Arsenal vs Sporting CP: Lineups and LIVE updates

After a chaotic 2-2 draw, Arsenal and Sporting face off again in a crucial encounter

After a swashbuckling encounter between Arsenal and Sporting Lisbon in Portugal, the sides face off again to determine the winner of the tie at the Emirates Stadium.

Some sloppy defensive mistakes, particularly when defending set pieces, saw Mikel Arteta’s men lose two crucial points, but the Gunners would still be happy with their visit to Lisbon. The north London outfit would be the happier of the two teams as they would welcome Sporting into their own backyard.

A five-point lead at the top of the Premier League table would bring some consolation to Arteta as he seeks to replicate the team’s Premier League success in Europe. With a spot at the Champions League table all but assured for Arsenal, the club in red and white would be in contention to win the Europa League this summer.

The Gunners have scored at least 2 goals in the 4 matches they have played in and if they continue that streak the England side could emerge victorious from the draw.

After a brave home battle against the Premier League leaders, Sporting Lisbon will be looking to repeat last week’s performance to unleash another upset in Europe.

The Portuguese side, who have been battling for first place in the Europa League quarter-finals since the 2017/18 season, have a tall order given how brutal Arsenal have been this summer.

Sport boss Amorim would be hoping to put on a magical evening considering his team has been on a winning streak in the last 5 games. Although one concern for the green-and-white team would be that they have been unbeaten in England since 2004-05.

Since the legendary win over Middlesbrough in 2004/05, the Portuguese team have not won a game in England in nine attempts and Amorim is hoping to turn the stats around.

Likely line-ups between Arsenal and Sporting CP

Arsenal XI (4-3-3): lathe; Tomiyasu, Saliba, Gabriel, Tierney; Jorginho, Partey, Vieira; Nelson, Trossard, Smith Rowe

Sporting Lisbon XI (3-4-3): Adam; St. Juste, Inácio, Rice; Esgaio, Ugarte, Goncalves, Santos; Edwards, Paulinho, Trincao

Arsenal vs Sporting CP LIVE updates

Arsenal’s next three games

The Gunners host Crystal Palace and Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium on March 19 and April 1 respectively. Mikel Arteta’s side then meet Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool at Anfield on April 9.

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