Frank Lampard states his prediction for Arsenal v CSKA Moscow

The Chelsea FC legend is backing Arsenal to beat CSKA Moscow in the Europa League quarter-finals

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Chelsea FC legend Frank Lampard Photo: BT Sport

Frank Lampard is backing Arsenal to beat CSKA Moscow in the Europa League quarter-finals.

The Gunners will welcome the Russian side to the Emirates Stadium in the first leg of their last 16 clash on Thursday night.

Arsenal defied their critics with a comfortable 5-1 win against AC Milan in the previous round to avoid a potential upset.

The Europa League represents Arsenal’s best chance of securing a place in next season’s Champions League given their current standing in the table.

The north London side are in sixth place in the Premier League table and 13 points adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur with seven games to go.

However, Chelsea FC legend Lampard doesn’t anticipate Arsenal slipping up against the Russian side at The Emirates on Thursday night.

“Arsenal should prove too strong for CSKA but it’s important they get a good lead at home on Thursday before the tough trip to Moscow next week,” Lampard told Evening Standard.

CSKA Moscow have a good record against Arsenal in the Champions League after the two teams were paired in the 2006/07 group stage.

The Russian side eased to a 1-0 win in Moscow thanks to Daniel Carvalho’s free-kick before a goalless draw at the newly unveiled Emirates Stadium in the return fixture.

Arsenal have only managed to win two of their eight meetings with Russian teams in Uefa competitions.

MORE: Latest Arsenal news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
ATP Awards: Federer, Nadal and Djokovic headline nominees again, but fresh names emerge
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning house in Madrid
The Sport Review
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
The Sport Review
Antwerp 2018: Emotional Kyle Edmund wins first title: ‘You always remember this one’
The Sport Review
Paul Scholes: Why Luke Shaw is thriving at Man United
The Sport Review
Liverpool FC owner’s wife reacts to 1-0 victory at Huddersfield