Arsenal will take on Sporting CP in the first leg of the Round of 16 in the Europa League at the Estadio Jose Alvalade XXI on Thursday evening.
The Gunners emerged as Group A winners and will now face Ruben Amorim’s side, who brushed aside FC Midtjylland 5-1 (agg.) in the playoffs.
Arsenal fought back brilliantly against Bournemouth to seal a thrilling 3-2 victory in the Premier League last weekend which should boost their morale before resuming continental commitments.
Meanwhile, Sporting head into this fixture on the back of a narrow 1-0 win over Portimonense in the Primeira Liga.
🇵🇹 Sporting XI: Adam; Inacio, Coates, St. Juste; Esgaio, Pedro Gonçalves, Morita, Reis; Edwards, Paulinho, Trincao
🏴Arsenal XI: Turner; Kiwior, White, Saliba, Zinchenko; Xhaka, Jorginho; Saka, Fábio Vieira, Nelson; Martinelli