Arsene Wenger’s men travel to the Russian capital on Thursday night with the aim of completing the job and, given their three-goal advantage, will be supremely confident of achieving that objective.
Arsenal were completely dominant last week, scoring four first half goals against Viktor Goncharenko’s side.
It is, therefore, no real surprise that the north Londoners are chalked up as dabblebet’s even money (2.0) favourites to secure a semi-final spot in style by winning this second leg tie.
CSKA will be desperate to restore some pride after producing an abject performance at Emirates Stadium and the hosts are a 23/10 (3.30) chance to win against Wenger’s men.
Jack Wilshere, Alexandre Lacazette and Mesut Ozil were among the substitutes for Arsenal’s Premier League win over Southampton on Sunday and all three men are expected to start here.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ineligible and Henrikh Mkhitaryan may miss the remainder of the campaign after sustaining a knee injury in last week’s first leg.
Viktor Vasin and Astemir Gordyushenko are long-term absentees for CSKA, but Mario Fernandes could be fit to face the Gunners.
Arsenal have scored 18 times in their last six matches and will fancy their chances of once again getting amongst the goals once again in Russia.
Tips and predictions
Wenger's side are in free-scoring form at present and they will surely be brimming with belief ahead of this match.
As such, dabblebet’s 5/6 (1.83) quote for the Gunners to score more than a single goal in this game may represent good value for punters ahead of Thursday’s tussle.