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Arsenal take a 3-0 lead into tonight's second leg 8:03PM Teams are out Arsenal lead 3-0 from the first leg. A reminder of the lineups for this evening: Arsenal XI: Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah Ostersunds FK XI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic Credit: Getty Images 7:54PM The future? Keown is purring about Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who anchors the Arsenal midfield tonight. Keown describes the youngster as a 'Rolls-Royce' of a footballer. Keown did also compare Reiss Nelson to Neymar earlier in the season though... 7:50PM Six appeal Graham Potter is looking to become just the sixth Englishman to win a match at the Emirates Stadium. The five to have done so are: Alan Curbishley, Phil Brown, Harry Redknapp, Michael Appleton and most recently Garry Monk three years ago. 7:41PM Tangled up in blue For only the second time ever in a competitive match at Emirates, Arsenal will wear their away kit this evening due to both of Ostersunds' kits clashing with the hosts' red shirt. Prior to last season's home match against Basel, the most recent occasion that Arsenal had been forced to wear a changed strip for a 'home' match was at Wembley in 1998 for a Champions League tie against Lens. On that occasion, Arsenal wore a blue 'third' kit. Credit: Getty Images 7:25PM Eight years of hurt If Arsenal get through tonight, it will be the first European tie they've won since 2010 when a certain Nicklas Bendtner scored a hat-trick against Porto in a 5-0 victory. Since then, it's been setback after setback and eight consecutive defeats in the Champions League knockouts. A win tonight and Arsenal's reward could be a last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid or Borussia Dortmund. 7:12PM We meet again So it's just two changes for Ostersunds, with Aiesh and the Yorkshireman Hopcutt, who impressed from the bench last week, coming in for Sema and Alhalj Gero. Neither of the sides has actually played since their meeting last week, with Ostersunds still in their domestic pre-season and Arsenal out of the FA Cup. Welcome to Emirates Stadium, @ofk_1996 �� pic.twitter.com/RsdHPfGqJr— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 7:01PM And the Ostersunds team is in Ostersunds FKXI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic 6:56PM Cech mate Cech not in the Arsenal squad as Wenger continues his policy of selecting his second-choice keeper Ospina for cup games. Now that Arsenal's league season is effectively over and the cups are where the action is, Cech might be asking the manager if he can reverse his policy. Elsewhere, Mesut Ozil misses out with illness as expected but otherwise it's a pretty strong Arsenal side. Mertesacker is fit but not even on the bench and may have played his last game for the club. 6:52PM The Arsenal team is in Arsenal XI:Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah �� Here's how we line up for tonight's @EuropaLeague clash with @ofk_1996#AFCvOSTpic.twitter.com/HcFRvXWvVi— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 6:48PM Wilshere and Bellerin expected to start According to reports on social media anyway. Bellerin starting may seem strange but then with Chambers expected to start at centre-back, Carl Jenkinson out on loan and Mathieu Debuchy recently departed, Wenger isn't exactly overloaded with options there. Wilshere starting suggests Ramsey may return and take his attacking midfield berth on Sunday in the League Cup final. 5:49PM Preamble Evening all, welcome to our live blog of tonight's Europa League last 32 second-leg between Arsenal and Ostersunds. The Swedish minnows had been hoping to catch Arsenal cold in the sub-zero 'winter city' last week, but they froze in the first half and quickly found themselves 2-0 down. Mesut Ozil then added a third in the second half to give Arsenal a surely unassailable 3-0 first-leg lead. As a result, we're expecting Arsene Wenger to play a weakened side this evening, especially as the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City is just three days away. Wenger of course though said all the right things in his pre-match press conference about how he and his players would not be taking Ostersunds lightly. “Ostersunds had a timid start and we took advantage of it, but after they showed that they are a good side,” Wenger said. “For us it is absolutely vital to play well to have a chance to win the game. Nacho Monreal gave Arsenal an early lead in Sweden last week Credit: Action Images “We play at home and we want to win the game. If you look at the results of Ostersunds in the Europa League, it’s quite impressive, home and away. The game for us demands respect. It would be absolutely stupid for us to think we go out there and have a stroll. We could have had a bad surprise.” For Ostersunds' English manager Graham Potter meanwhile, tonight offers another opportunity for him to enhance his already burgeoning reputation. According to reports last night, West Brom are closely monitoring Potter's progress with a view to offering him the manager's job if and when they part company with Alan Pardew. Avoiding defeat on the night would be a fantastic result for Potter and his team, but I'm expecting a narrow Arsenal win. Expected teams: Arsenal (4-3-3): Ospina; Chambers, Holding, Mustafi, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Willock; Iwobi, Welbeck, Mkhitaryan Ostersunds FK (4-3-3): Keita; Mensah, Papagiannopoulos, Pettersson, Widgren; Tekie, Nouri, Bergqvist; Sema, Ghoddos, Gero
Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK, Europa League: Live score updates
Arsenal take a 3-0 lead into tonight's second leg 8:03PM Teams are out Arsenal lead 3-0 from the first leg. A reminder of the lineups for this evening: Arsenal XI: Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah Ostersunds FK XI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic Credit: Getty Images 7:54PM The future? Keown is purring about Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who anchors the Arsenal midfield tonight. Keown describes the youngster as a 'Rolls-Royce' of a footballer. Keown did also compare Reiss Nelson to Neymar earlier in the season though... 7:50PM Six appeal Graham Potter is looking to become just the sixth Englishman to win a match at the Emirates Stadium. The five to have done so are: Alan Curbishley, Phil Brown, Harry Redknapp, Michael Appleton and most recently Garry Monk three years ago. 7:41PM Tangled up in blue For only the second time ever in a competitive match at Emirates, Arsenal will wear their away kit this evening due to both of Ostersunds' kits clashing with the hosts' red shirt. Prior to last season's home match against Basel, the most recent occasion that Arsenal had been forced to wear a changed strip for a 'home' match was at Wembley in 1998 for a Champions League tie against Lens. On that occasion, Arsenal wore a blue 'third' kit. Credit: Getty Images 7:25PM Eight years of hurt If Arsenal get through tonight, it will be the first European tie they've won since 2010 when a certain Nicklas Bendtner scored a hat-trick against Porto in a 5-0 victory. Since then, it's been setback after setback and eight consecutive defeats in the Champions League knockouts. A win tonight and Arsenal's reward could be a last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid or Borussia Dortmund. 7:12PM We meet again So it's just two changes for Ostersunds, with Aiesh and the Yorkshireman Hopcutt, who impressed from the bench last week, coming in for Sema and Alhalj Gero. Neither of the sides has actually played since their meeting last week, with Ostersunds still in their domestic pre-season and Arsenal out of the FA Cup. Welcome to Emirates Stadium, @ofk_1996 �� pic.twitter.com/RsdHPfGqJr— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 7:01PM And the Ostersunds team is in Ostersunds FKXI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic 6:56PM Cech mate Cech not in the Arsenal squad as Wenger continues his policy of selecting his second-choice keeper Ospina for cup games. Now that Arsenal's league season is effectively over and the cups are where the action is, Cech might be asking the manager if he can reverse his policy. Elsewhere, Mesut Ozil misses out with illness as expected but otherwise it's a pretty strong Arsenal side. Mertesacker is fit but not even on the bench and may have played his last game for the club. 6:52PM The Arsenal team is in Arsenal XI:Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah �� Here's how we line up for tonight's @EuropaLeague clash with @ofk_1996#AFCvOSTpic.twitter.com/HcFRvXWvVi— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 6:48PM Wilshere and Bellerin expected to start According to reports on social media anyway. Bellerin starting may seem strange but then with Chambers expected to start at centre-back, Carl Jenkinson out on loan and Mathieu Debuchy recently departed, Wenger isn't exactly overloaded with options there. Wilshere starting suggests Ramsey may return and take his attacking midfield berth on Sunday in the League Cup final. 5:49PM Preamble Evening all, welcome to our live blog of tonight's Europa League last 32 second-leg between Arsenal and Ostersunds. The Swedish minnows had been hoping to catch Arsenal cold in the sub-zero 'winter city' last week, but they froze in the first half and quickly found themselves 2-0 down. Mesut Ozil then added a third in the second half to give Arsenal a surely unassailable 3-0 first-leg lead. As a result, we're expecting Arsene Wenger to play a weakened side this evening, especially as the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City is just three days away. Wenger of course though said all the right things in his pre-match press conference about how he and his players would not be taking Ostersunds lightly. “Ostersunds had a timid start and we took advantage of it, but after they showed that they are a good side,” Wenger said. “For us it is absolutely vital to play well to have a chance to win the game. Nacho Monreal gave Arsenal an early lead in Sweden last week Credit: Action Images “We play at home and we want to win the game. If you look at the results of Ostersunds in the Europa League, it’s quite impressive, home and away. The game for us demands respect. It would be absolutely stupid for us to think we go out there and have a stroll. We could have had a bad surprise.” For Ostersunds' English manager Graham Potter meanwhile, tonight offers another opportunity for him to enhance his already burgeoning reputation. According to reports last night, West Brom are closely monitoring Potter's progress with a view to offering him the manager's job if and when they part company with Alan Pardew. Avoiding defeat on the night would be a fantastic result for Potter and his team, but I'm expecting a narrow Arsenal win. Expected teams: Arsenal (4-3-3): Ospina; Chambers, Holding, Mustafi, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Willock; Iwobi, Welbeck, Mkhitaryan Ostersunds FK (4-3-3): Keita; Mensah, Papagiannopoulos, Pettersson, Widgren; Tekie, Nouri, Bergqvist; Sema, Ghoddos, Gero
Arsenal take a 3-0 lead into tonight's second leg 8:03PM Teams are out Arsenal lead 3-0 from the first leg. A reminder of the lineups for this evening: Arsenal XI: Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah Ostersunds FK XI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic Credit: Getty Images 7:54PM The future? Keown is purring about Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who anchors the Arsenal midfield tonight. Keown describes the youngster as a 'Rolls-Royce' of a footballer. Keown did also compare Reiss Nelson to Neymar earlier in the season though... 7:50PM Six appeal Graham Potter is looking to become just the sixth Englishman to win a match at the Emirates Stadium. The five to have done so are: Alan Curbishley, Phil Brown, Harry Redknapp, Michael Appleton and most recently Garry Monk three years ago. 7:41PM Tangled up in blue For only the second time ever in a competitive match at Emirates, Arsenal will wear their away kit this evening due to both of Ostersunds' kits clashing with the hosts' red shirt. Prior to last season's home match against Basel, the most recent occasion that Arsenal had been forced to wear a changed strip for a 'home' match was at Wembley in 1998 for a Champions League tie against Lens. On that occasion, Arsenal wore a blue 'third' kit. Credit: Getty Images 7:25PM Eight years of hurt If Arsenal get through tonight, it will be the first European tie they've won since 2010 when a certain Nicklas Bendtner scored a hat-trick against Porto in a 5-0 victory. Since then, it's been setback after setback and eight consecutive defeats in the Champions League knockouts. A win tonight and Arsenal's reward could be a last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid or Borussia Dortmund. 7:12PM We meet again So it's just two changes for Ostersunds, with Aiesh and the Yorkshireman Hopcutt, who impressed from the bench last week, coming in for Sema and Alhalj Gero. Neither of the sides has actually played since their meeting last week, with Ostersunds still in their domestic pre-season and Arsenal out of the FA Cup. Welcome to Emirates Stadium, @ofk_1996 �� pic.twitter.com/RsdHPfGqJr— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 7:01PM And the Ostersunds team is in Ostersunds FKXI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic 6:56PM Cech mate Cech not in the Arsenal squad as Wenger continues his policy of selecting his second-choice keeper Ospina for cup games. Now that Arsenal's league season is effectively over and the cups are where the action is, Cech might be asking the manager if he can reverse his policy. Elsewhere, Mesut Ozil misses out with illness as expected but otherwise it's a pretty strong Arsenal side. Mertesacker is fit but not even on the bench and may have played his last game for the club. 6:52PM The Arsenal team is in Arsenal XI:Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah �� Here's how we line up for tonight's @EuropaLeague clash with @ofk_1996#AFCvOSTpic.twitter.com/HcFRvXWvVi— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 6:48PM Wilshere and Bellerin expected to start According to reports on social media anyway. Bellerin starting may seem strange but then with Chambers expected to start at centre-back, Carl Jenkinson out on loan and Mathieu Debuchy recently departed, Wenger isn't exactly overloaded with options there. Wilshere starting suggests Ramsey may return and take his attacking midfield berth on Sunday in the League Cup final. 5:49PM Preamble Evening all, welcome to our live blog of tonight's Europa League last 32 second-leg between Arsenal and Ostersunds. The Swedish minnows had been hoping to catch Arsenal cold in the sub-zero 'winter city' last week, but they froze in the first half and quickly found themselves 2-0 down. Mesut Ozil then added a third in the second half to give Arsenal a surely unassailable 3-0 first-leg lead. As a result, we're expecting Arsene Wenger to play a weakened side this evening, especially as the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City is just three days away. Wenger of course though said all the right things in his pre-match press conference about how he and his players would not be taking Ostersunds lightly. “Ostersunds had a timid start and we took advantage of it, but after they showed that they are a good side,” Wenger said. “For us it is absolutely vital to play well to have a chance to win the game. Nacho Monreal gave Arsenal an early lead in Sweden last week Credit: Action Images “We play at home and we want to win the game. If you look at the results of Ostersunds in the Europa League, it’s quite impressive, home and away. The game for us demands respect. It would be absolutely stupid for us to think we go out there and have a stroll. We could have had a bad surprise.” For Ostersunds' English manager Graham Potter meanwhile, tonight offers another opportunity for him to enhance his already burgeoning reputation. According to reports last night, West Brom are closely monitoring Potter's progress with a view to offering him the manager's job if and when they part company with Alan Pardew. Avoiding defeat on the night would be a fantastic result for Potter and his team, but I'm expecting a narrow Arsenal win. Expected teams: Arsenal (4-3-3): Ospina; Chambers, Holding, Mustafi, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Willock; Iwobi, Welbeck, Mkhitaryan Ostersunds FK (4-3-3): Keita; Mensah, Papagiannopoulos, Pettersson, Widgren; Tekie, Nouri, Bergqvist; Sema, Ghoddos, Gero
Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK, Europa League: Live score updates
Arsenal take a 3-0 lead into tonight's second leg 8:03PM Teams are out Arsenal lead 3-0 from the first leg. A reminder of the lineups for this evening: Arsenal XI: Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah Ostersunds FK XI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic Credit: Getty Images 7:54PM The future? Keown is purring about Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who anchors the Arsenal midfield tonight. Keown describes the youngster as a 'Rolls-Royce' of a footballer. Keown did also compare Reiss Nelson to Neymar earlier in the season though... 7:50PM Six appeal Graham Potter is looking to become just the sixth Englishman to win a match at the Emirates Stadium. The five to have done so are: Alan Curbishley, Phil Brown, Harry Redknapp, Michael Appleton and most recently Garry Monk three years ago. 7:41PM Tangled up in blue For only the second time ever in a competitive match at Emirates, Arsenal will wear their away kit this evening due to both of Ostersunds' kits clashing with the hosts' red shirt. Prior to last season's home match against Basel, the most recent occasion that Arsenal had been forced to wear a changed strip for a 'home' match was at Wembley in 1998 for a Champions League tie against Lens. On that occasion, Arsenal wore a blue 'third' kit. Credit: Getty Images 7:25PM Eight years of hurt If Arsenal get through tonight, it will be the first European tie they've won since 2010 when a certain Nicklas Bendtner scored a hat-trick against Porto in a 5-0 victory. Since then, it's been setback after setback and eight consecutive defeats in the Champions League knockouts. A win tonight and Arsenal's reward could be a last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid or Borussia Dortmund. 7:12PM We meet again So it's just two changes for Ostersunds, with Aiesh and the Yorkshireman Hopcutt, who impressed from the bench last week, coming in for Sema and Alhalj Gero. Neither of the sides has actually played since their meeting last week, with Ostersunds still in their domestic pre-season and Arsenal out of the FA Cup. Welcome to Emirates Stadium, @ofk_1996 �� pic.twitter.com/RsdHPfGqJr— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 7:01PM And the Ostersunds team is in Ostersunds FKXI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic 6:56PM Cech mate Cech not in the Arsenal squad as Wenger continues his policy of selecting his second-choice keeper Ospina for cup games. Now that Arsenal's league season is effectively over and the cups are where the action is, Cech might be asking the manager if he can reverse his policy. Elsewhere, Mesut Ozil misses out with illness as expected but otherwise it's a pretty strong Arsenal side. Mertesacker is fit but not even on the bench and may have played his last game for the club. 6:52PM The Arsenal team is in Arsenal XI:Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah �� Here's how we line up for tonight's @EuropaLeague clash with @ofk_1996#AFCvOSTpic.twitter.com/HcFRvXWvVi— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 6:48PM Wilshere and Bellerin expected to start According to reports on social media anyway. Bellerin starting may seem strange but then with Chambers expected to start at centre-back, Carl Jenkinson out on loan and Mathieu Debuchy recently departed, Wenger isn't exactly overloaded with options there. Wilshere starting suggests Ramsey may return and take his attacking midfield berth on Sunday in the League Cup final. 5:49PM Preamble Evening all, welcome to our live blog of tonight's Europa League last 32 second-leg between Arsenal and Ostersunds. The Swedish minnows had been hoping to catch Arsenal cold in the sub-zero 'winter city' last week, but they froze in the first half and quickly found themselves 2-0 down. Mesut Ozil then added a third in the second half to give Arsenal a surely unassailable 3-0 first-leg lead. As a result, we're expecting Arsene Wenger to play a weakened side this evening, especially as the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City is just three days away. Wenger of course though said all the right things in his pre-match press conference about how he and his players would not be taking Ostersunds lightly. “Ostersunds had a timid start and we took advantage of it, but after they showed that they are a good side,” Wenger said. “For us it is absolutely vital to play well to have a chance to win the game. Nacho Monreal gave Arsenal an early lead in Sweden last week Credit: Action Images “We play at home and we want to win the game. If you look at the results of Ostersunds in the Europa League, it’s quite impressive, home and away. The game for us demands respect. It would be absolutely stupid for us to think we go out there and have a stroll. We could have had a bad surprise.” For Ostersunds' English manager Graham Potter meanwhile, tonight offers another opportunity for him to enhance his already burgeoning reputation. According to reports last night, West Brom are closely monitoring Potter's progress with a view to offering him the manager's job if and when they part company with Alan Pardew. Avoiding defeat on the night would be a fantastic result for Potter and his team, but I'm expecting a narrow Arsenal win. Expected teams: Arsenal (4-3-3): Ospina; Chambers, Holding, Mustafi, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Willock; Iwobi, Welbeck, Mkhitaryan Ostersunds FK (4-3-3): Keita; Mensah, Papagiannopoulos, Pettersson, Widgren; Tekie, Nouri, Bergqvist; Sema, Ghoddos, Gero
Arsenal take a 3-0 lead into tonight's second leg 8:03PM Teams are out Arsenal lead 3-0 from the first leg. A reminder of the lineups for this evening: Arsenal XI: Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah Ostersunds FK XI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic Credit: Getty Images 7:54PM The future? Keown is purring about Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who anchors the Arsenal midfield tonight. Keown describes the youngster as a 'Rolls-Royce' of a footballer. Keown did also compare Reiss Nelson to Neymar earlier in the season though... 7:50PM Six appeal Graham Potter is looking to become just the sixth Englishman to win a match at the Emirates Stadium. The five to have done so are: Alan Curbishley, Phil Brown, Harry Redknapp, Michael Appleton and most recently Garry Monk three years ago. 7:41PM Tangled up in blue For only the second time ever in a competitive match at Emirates, Arsenal will wear their away kit this evening due to both of Ostersunds' kits clashing with the hosts' red shirt. Prior to last season's home match against Basel, the most recent occasion that Arsenal had been forced to wear a changed strip for a 'home' match was at Wembley in 1998 for a Champions League tie against Lens. On that occasion, Arsenal wore a blue 'third' kit. Credit: Getty Images 7:25PM Eight years of hurt If Arsenal get through tonight, it will be the first European tie they've won since 2010 when a certain Nicklas Bendtner scored a hat-trick against Porto in a 5-0 victory. Since then, it's been setback after setback and eight consecutive defeats in the Champions League knockouts. A win tonight and Arsenal's reward could be a last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid or Borussia Dortmund. 7:12PM We meet again So it's just two changes for Ostersunds, with Aiesh and the Yorkshireman Hopcutt, who impressed from the bench last week, coming in for Sema and Alhalj Gero. Neither of the sides has actually played since their meeting last week, with Ostersunds still in their domestic pre-season and Arsenal out of the FA Cup. Welcome to Emirates Stadium, @ofk_1996 �� pic.twitter.com/RsdHPfGqJr— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 7:01PM And the Ostersunds team is in Ostersunds FKXI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic 6:56PM Cech mate Cech not in the Arsenal squad as Wenger continues his policy of selecting his second-choice keeper Ospina for cup games. Now that Arsenal's league season is effectively over and the cups are where the action is, Cech might be asking the manager if he can reverse his policy. Elsewhere, Mesut Ozil misses out with illness as expected but otherwise it's a pretty strong Arsenal side. Mertesacker is fit but not even on the bench and may have played his last game for the club. 6:52PM The Arsenal team is in Arsenal XI:Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah �� Here's how we line up for tonight's @EuropaLeague clash with @ofk_1996#AFCvOSTpic.twitter.com/HcFRvXWvVi— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 6:48PM Wilshere and Bellerin expected to start According to reports on social media anyway. Bellerin starting may seem strange but then with Chambers expected to start at centre-back, Carl Jenkinson out on loan and Mathieu Debuchy recently departed, Wenger isn't exactly overloaded with options there. Wilshere starting suggests Ramsey may return and take his attacking midfield berth on Sunday in the League Cup final. 5:49PM Preamble Evening all, welcome to our live blog of tonight's Europa League last 32 second-leg between Arsenal and Ostersunds. The Swedish minnows had been hoping to catch Arsenal cold in the sub-zero 'winter city' last week, but they froze in the first half and quickly found themselves 2-0 down. Mesut Ozil then added a third in the second half to give Arsenal a surely unassailable 3-0 first-leg lead. As a result, we're expecting Arsene Wenger to play a weakened side this evening, especially as the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City is just three days away. Wenger of course though said all the right things in his pre-match press conference about how he and his players would not be taking Ostersunds lightly. “Ostersunds had a timid start and we took advantage of it, but after they showed that they are a good side,” Wenger said. “For us it is absolutely vital to play well to have a chance to win the game. Nacho Monreal gave Arsenal an early lead in Sweden last week Credit: Action Images “We play at home and we want to win the game. If you look at the results of Ostersunds in the Europa League, it’s quite impressive, home and away. The game for us demands respect. It would be absolutely stupid for us to think we go out there and have a stroll. We could have had a bad surprise.” For Ostersunds' English manager Graham Potter meanwhile, tonight offers another opportunity for him to enhance his already burgeoning reputation. According to reports last night, West Brom are closely monitoring Potter's progress with a view to offering him the manager's job if and when they part company with Alan Pardew. Avoiding defeat on the night would be a fantastic result for Potter and his team, but I'm expecting a narrow Arsenal win. Expected teams: Arsenal (4-3-3): Ospina; Chambers, Holding, Mustafi, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Willock; Iwobi, Welbeck, Mkhitaryan Ostersunds FK (4-3-3): Keita; Mensah, Papagiannopoulos, Pettersson, Widgren; Tekie, Nouri, Bergqvist; Sema, Ghoddos, Gero
Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK, Europa League: Live score updates
Arsenal take a 3-0 lead into tonight's second leg 8:03PM Teams are out Arsenal lead 3-0 from the first leg. A reminder of the lineups for this evening: Arsenal XI: Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah Ostersunds FK XI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic Credit: Getty Images 7:54PM The future? Keown is purring about Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who anchors the Arsenal midfield tonight. Keown describes the youngster as a 'Rolls-Royce' of a footballer. Keown did also compare Reiss Nelson to Neymar earlier in the season though... 7:50PM Six appeal Graham Potter is looking to become just the sixth Englishman to win a match at the Emirates Stadium. The five to have done so are: Alan Curbishley, Phil Brown, Harry Redknapp, Michael Appleton and most recently Garry Monk three years ago. 7:41PM Tangled up in blue For only the second time ever in a competitive match at Emirates, Arsenal will wear their away kit this evening due to both of Ostersunds' kits clashing with the hosts' red shirt. Prior to last season's home match against Basel, the most recent occasion that Arsenal had been forced to wear a changed strip for a 'home' match was at Wembley in 1998 for a Champions League tie against Lens. On that occasion, Arsenal wore a blue 'third' kit. Credit: Getty Images 7:25PM Eight years of hurt If Arsenal get through tonight, it will be the first European tie they've won since 2010 when a certain Nicklas Bendtner scored a hat-trick against Porto in a 5-0 victory. Since then, it's been setback after setback and eight consecutive defeats in the Champions League knockouts. A win tonight and Arsenal's reward could be a last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid or Borussia Dortmund. 7:12PM We meet again So it's just two changes for Ostersunds, with Aiesh and the Yorkshireman Hopcutt, who impressed from the bench last week, coming in for Sema and Alhalj Gero. Neither of the sides has actually played since their meeting last week, with Ostersunds still in their domestic pre-season and Arsenal out of the FA Cup. Welcome to Emirates Stadium, @ofk_1996 �� pic.twitter.com/RsdHPfGqJr— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 7:01PM And the Ostersunds team is in Ostersunds FKXI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic 6:56PM Cech mate Cech not in the Arsenal squad as Wenger continues his policy of selecting his second-choice keeper Ospina for cup games. Now that Arsenal's league season is effectively over and the cups are where the action is, Cech might be asking the manager if he can reverse his policy. Elsewhere, Mesut Ozil misses out with illness as expected but otherwise it's a pretty strong Arsenal side. Mertesacker is fit but not even on the bench and may have played his last game for the club. 6:52PM The Arsenal team is in Arsenal XI:Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah �� Here's how we line up for tonight's @EuropaLeague clash with @ofk_1996#AFCvOSTpic.twitter.com/HcFRvXWvVi— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 6:48PM Wilshere and Bellerin expected to start According to reports on social media anyway. Bellerin starting may seem strange but then with Chambers expected to start at centre-back, Carl Jenkinson out on loan and Mathieu Debuchy recently departed, Wenger isn't exactly overloaded with options there. Wilshere starting suggests Ramsey may return and take his attacking midfield berth on Sunday in the League Cup final. 5:49PM Preamble Evening all, welcome to our live blog of tonight's Europa League last 32 second-leg between Arsenal and Ostersunds. The Swedish minnows had been hoping to catch Arsenal cold in the sub-zero 'winter city' last week, but they froze in the first half and quickly found themselves 2-0 down. Mesut Ozil then added a third in the second half to give Arsenal a surely unassailable 3-0 first-leg lead. As a result, we're expecting Arsene Wenger to play a weakened side this evening, especially as the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City is just three days away. Wenger of course though said all the right things in his pre-match press conference about how he and his players would not be taking Ostersunds lightly. “Ostersunds had a timid start and we took advantage of it, but after they showed that they are a good side,” Wenger said. “For us it is absolutely vital to play well to have a chance to win the game. Nacho Monreal gave Arsenal an early lead in Sweden last week Credit: Action Images “We play at home and we want to win the game. If you look at the results of Ostersunds in the Europa League, it’s quite impressive, home and away. The game for us demands respect. It would be absolutely stupid for us to think we go out there and have a stroll. We could have had a bad surprise.” For Ostersunds' English manager Graham Potter meanwhile, tonight offers another opportunity for him to enhance his already burgeoning reputation. According to reports last night, West Brom are closely monitoring Potter's progress with a view to offering him the manager's job if and when they part company with Alan Pardew. Avoiding defeat on the night would be a fantastic result for Potter and his team, but I'm expecting a narrow Arsenal win. Expected teams: Arsenal (4-3-3): Ospina; Chambers, Holding, Mustafi, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Willock; Iwobi, Welbeck, Mkhitaryan Ostersunds FK (4-3-3): Keita; Mensah, Papagiannopoulos, Pettersson, Widgren; Tekie, Nouri, Bergqvist; Sema, Ghoddos, Gero
Arsenal take a 3-0 lead into tonight's second leg 8:03PM Teams are out Arsenal lead 3-0 from the first leg. A reminder of the lineups for this evening: Arsenal XI: Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah Ostersunds FK XI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic Credit: Getty Images 7:54PM The future? Keown is purring about Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who anchors the Arsenal midfield tonight. Keown describes the youngster as a 'Rolls-Royce' of a footballer. Keown did also compare Reiss Nelson to Neymar earlier in the season though... 7:50PM Six appeal Graham Potter is looking to become just the sixth Englishman to win a match at the Emirates Stadium. The five to have done so are: Alan Curbishley, Phil Brown, Harry Redknapp, Michael Appleton and most recently Garry Monk three years ago. 7:41PM Tangled up in blue For only the second time ever in a competitive match at Emirates, Arsenal will wear their away kit this evening due to both of Ostersunds' kits clashing with the hosts' red shirt. Prior to last season's home match against Basel, the most recent occasion that Arsenal had been forced to wear a changed strip for a 'home' match was at Wembley in 1998 for a Champions League tie against Lens. On that occasion, Arsenal wore a blue 'third' kit. Credit: Getty Images 7:25PM Eight years of hurt If Arsenal get through tonight, it will be the first European tie they've won since 2010 when a certain Nicklas Bendtner scored a hat-trick against Porto in a 5-0 victory. Since then, it's been setback after setback and eight consecutive defeats in the Champions League knockouts. A win tonight and Arsenal's reward could be a last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid or Borussia Dortmund. 7:12PM We meet again So it's just two changes for Ostersunds, with Aiesh and the Yorkshireman Hopcutt, who impressed from the bench last week, coming in for Sema and Alhalj Gero. Neither of the sides has actually played since their meeting last week, with Ostersunds still in their domestic pre-season and Arsenal out of the FA Cup. Welcome to Emirates Stadium, @ofk_1996 �� pic.twitter.com/RsdHPfGqJr— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 7:01PM And the Ostersunds team is in Ostersunds FKXI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic 6:56PM Cech mate Cech not in the Arsenal squad as Wenger continues his policy of selecting his second-choice keeper Ospina for cup games. Now that Arsenal's league season is effectively over and the cups are where the action is, Cech might be asking the manager if he can reverse his policy. Elsewhere, Mesut Ozil misses out with illness as expected but otherwise it's a pretty strong Arsenal side. Mertesacker is fit but not even on the bench and may have played his last game for the club. 6:52PM The Arsenal team is in Arsenal XI:Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah �� Here's how we line up for tonight's @EuropaLeague clash with @ofk_1996#AFCvOSTpic.twitter.com/HcFRvXWvVi— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 6:48PM Wilshere and Bellerin expected to start According to reports on social media anyway. Bellerin starting may seem strange but then with Chambers expected to start at centre-back, Carl Jenkinson out on loan and Mathieu Debuchy recently departed, Wenger isn't exactly overloaded with options there. Wilshere starting suggests Ramsey may return and take his attacking midfield berth on Sunday in the League Cup final. 5:49PM Preamble Evening all, welcome to our live blog of tonight's Europa League last 32 second-leg between Arsenal and Ostersunds. The Swedish minnows had been hoping to catch Arsenal cold in the sub-zero 'winter city' last week, but they froze in the first half and quickly found themselves 2-0 down. Mesut Ozil then added a third in the second half to give Arsenal a surely unassailable 3-0 first-leg lead. As a result, we're expecting Arsene Wenger to play a weakened side this evening, especially as the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City is just three days away. Wenger of course though said all the right things in his pre-match press conference about how he and his players would not be taking Ostersunds lightly. “Ostersunds had a timid start and we took advantage of it, but after they showed that they are a good side,” Wenger said. “For us it is absolutely vital to play well to have a chance to win the game. Nacho Monreal gave Arsenal an early lead in Sweden last week Credit: Action Images “We play at home and we want to win the game. If you look at the results of Ostersunds in the Europa League, it’s quite impressive, home and away. The game for us demands respect. It would be absolutely stupid for us to think we go out there and have a stroll. We could have had a bad surprise.” For Ostersunds' English manager Graham Potter meanwhile, tonight offers another opportunity for him to enhance his already burgeoning reputation. According to reports last night, West Brom are closely monitoring Potter's progress with a view to offering him the manager's job if and when they part company with Alan Pardew. Avoiding defeat on the night would be a fantastic result for Potter and his team, but I'm expecting a narrow Arsenal win. Expected teams: Arsenal (4-3-3): Ospina; Chambers, Holding, Mustafi, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Willock; Iwobi, Welbeck, Mkhitaryan Ostersunds FK (4-3-3): Keita; Mensah, Papagiannopoulos, Pettersson, Widgren; Tekie, Nouri, Bergqvist; Sema, Ghoddos, Gero
Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK, Europa League: Live score updates
Arsenal take a 3-0 lead into tonight's second leg 8:03PM Teams are out Arsenal lead 3-0 from the first leg. A reminder of the lineups for this evening: Arsenal XI: Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah Ostersunds FK XI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic Credit: Getty Images 7:54PM The future? Keown is purring about Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who anchors the Arsenal midfield tonight. Keown describes the youngster as a 'Rolls-Royce' of a footballer. Keown did also compare Reiss Nelson to Neymar earlier in the season though... 7:50PM Six appeal Graham Potter is looking to become just the sixth Englishman to win a match at the Emirates Stadium. The five to have done so are: Alan Curbishley, Phil Brown, Harry Redknapp, Michael Appleton and most recently Garry Monk three years ago. 7:41PM Tangled up in blue For only the second time ever in a competitive match at Emirates, Arsenal will wear their away kit this evening due to both of Ostersunds' kits clashing with the hosts' red shirt. Prior to last season's home match against Basel, the most recent occasion that Arsenal had been forced to wear a changed strip for a 'home' match was at Wembley in 1998 for a Champions League tie against Lens. On that occasion, Arsenal wore a blue 'third' kit. Credit: Getty Images 7:25PM Eight years of hurt If Arsenal get through tonight, it will be the first European tie they've won since 2010 when a certain Nicklas Bendtner scored a hat-trick against Porto in a 5-0 victory. Since then, it's been setback after setback and eight consecutive defeats in the Champions League knockouts. A win tonight and Arsenal's reward could be a last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid or Borussia Dortmund. 7:12PM We meet again So it's just two changes for Ostersunds, with Aiesh and the Yorkshireman Hopcutt, who impressed from the bench last week, coming in for Sema and Alhalj Gero. Neither of the sides has actually played since their meeting last week, with Ostersunds still in their domestic pre-season and Arsenal out of the FA Cup. Welcome to Emirates Stadium, @ofk_1996 �� pic.twitter.com/RsdHPfGqJr— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 7:01PM And the Ostersunds team is in Ostersunds FKXI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic 6:56PM Cech mate Cech not in the Arsenal squad as Wenger continues his policy of selecting his second-choice keeper Ospina for cup games. Now that Arsenal's league season is effectively over and the cups are where the action is, Cech might be asking the manager if he can reverse his policy. Elsewhere, Mesut Ozil misses out with illness as expected but otherwise it's a pretty strong Arsenal side. Mertesacker is fit but not even on the bench and may have played his last game for the club. 6:52PM The Arsenal team is in Arsenal XI:Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah �� Here's how we line up for tonight's @EuropaLeague clash with @ofk_1996#AFCvOSTpic.twitter.com/HcFRvXWvVi— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 6:48PM Wilshere and Bellerin expected to start According to reports on social media anyway. Bellerin starting may seem strange but then with Chambers expected to start at centre-back, Carl Jenkinson out on loan and Mathieu Debuchy recently departed, Wenger isn't exactly overloaded with options there. Wilshere starting suggests Ramsey may return and take his attacking midfield berth on Sunday in the League Cup final. 5:49PM Preamble Evening all, welcome to our live blog of tonight's Europa League last 32 second-leg between Arsenal and Ostersunds. The Swedish minnows had been hoping to catch Arsenal cold in the sub-zero 'winter city' last week, but they froze in the first half and quickly found themselves 2-0 down. Mesut Ozil then added a third in the second half to give Arsenal a surely unassailable 3-0 first-leg lead. As a result, we're expecting Arsene Wenger to play a weakened side this evening, especially as the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City is just three days away. Wenger of course though said all the right things in his pre-match press conference about how he and his players would not be taking Ostersunds lightly. “Ostersunds had a timid start and we took advantage of it, but after they showed that they are a good side,” Wenger said. “For us it is absolutely vital to play well to have a chance to win the game. Nacho Monreal gave Arsenal an early lead in Sweden last week Credit: Action Images “We play at home and we want to win the game. If you look at the results of Ostersunds in the Europa League, it’s quite impressive, home and away. The game for us demands respect. It would be absolutely stupid for us to think we go out there and have a stroll. We could have had a bad surprise.” For Ostersunds' English manager Graham Potter meanwhile, tonight offers another opportunity for him to enhance his already burgeoning reputation. According to reports last night, West Brom are closely monitoring Potter's progress with a view to offering him the manager's job if and when they part company with Alan Pardew. Avoiding defeat on the night would be a fantastic result for Potter and his team, but I'm expecting a narrow Arsenal win. Expected teams: Arsenal (4-3-3): Ospina; Chambers, Holding, Mustafi, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Willock; Iwobi, Welbeck, Mkhitaryan Ostersunds FK (4-3-3): Keita; Mensah, Papagiannopoulos, Pettersson, Widgren; Tekie, Nouri, Bergqvist; Sema, Ghoddos, Gero
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<p>12 Champions League, 2 Copas UEFA, 4 Supercopa de Europa, 3 Copa Intercontinental, 3 Mundial de Clubes, 1 Copa Iberoamericana.<br>Foto: Getty Images / Texto: La Nación </p>
1. Real Madrid (25)

12 Champions League, 2 Copas UEFA, 4 Supercopa de Europa, 3 Copa Intercontinental, 3 Mundial de Clubes, 1 Copa Iberoamericana.
Foto: Getty Images / Texto: La Nación

<p>7 Champions League, 2 Recopa europea, 5 Supercopa de Europa, 1 Mundial de Clubes y 3 Copa Intercontinental.<br>Foto: Getty Images / Texto: La Nación </p>
3. Milan (18)

7 Champions League, 2 Recopa europea, 5 Supercopa de Europa, 1 Mundial de Clubes y 3 Copa Intercontinental.
Foto: Getty Images / Texto: La Nación

<p>5 Champions League, 4 Recopa de Europa, 5 Supercopa de Europa, 3 Mundial de Clubes.<br>Foto: Getty Images / Texto: La Nación </p>
5. Barcelona (17)

5 Champions League, 4 Recopa de Europa, 5 Supercopa de Europa, 3 Mundial de Clubes.
Foto: Getty Images / Texto: La Nación

Jose Mourinho droht nach einer Nullnummer in Sevilla mit Manchester United das Aus in der Champions League
Jose Mourinho droht nach einer Nullnummer in Sevilla mit Manchester United das Aus in der Champions League
Jose Mourinho droht nach einer Nullnummer in Sevilla mit Manchester United das Aus in der Champions League
Bayern&#39;s Robert Lewandowski is congratulated by his teammate Thomas Mueller, left, after scoring his side&#39;s fifth goal during the Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match between Bayern Munich and Besiktas Istanbul in Munich, southern Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)
Bayern's Robert Lewandowski is congratulated by his teammate Thomas Mueller, left, after scoring his side's fifth goal during the Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match between Bayern Munich and Besiktas Istanbul in Munich, southern Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)
Bayern's Robert Lewandowski is congratulated by his teammate Thomas Mueller, left, after scoring his side's fifth goal during the Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match between Bayern Munich and Besiktas Istanbul in Munich, southern Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)
<br><div><span><p><span>If you want to see first hand how cryptocurrency functions in a market outside of speculative investing, right now, Venezuela is an interesting place to look.</span><br></p><p><span>“Venezuela could become a case study repeated all over the world under certain conditions,” said Jeffrey A. Tucker, editorial director of the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), in correspondence with </span><span><i>Bitcoin Magazine</i></span><span>. “Crypto is there as the escape hatch, the way out, a tool of emancipation. If you have a power source, you can mine. If you need to save or trade or move your wealth, crypto is there for you.”</span></p><h4><span>Crisis-Catalyzed Currency</span></h4><p><span>Venezuela has been in economic recession for more than a decade. As a result, the government has maintained strict control over its currency, the Venezuelan bolivar (VEF), since 2003. </span></p><p><span>Venezuela’s most abundant resource is oil. It is the fifth largest oil exporting country in the world, with the largest reserves of non-conventional oil (extra-heavy crude) in the world. Ultimately, it is oil which has catalyzed Venezuela’s cryptocurrency boom. </span></p><p><span>Falling oil prices since 2014 have spurred the country’s current economic depression. The government’s response has been to increase state control over the economy at the expense of the private sector. In 2017, inflation of the Venezuelan bolivar (VEF) exceeded 650 percent. As the exchange rate continued to tumble, the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) contracted 12 percent by the end of 2017. </span></p><p><span>“Many people are leaving Venezuela. The country doesn’t have enough money to provide food, medicine and other necessities for its people,” a Venezuelan programmer aware of cryptocurrency mining procedures in Venezuela told </span><span><i>Bitcoin Magazine</i></span><span> in an interview, under condition of anonymity.</span></p><h4><span>Power to Mine</span></h4><p><span>In this economically desperate climate, cryptocurrency has found one of its most sustaining use cases as an immutable store of value and currency for individuals who cannot trust their own government. The last two years have seen an enormous spike in cryptocurrency earning and mining, most notably for bitcoin. </span></p><p><span>Because the Venezuelan government subsidizes electricity past the point of negligibility, the country has become a geopolitical hotspot for mining. Antminer S9s are the most popular computer used to mine bitcoin in Venezuela. They cost about $3,000 each (plus shipping) and usually come from China by way of a covert middle country. </span></p><p><span>According to our source’s approximation, “Having three S9 miners is about 30 cents a month to pay for electricity. Three devices would be one bitcoin-ish in 10 months.” The beginning price for mining has made it an effective way to supplement income, with two to three devices per household, though many have scaled their operations to the point where they are able to independently support themselves.</span></p><p><span>“There must be tens of thousands of people mining in Venezuela,” said Randy Brito, founder of the non-profit website </span><a href="http://bitcoinvenezuela.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:BitcoinVenezuela.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><span>BitcoinVenezuela.com</span></a><span>. “People that are earning cryptos, either mining or working, usually use them to buy abroad — they buy food, medicine, car parts, other machinery parts; but the most common thing people buy are foreign currencies in other platforms where they can load cards that they can use to buy on Amazon and other stores that only accept cards and not cryptos directly.”</span></p><p><span>In Venezuela, bitcoin is the most commonly mined cryptocurrency because it was the first, and it is still currently the most widely used. </span><a href="https://localbitcoins.com/country/VE" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:LocalBitcoins" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><span>LocalBitcoins</span></a><span> has also given bitcoin the advantage in Venezuela because it does not trade other cryptocurrencies; it is able to operate more safely than other local exchanges because it’s not based within the country. </span></p><p><span>However, Brito also admitted that Ethereum, Litecoin, Dash and Bitcoin Cash as well as other altcoins are being used more and more often.</span></p><p><span>According to our anonymous source, there are two main problems with mining cryptocurrency in Venezuela: In a country where the national currency has essentially no value, people are willing to get currency with value at the cost of committing violent crimes; and the government is not on your side.</span></p><h4><span>2017: A Year of Contradiction</span></h4><p><span>2017 was a particularly confusing and uneasy time to mine cryptocurrency in Venezuela. The year began with a government authority crackdown on large scale cryptocurrency mining operations. </span></p><p><span>Miners were </span><a href="https://www.criptonoticias.com/sucesos/desmantelan-centro-mineria-bitcoins-once-mil-equipos-venezuela/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:jailed" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><span>jailed</span></a><span> for a laundry list of crimes: &quot;the legitimacy of capital, illicit enrichment, computer crimes, financing of terrorism, exchange fraud and damage to the national electricity system.&quot; </span></p><p><span>By October 2017, authorities were even </span><a href="https://www.el-carabobeno.com/pareja-detenida-por-comercio-ilegal-con-7-maquinas-bitcoin-en-guacara/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:cracking" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><span>cracking</span></a><span> down on small “household” mining operations. The congruity in all of these raids is that arrested miners could almost always get out of jail through bribes or fines, but they could never get their equipment back.</span></p><p><span>Brito doesn’t live in Venezuela anymore, but, as a self-described “anarchocapitalist” and libertarian, he is still very critical of its government.</span></p><blockquote><span>Most of the big mining farms with thousands of ASICs or rigs are run by people close to the government, those that are not and are caught with several devices, end up being raided and the devices subtracted. Regular people buy the devices with foreign currency they have saved or they acquire in the free (black) market, or buy them from others that import them using bolivars inside the country.</span></blockquote><h4><span>“Defaulted-Promise” Coins </span></h4><p><span>On December 3, 2017, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced that the Venezuelan government would create its own official cryptocurrency called the Petro. He then went on to highlight the benefits of cryptocurrency mining, introducing a representative from the newly formed National Association of Cryptocurrency Miners. </span></p><p><span>Less than two weeks later, however, police </span><a href="http://www.elimpulso.com/noticias/sucesos/encuentran-21-maquinas-minadoras-de-criptomonedas-en-un-galpon" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:raids" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><span>raids</span></a><span> on cryptocurrency mining operations proceeded as though it were still as illegal as ever.</span></p><p><span>“We are building the Blockchain Observatory for the possibility of a registry for all those who are exercising digital mining in Venezuela. We want to know who they are, we want to know where they are, we want to know what equipment they are using. We want to move toward the regularization of digital mining in Venezuela,” announced the recently appointed superintendent of cryptocurrency, Carlos Vargas, in December 2017.</span></p><p><span>In January 2018, the Venezuelan government opened online registration for those interested in mining cryptocurrency legally. While Petro is clearly the main focus, authorities have </span><a href="https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13580" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:said" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><span>said</span></a><span> that those involved in the program can mine other cryptocurrencies so long as they are approved by the state. </span></p><p><span>There is very limited</span><a href="https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/venezuela-launches-petros-cryptocurrency-amid-growing-skepticism/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:third-party confidence" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><span> third-party confidence</span></a><span> in the Petro’s success. While some cryptocurrency champions might say, “Wait, a decentralized token representing a finite oil supply could be very interesting, if done right,” most remain skeptical. </span></p><p><span>“It [Petro] is backed by nothing but the promise of a government that have already defaulted,” said Brito.</span></p></span></div><p><em>This article originally appeared on <a href="https://bitcoinmagazine.com" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bitcoin Magazine" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Bitcoin Magazine</a>.</em></p>
Venezuela’s On-and-Off Love Affair With Cryptocurrency Mining: It’s Complicated

If you want to see first hand how cryptocurrency functions in a market outside of speculative investing, right now, Venezuela is an interesting place to look.

“Venezuela could become a case study repeated all over the world under certain conditions,” said Jeffrey A. Tucker, editorial director of the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), in correspondence with Bitcoin Magazine. “Crypto is there as the escape hatch, the way out, a tool of emancipation. If you have a power source, you can mine. If you need to save or trade or move your wealth, crypto is there for you.”

Crisis-Catalyzed Currency

Venezuela has been in economic recession for more than a decade. As a result, the government has maintained strict control over its currency, the Venezuelan bolivar (VEF), since 2003.

Venezuela’s most abundant resource is oil. It is the fifth largest oil exporting country in the world, with the largest reserves of non-conventional oil (extra-heavy crude) in the world. Ultimately, it is oil which has catalyzed Venezuela’s cryptocurrency boom.

Falling oil prices since 2014 have spurred the country’s current economic depression. The government’s response has been to increase state control over the economy at the expense of the private sector. In 2017, inflation of the Venezuelan bolivar (VEF) exceeded 650 percent. As the exchange rate continued to tumble, the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) contracted 12 percent by the end of 2017.

“Many people are leaving Venezuela. The country doesn’t have enough money to provide food, medicine and other necessities for its people,” a Venezuelan programmer aware of cryptocurrency mining procedures in Venezuela told Bitcoin Magazine in an interview, under condition of anonymity.

Power to Mine

In this economically desperate climate, cryptocurrency has found one of its most sustaining use cases as an immutable store of value and currency for individuals who cannot trust their own government. The last two years have seen an enormous spike in cryptocurrency earning and mining, most notably for bitcoin.

Because the Venezuelan government subsidizes electricity past the point of negligibility, the country has become a geopolitical hotspot for mining. Antminer S9s are the most popular computer used to mine bitcoin in Venezuela. They cost about $3,000 each (plus shipping) and usually come from China by way of a covert middle country.

According to our source’s approximation, “Having three S9 miners is about 30 cents a month to pay for electricity. Three devices would be one bitcoin-ish in 10 months.” The beginning price for mining has made it an effective way to supplement income, with two to three devices per household, though many have scaled their operations to the point where they are able to independently support themselves.

“There must be tens of thousands of people mining in Venezuela,” said Randy Brito, founder of the non-profit website BitcoinVenezuela.com. “People that are earning cryptos, either mining or working, usually use them to buy abroad — they buy food, medicine, car parts, other machinery parts; but the most common thing people buy are foreign currencies in other platforms where they can load cards that they can use to buy on Amazon and other stores that only accept cards and not cryptos directly.”

In Venezuela, bitcoin is the most commonly mined cryptocurrency because it was the first, and it is still currently the most widely used. LocalBitcoins has also given bitcoin the advantage in Venezuela because it does not trade other cryptocurrencies; it is able to operate more safely than other local exchanges because it’s not based within the country.

However, Brito also admitted that Ethereum, Litecoin, Dash and Bitcoin Cash as well as other altcoins are being used more and more often.

According to our anonymous source, there are two main problems with mining cryptocurrency in Venezuela: In a country where the national currency has essentially no value, people are willing to get currency with value at the cost of committing violent crimes; and the government is not on your side.

2017: A Year of Contradiction

2017 was a particularly confusing and uneasy time to mine cryptocurrency in Venezuela. The year began with a government authority crackdown on large scale cryptocurrency mining operations.

Miners were jailed for a laundry list of crimes: "the legitimacy of capital, illicit enrichment, computer crimes, financing of terrorism, exchange fraud and damage to the national electricity system."

By October 2017, authorities were even cracking down on small “household” mining operations. The congruity in all of these raids is that arrested miners could almost always get out of jail through bribes or fines, but they could never get their equipment back.

Brito doesn’t live in Venezuela anymore, but, as a self-described “anarchocapitalist” and libertarian, he is still very critical of its government.

Most of the big mining farms with thousands of ASICs or rigs are run by people close to the government, those that are not and are caught with several devices, end up being raided and the devices subtracted. Regular people buy the devices with foreign currency they have saved or they acquire in the free (black) market, or buy them from others that import them using bolivars inside the country.

“Defaulted-Promise” Coins

On December 3, 2017, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced that the Venezuelan government would create its own official cryptocurrency called the Petro. He then went on to highlight the benefits of cryptocurrency mining, introducing a representative from the newly formed National Association of Cryptocurrency Miners.

Less than two weeks later, however, police raids on cryptocurrency mining operations proceeded as though it were still as illegal as ever.

“We are building the Blockchain Observatory for the possibility of a registry for all those who are exercising digital mining in Venezuela. We want to know who they are, we want to know where they are, we want to know what equipment they are using. We want to move toward the regularization of digital mining in Venezuela,” announced the recently appointed superintendent of cryptocurrency, Carlos Vargas, in December 2017.

In January 2018, the Venezuelan government opened online registration for those interested in mining cryptocurrency legally. While Petro is clearly the main focus, authorities have said that those involved in the program can mine other cryptocurrencies so long as they are approved by the state.

There is very limited third-party confidence in the Petro’s success. While some cryptocurrency champions might say, “Wait, a decentralized token representing a finite oil supply could be very interesting, if done right,” most remain skeptical.

“It [Petro] is backed by nothing but the promise of a government that have already defaulted,” said Brito.

This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.

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