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Arsenal vs Luton: Gunners host relegation-battling Hatters in crucial Prem match

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ARSENAL can reclaim top spot in the Premier League with three points on Wednesday – but relegation-threatened Luton stand in their way.

It ended all square at the Etihad in the Gunners’ last encounter against Manchester City.

Nothing could separate the two teams at the Etihad

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Nothing could separate the two teams at the EtihadCredit: Getty
Luton lost to Tottenham in their last fixutre

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Luton lost to Tottenham in their last fixutreCredit: Reuters

And as a result, Liverpool finished Easter Sunday two points ahead of the pack following a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Brighton.

However, Mikel Arteta’s men will be expected to return to winning ways against a Luton side who were beaten by Tottenham despite leading for a large percentage of the match.

But the reverse fixture at Kenilworth Road proved that Arsenal cannot take anything for granted.

When is Arsenal vs Luton?

  • Arsenal’s crucial fixture against Luton will take place on Wednesday, April 3.
  • It is scheduled to kick off at 7:30pm BST.
  • Emirates Stadium is the allocated arena for this midweek match and it can host approximately 60,704 passionate fans.
  • Declan Rice’s 97th minute header saw Arsenal snatch all three points in a seven-goal thriller when the sides met earlier this season.

What TV channel is it on and can it be live streamed?

  • Arsenal vs Luton will be broadcast LIVE on TNT Sports 2 in the UK.
  • Coverage is expected to commence from 6:30pm BST – a whole hour before kick-off.
  • Fans can stream the action through discovery+ 
  • Alternatively. SunSport will have minute-by-minute coverage of the entire match through our live blog.

What is the team news?

Mikel Arteta would have been delighted to escape the Super Sunday clash at the Etihad with no fresh injury concerns.

The Arsenal boss withdrew Bukayo Saka early but confirmed that the England international was just suffering with fatigue.

Bukayo Saka hobbled off early during the Manchester City clash

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Bukayo Saka hobbled off early during the Manchester City clashCredit: Alamy

Takehiro Tomiyasu and Gabriel Martinelli both made their returns against Manchester City.

But still no signs of Jurrien Timber just yet as the summer signing continues to recover from his knee injury.

Elsewhere, Luton boss Rob Edwards has a whole host of injuries ahead of this midweek match.

Elijah Adebayo (hamstring), Alfie Doughty (foot), Amari’i’ Bell (hamstring) and Chiedeze Ogbene (hamstring) are all expected to miss out.

Edwards is also likely to be without Dan Potts (hamstring), Gabriel Osho (knee), Jacob Brown (knee) and Mads Andersen (calf).

While Marvelous Nakamba (knee), Reece Burke (knock), Tahith Chong (knock) and Arsenal loanee Albert Sambi Lokonga (hamstring) compete the injury list.

Tom Lockyer’s footballing future is still unknown following his cardiac arrest in December 2023.

What are the odds?

  • Arsenal to win 2/15
  • Draw 15/2
  • Luton to win 18/1

*Odds courtesy of Ladbrokes are correct at time of publication

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