Arsenal v Sporting CP: UEFA Europa League Match,Team News,Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 15-03-2023 9:50 pm (1 week ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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Date: Thursday 16th March, 2023
Time: 9:00 pm
Stadium  Emirates
Referee   Antonio Mateu (Spain)
Goal Scorer:

Team News
A strong proponent of mind games, Arteta ruled both Leandro Trossard and Gabriel Jesus out of contention for Sunday's win over Fulham, but both attackers were ultimately given the green light to play - the latter coming off the bench for his first appearance since the World Cup.

However, there are fears that Eddie Nketiah's ankle problem could keep him sidelined until after the international break, while Mohamed Elneny remains out for the long-term following knee surgery.

Having hailed Fabio Vieira as Arsenal's most dangerous player in the first leg, Arteta ought to consider a recall for the Portugal native here, while Kieran Tierney, Jorginho, Emile Smith Rowe and Matt Turner - despite his shaky moments in the first leg - are also in line for starts.
Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Turner; Tomiyasu, Saliba, Gabriel, Tierney; Jorginho, Partey, Vieira; Nelson, Trossard, Smith Rowe

Sporting CP
As for Sporting, Amorim must cope without a couple of players on the naughty step, as Morita and Sebastian Coates both picked up their third bookings of the European campaign and will sit this one out through suspension.

On a brighter note, Manuel Ugarte is back from a ban of his own and should be a straight swap for Morita in the engine room, while Matheus Reis could be drafted into a central role to cover for Coates, allowing Santos to hold his spot at left-wing back.

Ex-Arsenal man Hector Bellerin will seemingly miss out on an Emirates reunion due to a knee injury - one of two absentees for the visitors alongside Daniel Braganca - but first-choice goalkeeper Antonio Adan is expected to shake off a muscle problem that kept him out of the win over Boavista.
Sporting Lisbon possible starting lineup:
Adan; St. Juste, Inacio, Reis; Esgaio, Ugarte, Goncalves, Santos; Edwards, Paulinho, Trincao
Prediction: Arsenal 2-1 Sporting Lisbon (Arsenal win 4-3 on aggregate)

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