republic for next week’s second leg.

But Holes headed home to deflate Arsenal and keep the tie balanced on a knife-edge.

Arsenal vs Slavia Prague: An often subdued game was punctuated by good chances for both sides with Arsenal guilty of wasteful finishing.

Bukayo Saka curled an effort wide in the first half while Willian and Alexandre Lacazette were both denied by the woodwork for Mikel Arteta’s side after the break.

Slavia had their moments and Petr Sevcik squandered a good chance to put them ahead while Lukas Provod had a shot turned against the woodwork shortly before Holes equalized.

Arsenal will now face Salvia Prague again next week for the 2n leg of the UEFA Europa League Quarterfinal.

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