Arsenal resume their UEFA Europa League marketing campaign with a final 16 tie in opposition to Sporting CP.
With a decent-sized lead within the Premier League title race, Mikel Arteta is just not anticipated to throw all of his eggs into the European glory basket for the remainder of this season.
The Gunners journey to Lisbon on Thursday to face a Sporting facet who took 4 factors from a potential six off of Tottenham of their in the end unsuccessful Champions League group stage marketing campaign earlier this season.
Here’s the XI Arteta might subject on the Estadio Jose Alvalade.
GK: Matt Turner – The American has been a dependable deputy to Aaron Ramsdale and has put in some good performances on this competitors already this season.
RB: Takehiro Tomiyasu – Withdrawn at half-time of Saturday’s comeback win in opposition to Bournemouth after a stunning first 45 minutes, however for the sake of Ben White’s health, he has to begin once more right here.
CB: Rob Holding – A recreation that Arsenal might do with out successful? Begin the thawing of Rob Holding.
CB: Jakub Kiwior – Yet to play a single minute for the Gunners since his January transfer from Spezia, however it is a excellent alternative for the Polish defender to make his debut.
LB: Kieran Tierney – Heavily linked with a transfer to Newcastle after falling behind Oleksandr Zinchenko within the pecking order.
CM: Jorginho – A revelation of types since arriving at Arsenal. What a bizarre sentence.
CM: Fabio Vieira – Hasn’t had too many look-ins throughout his debut season at Arsenal, however is prone to begin on dwelling soil.
CM: Granit Xhaka – Well, not less than Arsenal have one midfielder who by no means will get injured.
RW: Reiss Nelson – Bukayo Saka must be as far-off from this Europa League marketing campaign as potential, whereas this additionally doubles as an opportunity for brand spanking new hero Reiss Nelson to stake additional claims for a brand new contract.
CF: Gabriel Martinelli – With all three of Arsenal’s main centre-forward choices injured, Arteta could haven’t any selection however to begin Gabriel Martinelli via the center.
LW: Emile Smith Rowe – Finally match once more after a horror season battling accidents. Came on as an alternative after which introduced off once more on Saturday so as to ease him again into the fold.
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