Rob Holding and Pablo Mari came in for David Luiz and Gabriel Magalhaes, while Mohamed Elneny replaced Dani Ceballos and Nicolas Pepe allowed the over-used Emile Smith Rowe to have a breather.
Results and performances have certainly improved against the top six since Arteta arrived and that should stand them in good stead for next season, but for now the priority for the Gunners has to be the Europa League and their last remaining route into the Champions League.
SL Benfica host Ajax Amsterdam in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday on Paramount+ with both sides aiming to make a strong start in the opening leg ahead of the return clash at Johan Cruyff Arena next month. The Dutch giants have won all their UCL games so far this season while the Portuguese powerhouse needed a win over Dynamo Kyiv to advance at Barcelona’s expense.
For Ajax vs. Benfica, Green is picking both teams to score and for the final score to finish over 2.5 goals at +100 odds. Ajax should expect to score following its perfect run through Champions League group play and sheer dominance in its domestic league matches.
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