The best stats ahead of Arsenal's Champions League meeting with FC Basel

 

The return of the Champions League will see Arsenal face off against Swiss champions FC Basel this evening at the Emirates Stadium. Following a resounding 3-0 victory over their city rivals Chelsea, Arsene Wenger’s men will undoubtedly head into this clash in high spirits.

The Gunners currently sit at the summit of Group A, despite being level on points and goal difference with their nearest rivals. All four teams in the table were involved in 1-1 draws in the opening game-week, which means all remains even heading into tonight’s set of fixtures.

Ahead of the London outfit’s meeting with Basel, we bring you all the very best statistics, courtesy of Opta Sports:

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This is the first competitive meeting between Arsenal and Basel.

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Basel have only lost one of their 10 Champions League encounters with English clubs (W4 D5), that was against Manchester Utd at home in November 2002 (1-3).

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Arsenal have found the net at least twice in their last seven Champions League group games at the Emirates, keeping four clean sheets in that run.

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Arsenal have qualified for the Champions League for the 19th consecutive season, only Real Madrid (20) can boast a longer current streak.

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The Gunners have lost just three of their last 38 home games in the Champions League Group Stages, winning 29 and drawing six.

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Basel have lost four and drawn two of their last six away games in the competition, failing to keep a clean sheet in that run and scoring just three goals themselves in total.

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Seven of the last eight Champions League goals recorded by Arsenal have been converted by either Alexis Sanchez (4) or Olivier Giroud (3).

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