Smith Rowe starts: Arsenal vs Sporting Lisbon preview and confirmed line-ups

first_imgTheir opponents will, of course, be aiming for an upset but Unai Emery will be looking to wrap up qualification for the last 32, even if he is set to field a rotated XI in north London.What people are saying?Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal): “I feel there’s a good mix between discipline and freedom.“We try to work as a team, building up from the back. When we don’t have it, we press and defend from the front.“When we have the ball, we’re all offensive players. When we lose the ball, we’re all defensive players. Against Liverpool, it was the first game where we came out from the first minute and were everywhere until the 90th.” tense Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Arsenal can seal their place in the Europa League knockout stages when they face Sporting Lisbon at home on Thursday night.The Gunners have been on a brilliant unbeaten run, which include winning their opening three games in Europe so far – beating tonight’s opponents 1-0 in Portugal last time out. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Most Popular Premier League Stories changes Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update gameday cracker revealed latest TOP WORK predicted SORRY center_img 2 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Confirmed teamsArsenal: Cech; Lichtsteiner, Sokratis, Holding, Jenkinson, Ramsey, Guendouzi, Mkhitaryan, Iwobi, Welbeck, Smith RoweSubs: Torreira, Aubameyang, Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, Martínez, Kolasinac, NketiahSporting Lisbon: Ribeiro, Boialvo Gaspar, Coates, Mathieu, Acuña, Almeida da Cunha, Mariz Luís, Gudelj, Bruno Fernandes, Montero, DiabySubs: Nascimento, Almeida Pinto, Cardoso Mané, Salin, Petrovic, Dost, Boges Cabral Arsenal players celebrate Danny Welbeck’s goal against Sporting. Will Arsenal win again and seal progression to the knockout stages? How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings huge blow whoops Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 2last_img read more