Sporting Lisbon vs. Arsenal: Europa League – Match Preview

Arsenal will look to extend their incredible winning streak when they travel to face Sporting Lisbon on Thursday in the Europa League.

The Gunners have won 10 on the spin following a 3-1 victory over Leicester City on Monday evening.

Mesut Ozil equalised before half-time, with Pierre Emerick Aubameyang scoring twice off the bench.

Sporting are fifth in their domestic league and edged past Sportivo de Loures in the cup over the weekend.

Both teams have claimed six points from six in the Europa League and are massive favourites to progress.

Team news
Jeremy Mathieu is expected to overcome injury to start here, despite missing the last five games.

Bas Dost and Raphinha were both absent from training and face a huge race against time to prove their fitness.

Aaron Ramsey, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Matteo Guendouzi all came off the bench against Leicester and could start here.

Emile Smith-Rowe will hope to start in Lisbon having scored in the Europa League last time out.

Expected starting XI’s
Sporting Lisbon (4-5-1): Salin; Gaspar, Coates, Mathieu, Jefferson; Nani, Fernandes, Gudlej, Acuna, Mane; Montero
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Leno; Bellerin, Holding, Sokratis, Lichtsteiner; Elneny, Guendouzi; Smith-Rowe, Ramsey, Welbeck; Aubameyang

Predictions

Result: Draw 

Correct Score: 1-1

Anytime Goalscorer: Danny Welbeck

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