Arsenal will travel to Bulgaria to take on Ludogorets in their fourth Champions League group A game on Tuesday (1 November).

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 7.45pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be on BT Sport Europe.


Arsenal will travel to Bulgaria for their fourth Champions League group game against Ludogorets as they get their difficult November started. The Gunners have traditionally struggled in the month of November and this time around they face rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United in the coming weeks, which will have a big impact on their season and the domestic title race.

Arsene Wenger will be keen to continue his team's momentum – they are unbeaten in their last 14 games in all competitions - but is likely to rest a number of key players with one eye on the north London derby on Sunday (6 October). Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey returned from injury in the weekend win over Sunderland and could feature as the French manager will be keen to give them game time to build match fitness. Granit Xhaka is certain to start after missing the EFL Cup and Premier League game owing to a three-game domestic ban.

Olivier Giroud
Oliveir Giroud is likely to lead the line for Arsenal against Ludogorets after scoring two goals on his Premier League return against Sunderland on Saturday (29 October) Getty

Ludogorets on the other hand will hope to avoid a big defeat like they suffered at the Emirates Stadium on the return leg, and are likely to pose more of a threat at home. They had a few bright moments during the first-leg and could be encouraged to take the game to the Gunners, who are unlikely to play their strongest teams.

Wenger will be keen however to get all three points as the club are keen to qualify as group A leaders, and are currently top of the group level on points with Paris Saint-Germain.

What managers say

Arsene Wenger: We now have difficult games coming up, with a difficult November, so by the end of November we will know more about ourselves. The desire is there and the mentality is great, though. There is great togetherness, we have quality as well, so they are good ingredients.

Betting odds (Betfair)

  • Arsenal win: 1/3
  • Draw: 5
  • Ludogorets win: 9

Team news


Possible XI: Stoyanov; Minev, Moți, Palomino, Natanael; Dyakov, Anicet; Misidjan, Marcelinho, Wanderson, Cafú.


Possible XI: Ospina; Jenkinson, Holding, Gabriel, Gibbs; Xhaka, Elneny; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Iwobi, Walcott; Giroud.