Arsenal v Sporting CP | Match Preview, Predictions, Venue & Where to Watch Details | Europa League 2018-19
Arsenal will be looking to make it four in a row and qualify for the knockout stage of the Europa League when they host Sporting CP at the Emirates. Unai Emery's side, who are unbeaten since the 18th of August, have been imposing the manager's brand of football on the pitch day-by-day.
With confidence soaring high, the Gunners will aim to continue their 100% start to the European season against a formidable side that is on six points from their three matches. Sporting have a poor record against English clubs though, as their last victory against a side from the Premier League came way back in 2012 (versus Manchester City).
Here's all you need to know ahead of the clash.
Arsenal v Sporting CP: Kickoff Information
Date: 8 November
Kickoff: 21:00 (local time), 01:30 (IST)
Venue: The Emirates Stadium
Where to watch: SonyLIV
Arsenal v Sporting CP: Team News
Emery listed out three players who are ruled out of the clash:
"At the moment we continue to have injuries for Mavropanos and Koscielny, he is getting better training with us. Nacho (Monreal) we are taking precaution with. We don’t want to repeat the same injury. he is starting to training but not doing all with us. He is injured for tomorrow."
Rodrigo Battaglia, who left the field just half-hour into the game against Santa Clara, is expected to spend his time on the sidelines. Bas Dost returns from injury.
Arsenal v Sporting CP: Probable Line-ups
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Cech; Lichsteiner, Holding, Sokratis, Kolasinac; Xhaka, Guendouzi; Iwobi, Ramsey, Welbeck; Aubameyang
Sporting CP (4-2-3-1): Ribeiro; Gaspar, Coates, Mathieu, Acuna; Gudelj, Petrovic; Nani, Fernandes, Cabral; Dost
Arsenal v Sporting CP: Form Guide
Last 5 matches (in all competitions)
Sporting CP: W-L-W-L-W
Arsenal v Sporting CP: Head-To-Head
Arsenal wins: 2
Sporting CP wins: 0
Arsenal v Sporting CP: Prediction
The Gunners are playing some beautiful, free-flowing football at the moment. At home, expect them to run riot over the visitors.
Predicted score: Arsenal 3-0 Sporting CP