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Arsenal vs Sevilla preview, team news, tickets, line-ups and predicted score

Arsenal will be looking to get back to winning ways when they take on Sevilla in the Champions League at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night. 

Mikel Arteta

Arsenal will be looking to get back to winning ways when they take on Sevilla in the group stages of the Champions League at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night. 

After a promising start to the 2023/24 season, Arsenal’s campaign is in danger of derailing following a disappointing week. The Gunners crashed out of the Carabao Cup at the fourth round stage after being soundly beaten 3-1 by West Ham last Wednesday night. Mikel Arteta’s men then saw their unbeaten run in the Premier League come to an end with a controversial 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United on Saturday.

In a tight and tense game at St James’ Park, Anthony Gordon’s goal midway through the second half was the difference between the two teams, but Arsenal were left raging that the goal was allowed to stand. VAR took four minutes to crawl over four separate incidents; whether the ball went out of play in the build up, whether Joelinton pushed Gabriel in the back, whether he handled the ball and if Gordon was offside. Despite many believing there was clear evidence to disallow the goal on multiple accounts, VAR went with the on-field decision. Newcastle were also extremely fortunate that VAR ignored a clear off the ball elbow from Bruno Guimaraes on Jorginho while the score was 0-0.

These decisions left Arteta seething, and he made his feelings clear in a passionate post-match interview where he called the officiating a ‘disgrace’. Arsenal also released a statement backing their manager. However, while the Gunners can feel hard done by, the defeat at Newcastle has left them sitting joint third in the Premier League table – level on points with Liverpool and three adrift of leaders Man City. Tottenham could regain top spot and move five points clear of Arsenal with a win over Chelsea tonight, so the Gunners need to get back on track quickly.

Attention now turns to Europe and Arsenal can take control of Group B with a win on Tuesday night. A shock defeat for Arsenal away to Lens on Matchday 2 blew the group wide open, but the North Londoners bounced back with a win away to Sevilla two weeks ago. Arsenal now sit top of the standings – one point above Lens and four ahead of Sevilla and PSV. Another victory at home on Tuesday would secure safe passage to the knockout stages if Lens beat PSV in Group B’s other game.

Sevilla head into the game off the back of a poor run of form that’s seen them win just one of their last eight games in all competitions – which was a 3-0 win over minnows Quintanar in the Copa del Rey. They have drawn their last four La Liga games with the latest a 1-1 draw away to Celta Vila on Saturday. Diego Alonso’s men desperately need to come away with a positive result against Arsenal to boost their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League. Defeat would leave them facing a battle to finish third and drop down to the Europa League – a competition they won last season.

How to watch

Arsenal vs Sevilla will be broadcast live on TNT Sport at 8pm on Tuesday night. Subscribers can follow all the action on TV, or via on the app on mobile or tablet devices.

Tickets via official club channels are sold out but fans may have luck on the exchange via If not, supporters can still buy Arsenal vs Sevilla tickets at reputable reseller sites such as

Team news

Arsenal will need to assess Martin Odegaard after he missed the defeat to Newcastle at the weekend. The Norwegian is nursing a hip injury and Arteta has said he won’t rush his skipper back, so Odegaard is a doubt to face Sevilla on Tuesday night.

Thomas Partey is facing weeks on the sidelines with another muscle injury that he sustained in training last week. The Ghana international was on the verge of making a return to the squad before suffering a set-back, which is a big blow for Arsenal.

Gabriel Jesus is also on the treatment table after picking up a hamstring injury against Sevilla two weeks ago. Jesus is known to be a quick healer but the Brazilian won’t be in contention on Tuesday night as he continues to recover from his latest injury.

Jurrien Timber is out for the foreseeable future after undergoing surgery on an ACL injury while Emile Smith Rowe is also facing another spell on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury in training last week.

As for Sevilla, they’ll need to assess Sergio Ramos and Fernando after they missed the draw at Celta Vigo on Saturday due to calf and back injuries respectively.

Marcao is out with an adductor injury while Alfonso Pastor is nursing a knee complaint, however, goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic is available again after recovering from a finger injury.

Likely line-ups

Arteta is unlikely to tinker too much with his line-up as he looks to avoid a third consecutive defeat. The Gunners need a win to all-but secure their progress to the knockout stages so we should expect a strong team on Tuesday.

Oleksandr Zinchenko is likely to be recalled at left-back with Takehiro Tomiyasu making way. Jorginho could start again in the holding role but we may see Kai Havertz dropping out with Fabio Vieira given a chance to impress in midfield if Odegaard misses out.

Eddie Nketiah struggled to get in the game against Newcastle but he’s likely to keep his place up front in the absence of Jesus. Leandro Trossard is an option if Arteta wants to freshen things up in attack but Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli should keep their places.

David Raya is expected to retain his place ahead of Aaron Ramsdale in goal while Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes and William Saliba are all expected to keep their places in Arsenal’s defence.

Arsenal XI: Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Jorginho, Rice, Vieira; Saka, Martinelli, Nketiah

Likely Sevilla XI:  Nyland; Navas, Gudelj, Bade, Acuna; Rakitic, Soumare, Sow; Lukebakio, En-Nesyri, Ocampos

Predicted score

Arsenal need to bounce back from two frustrating defeats and they’ll be confident of seeing off Sevilla on home soil. The Gunners won the reverse fixture in Spain and despite their injury problems, Arsenal should still have too much quality for the La Liga outfit.

If Arteta’s men can keep things tight at the back, the likes of Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli should be able to breach the Sevilla defence on a couple of occasions. Arsenal 2-0 Sevilla

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