[Teams] Sporting Lisbon vs Arsenal: Confirmed Line-Ups

By on October 25, 2018

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Arsenal will be looking to put one foot in the knockout stages of the Europa League with a win when we take on Sporting Lisbon this evening [kick off 5.55pm].

Unai Emery has made plenty of changes from the side that beat Leicester City with Sokratis back in defence after overcoming an ankle injury while Mohamed Elneny and Matteo Guendouzi are recalled in midfield. Lucas Torreira drops to the bench but it seems Granit Xhaka will start at left-back in the absence of Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac.

Stephan Lichtsteiner therefore switches to right-back while Aaron Ramsey comes in to the side as captain with Mesut Ozil making way. Pierre-Emerick Auabmeyang replaces Alexandre Lacazette up front and Danny Welbeck gets a chance to impress with Alex Iwobi making way.

Here are the confirmed line-ups:

Sporting Lisbon

Ribeiro; Ristovski, Coates, André Pinto, Acuña; Petrovic, Gudelj, Battaglia, Bruno Fernandes; Nani, Montero.

Subs: Salin, Mane, Mathieu, Diaby, Gaspar, Jovane Cabral, Miguel Luis

Arsenal

Leno, Lichtsteiner, Sokratis, Holding, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Elneny, Ramsey, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang, Welbeck.

Subs: Martinez, Lacazette, Ozil, Torreira, Iwobi, Mustafi, Jenkinson

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