The RC Lens team will challenge the Arsenal team in a 2e ronde UEFA Champions League in Stade Bollaert-Delelis Stadium, Lens on Tuesday, October 03, 2023. For streaming coverage of Lens vs Arsenal, preview and how to watch it, see in this article.
Racing Club de Lens will host Arsenal at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis in the second match of Group B of the 2023/24 Champions League, Tuesday (3/10/2023) afternoon ET. This match will be broadcast live by one of the local television stations.
Lens is a team that performed extraordinary in Ligue 1 last season, they only lost by one point to PSG who became champions, and finished in second place in the standings. They also have the best defense in the league with only 29 goals conceded. This result made them return to the Champions League after 21 years of waiting.
This French team started their adventure in the Champions League this season by visiting Sevilla, and they managed to draw 1-1 on Spanish soil. However, before they had a bad start in Ligue 1, they were winless in their first five matches, with four defeats and one draw.
However, after returning from Sevilla, Lens won twice in a row in Ligue 1. First, they beat Toulouse 2-1 at home, then they won 1-0 over Strasbourg away from home. Two consecutive wins in Ligue 1 made Lens climb to 15th position in the standings. They are now only six points behind the top four.
On the other hand, Arsenal returned to the Champions League after an absence of six years. And the fans felt satisfied when they saw their favorite team perform brilliantly in the first match of Group B, by destroying PSV 4-0 at home. Bukayo Saka, Leandro Trossard, Gabriel Jesus and Martin Odegaard scored goals for Arsenal.
With a 4-0 win over PSV, Arsenal leads group B with three points. This team from London is also unbeaten this season. In the Premier League, they won five and drew two of seven matches. Arsenal and Tottenham are the two teams that have not lost in the English league this season, and they are in second and third place in the standings with both collecting 17 points, only one point behind Man City who is at the top.
Apart from success in the Champions League and Premier League, Arsenal also qualified for the fourth round of the English League Cup by beating Brentford 1-0 away from home. In their last match, they won 4-0 over Bournemouth, and gained positive momentum before traveling to France. The Gunners have had a very good away form. In four away matches this season, they have always won and never conceded.
In terms of strength, Massadio Haidara has been absent for Lens since the match against Sevilla due to a hamstring injury, and will most likely be absent again against Arsenal. Apart from that, Ignatius Ganago and Jonathan Clauss are also doubtful about being able to appear due to physical problems. Meanwhile, Arsenal does not have any serious injury problems, and can field their best team.
All the factors above show that Arsenal is stronger than the representative team from France. Apart from having a quality and experienced squad, they also have an intelligent and visionary coach, namely Mikel Arteta. As a result, Arsenal is expected to add three more points to their standings.
Live Stream & How To Watch
RC Lens vs Arsenal match at Stade Bollaert-Delelis Stadium, Lens can be watched live streaming. UEFA Champions League 2023/2024 2e ronde match broadcast on CBS Sports or Paramount+ starting 15:00 ET.
|Match||RC Lens vs. Arsenal|
|Competition||2023/2024 UEFA Champions League|
|Match day||2e ronde|
|Venue||Stade Bollaert-Delelis Stadium, Lens|
|Date||Tuesday, October 03, 2023|
|Official TV||CBS Sports or Paramount+|
|Streaming Link||CBS Sports or Paramount+|
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Interesting Statistics and Facts
|RC Lens (3-4-2-1)||Arsenal (4-3-3)|
5 H2H Latest RC Lens – Arsenal
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RC Lens – Last 5 Match Results
- September 03, 2023 – AS-Monaco [3 – 0] RCLens (Ligue 1)
- September 17, 2023 – RCLens [0 – 1] Metz (Ligue 1)
- September 20, 2023 – Sevilla [1 – 1] RCLens (UEFA Champions League)
- September 24, 2023 – RCLens [2 – 1] Toulouse (Ligue 1)
- September 30, 2023 – Strasbourg [0 – 1] RCLens (Ligue 1)
Arsenal – Last 5 Match Results
- September 17, 2023 – Everton [0 – 1] Arsenal (EPL)
- September 20, 2023 – Arsenal [4 – 0] PSV Eindhoven (UEFA Champions League)
- September 24, 2023 – Arsenal [2 – 2] Tottenham Hotspur (EPL)
- September 28, 2023 – Brentford [0 – 1] Arsenal (League Cup)
- September 30, 2023 – AFC Bournemouth [0 – 4] Arsenal (EPL)