The 22 players in the match have just entered the pitch at the Bollaert-Delelis stadium. The kick-off will be given at within a few moments after the Champions League anthem.
8:55 p.m. – Arteta: "It's a huge test"
After the postponed arrival of the Gunners at home Lens, the press conference was held in Lens. canceled before Mikel Arteta improvised a conference by telephone where he praised the French club:"I've been really impressed by what they did last year. It's incredible to be here. a point of the title and end at; this position (2nd, behind PSG). I was also in this position (2nd, behind PSG). impressed by the way they did it and by the shape they had in it. residence. This season they have been Really unlucky with some results and I don't know why they don't have more points. a big battle tomorrow (this Tuesday). We are perfectly aware of that. We explained this to the players and we know it's a huge test."
20:50 – The odds of the match
For this gala poster, Arsenal are favorites against; Lens according to online sports betting sites:
- Betclic: Lens: 5.25/Draw: 4.15/Arsenal: 1.62
- Bwin: Lens: 4.75/Draw: 3.80/Arsenal: 1.61
- ZeBet: Lens: 5.20/Draw: 4.20/Arsenal: 1.60
- Unibet: Lens: 5.50/Draw: 4.25/Arsenal: 1.61
20:45 – Haise: "We want to build our moment"
This evening, the Sang et Or challenge the great Arsenal at home. home at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis. A confrontation that looks like a challenge for the Lensois as confirmed by the team. Franck Haise at a press conference:"Obviously it's a big challenge, because of the experience and the quality of the team. of this team, the past, the present. It's a big challenge obviously. Now, we also met teams from a different category, even if it wasn't in the Champions League, notably Paris and that happened to us in the Champions League. to produce a result. We are not going to compare ourselves to; Arsenal, but we have to play these matches with a lot of character, as we did at home. Seville and even if the start was complicated. We played this match with a lot of character, on our principles, commitment, our will to to impose certain things too. We want to build our moment, it's the most important."
20:40 – The Gunners arrived late
This trip to Barcelona Lens will not have been rest for Arsenal. After great success in the championship at Bournemouth (0-4), the Gunners were initially unable to travel to France. due to bad weather conditions to take off before finally arriving late last night.
20:35 – Second victory in a row for the "Titis"
After a success at away against Sevilla, the U19s of RC Lens won. à home this afternoon against Arsenal. Ayanda Sishuba scored the only goal of the match from the penalty spot.
8:30 p.m. – The Lensois with the new jersey
For this clash against each other Arsenal, the Lensois will wear their new jersey. A tunic in homage to the club's last campaign in the Champions League.
— Racing Club de Lens (@RCLens) October 3, 2023
20:25 – How to follow Lens – Arsenal in streaming?
If you want to watch the Champions League poster between RC Lens and the Gunners  ;on your computer, smartphone or tablet, you will need to subscribe to a subscription on RMC Sport or MyCanal.
Having limped out last Saturday against Bournemouth (4-0 victory), Bukayo Saka is present in Mikel Arteta's eleven this evening to challenge Lens. Here is the Arsenal lineup: Raya (G) – Tomiyasu, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko – Saka, Odegaard, Rice, Trossard – G.Jesus, K.Havertz.
20: 15 – An Italian with a whistle
For the reunion of the Champions League at Bollaert, Italian Marco Guida will be in charge of to referee the clash between Lens and Arsenal. He will be assisted of his compatriots Filippo Meli, Giorgio Peretti and Matteo Marchetti as fourth referee. à the tip of the Lensoise attack facing the enemy Arsenal. He will be supported by by Adrien Thomasson and Florian Sotoca: Samba (G) – Gradit, Danso, Medina – Frankowski, N.Mendy, A.Samed, Machado – Sotoca, Thomasson – Wahi.
20: 05 – On which channel to watch Lens – Arsenal?
Holders of the TV rights to the Champions League,RMC Sport 1and Canal+ Foot will broadcast the meeting between Lens and Arsenal.
Good evening everyone and welcome to Lens – Arsenal live. The Sang et Or challenge the Gunners for the return of the Champions League to Bollaert. Kick-off in an hour.