Arsenal vs Lyon UWCL: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Ali Rampling
Danielle van de Donk is poised to face her former side on Thursday
Danielle van de Donk is poised to face her former side on Thursday / ANP/GettyImages

Arsenal can book their place in the Champions League quarter-finals on Thursday night when they welcome continental heavyweights Lyon to the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners stunned the reigning European champions during the pair's last meeting in October, recording an emphatic 5-1 victory to leave them in pole position to top the group.

Lyon can draw level with Arsenal at the group summit with a win to leave things interesting heading into the final round of matches next week.

Where to watch Arsenal vs Lyon UWCL on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Thursday 15 December, 20:00 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Emirates Stadium
TV channel/live stream? DAZN UEFA Women's Champions League YouTube
Referee? Marta Huerta De Aza (ESP)

Arsenal team news

Summer signing Lina Hurtig is in contention to feature for the first time since the first weekend of November following a spell on the sidelines.

Kim Little could also return to the squad, having been absent since October with a knee injury, but Jonas Eidevall admitted he was unsure whether she would be ready to play any minutes.

Beth Mead remains a long term absentee for Arsenal after rupturing her ACL in November.

Lyon team news

Lyon continue to struggle with a mountain of long term injury problems, with Amandine Henry, Ada Hegerberg, Griedge Mbock, Sara Dabritz and Ellie Carpenter currently all sidelined.

Dzsenifer Marozsan missed out in the reverse fixture but has since made her comeback following an ACL injury, while fan favourite Danielle van de Donk will return to Arsenal for the first time since her departure in the summer of 2021.

Arsenal vs Lyon score prediction

Lyon have endured an injury hit season and currently have an extensive casualty list. They have subsequently not been their usual dominant selves domestically and in Europe, losing top spot in Division One Feminine on Sunday with defeat against PSG, and being blown away by Arsenal in the pair's last meeting.

The Gunners have also had injury problems of their own to contend with but appear to be coming through the other end now with the return of Leah Williamson, Rafaelle, Kim Little and Lina Hurtig. They could just edge it on Thursday, impressively securing top spot in a tough group in the process.

Prediction: Arsenal 2-1 Lyon