Arsenal vs Sporting LIVE: Team news confirmed; Unai Emery makes Europa League changes

Arsenal vs Sporting Lisbon: Europa League LIVE scores, goals and updates

  • The Gunners have won all three of their Europa League matches
  • Danny Welbeck has scored more goals in the Europa League than any other Arsenal player since the start of last season
  • Arsenal can guarantee top spot with two games to spare with a win tonight
  • Sporting are third in the Portuguese Primeira Liga, but sacked manager Jose Peseiro last week



18:30: Hello everyone and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Europa League.

Arsenal host Sporting Lisbon knowing a draw could prove enough to seal progression into the last 32 of the Europa League.

Unai Emery’s side took control of Group E with a win in Portugal a fortnight ago but Sporting will be seeking revenge as they also look to continue in the competition.

I’m currently covering BATE vs Chelsea – but rest assured – tonight’s team news and line-ups will appear here the second they are released. Standby…


Unai Emery is expected to make a number of changes for Arsenal’s Europa League meeting with Sporting Lisbon on Thursday night.

The Gunners head coach has shuffled his pack in the competition so far this season and Nacho Monreal could return following a hamstring injury.

Mohamed Elneny (thigh) and Konstantinos Mavropanos (groin) are still missing while Petr Cech may start in goal with the likes of Danny Welbeck and Ainsley Maitland-Niles pushing for rare outings.

Arsenal provisional squad: Leno, Cech, Martinez, Jenkinson, Bellerin, Lichtsteiner, Holding, Mustafi, Papastathopoulos, Monreal, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Torreira, Ramsey, Smith Rowe, Iwobi, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Welbeck, Lacazette, Aubameyang.