Arsenal have been drawn against the ‘Yellow Submarine’ of Villarreal in the Champions League Quarter Finals. As always, Arsenal.com will be keeping you up to date with the results of the Gunners’ European opponents in our weekly Euro Watch.
Almeria 3-0 Villarreal
Saturday, April 4.
Former Gunner Robert Pires was sent off as Villarreal warmed up for Tuesday night's Champions League clash with Arsenal by losing 3-0 at Almeria.
The Yellow Submarine were completely out of sorts against their mid-table opponents and conceded three times in the first half. Negredo, Piatti and Mane all took advantage of Villarreal's sloppiness to put the result beyond doubt by half-time.
Pires received his second yellow card on the hour mark and things went from bad to worse for Arsenal's next opponents when Santi Cazorla suffered a broken leg which will rule him out for the rest of the season.
Villarreal remain fourth in the Primera Liga, nine points adrift of third-placed Sevilla and just two ahead of Valencia in the race for European places.