It’s a big night for the Gunners as they face Valencia in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final at the Mestalla Stadium.
Arsenal defeated the Spanish side 3-1 at the Emirates as a Lacazette double and an Aubameyang strike put the English side in pole position for a place in the final.
The London side will be hoping to turn their away form around yet again in order to secure a place in the final and will need to dig deep just like they did against Napoli.
If Arsenal progress, they will face either Chelsea or Eintracht Frankfurt in the final held in Baku.
However, the Gunners haven’t always found it easy in the past against their competition over the years. In fact, they have lost more games against Valencia than they have been victorious.
We take a look back at the previous fixtures between the two sides and see who came out on top In each of the matches.
Valencia vs Arsenal 1980 - UEFA European Cup Winners' Cup
The first meeting between the two sides was back in 1980 where they met in the UEFA European Cup Winners’ Cup.
The Arsenal team included the likes of David O’Leary, Pat Rice, Pat Jennings and Frank Stapleton who were managed by Terry Neill at the time.
40,000 people saw Valencia defeat Arsenal 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out after drawing 0-0.
Arsenal vs Valencia 2001 - UEFA Champions League
Both teams then met again in the quarter-final of the UEFA Champions League with the first leg being held at Highbury.
The Arsenal team of this era has been claimed as the best in the club’s history. Thierry Henry, Ashley Cole, David Seaman, Tony Adams, Robert Pires and Patrick Viera are just a few of the top class players they had at the time.
Goals from Henry and Parlour cancelled out Roberto Ayala’s earlier strike for Valencia giving Arsenal a 2-1 lead heading into the second-leg.
Valencia vs Arsenal 2001 - UEFA Champions League
This was the third ever meeting between Arsenal and Valencia with a semi-final place on the line.
Arsenal won the previous fixture 2-1 at Highbury but the away goal for Valencia proved to be pivotal for the Spaniards.
A John Carew goal in the 75th minute proved to be the winner as Valencia knocked the Gunners out of the Champions League.
Arsenal vs Valencia 2002 - UEFA Champions League
The year after the last meeting, Arsenal welcomed Valencia back to Highbury in the Champions League group stages.
Around 34,000 people packed into the beloved stadium to see the Gunners and Valencia play out a stalemate.
Both teams were similar to their last meeting, most notably Arsenal started Sol Campbell, Pascal Cygan, Lauren and Gilberto Silva.
Valencia vs Arsenal 2003 - UEFA Champions League
In the same season, the two clubs met in the reverse fixture in the Champions League group stages. The previous fixture produced a 0-0 draw but this one was a lot different.
Two goals either side of the half from John Carew saw Valencia defeat Arsenal again. Thierry Henry scored the only Arsenal goal of the game as the Gunners lost 2-1.