Anderlecht v Arsenal - JG Preview

Danny Welbeck

The boys take on Anderlecht in the Champions League at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium on Saturday.

You can find out more about our opponents below:


AnderlechtFull name: Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht
Manager: Besnik Hasi
Club colours: Purple and white shirts, purple shorts, white socks
Nickname: Purple and White

Three facts about Anderlecht:


  • Arsenal have only been drawn against Anderlecht once, in the 1970 Fairs Cup. Anderlecht won the first leg 3-1 but the Gunners won the second 3-0 to progress on aggregate.
  • Despite sitting top of the Belgian Pro League, the champions have failed to win in their last three games this season, with their most recent victory coming against Zulte Waregem.
  • Anderlecht have not picked up three points in the Champions League this season and have only scored once.


Aleksandar Mitrovic AnderlechtSTAR MAN
Aleksandar Mitrovic
The Serbian hit man will need to be contained by a weakened Gunners defence. Calum Chambers is set to return after his one-match suspension and will have to be switched on from the first whistle to stop Mitrovic latching onto Dennis Praet’s through balls. Mitrovic has five goals this season but is yet to open his Champions League account - Arsenal will want to keep it that way.