A place in the Europa League quarter-finals will be at stake when Arsenal and Sporting CP face each other at Emirates Stadium on Thursday evening.
The Gunners are enjoying a Premier League season to remember, with the team leading the chase for the domestic trophy, but they have big ambitions for the Europa League knockout stages as well.
There are no fresh injury worries in the home team, but Egypt midfielder Elneny remain in the recovery room. Eddie Nketiah should recover in time to face the Lions, but he is likely to start from the bench.
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The visitors, meanwhile, did well to hold Arsenal to a 2-2 draw in Lisbon, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in London.
Since Arsenal impressed in a 3-0 victory over Fulham at the weekend, home win should be considered. The good news for the Primeira Liga outfit is that midfielder Manuel Ugarte is back from suspension.
This match will be played on 16/03/2023 at 21:00