Arsenal is set to return to Europa League action against Sporting Lisbon in the round of 16. The Gunners’ last Europa League game was in November, but with Barcelona’s elimination, they stand a good chance of winning the competition. They also have an excellent record against Sporting, having not conceded a goal in their four previous meetings.
However, Sporting is a dangerous team and ruthlessly beat Tottenham 2-0 earlier this year in the Champions League. They have also won their last four games and are known for playing slick football. Although they struggled in the first leg of their last-16 play-off against Midtjylland, they managed to turn it around.
The Europa League round of 16 first leg will kick off at 5:45 pm. Sporting’s starting XI includes Adan, Reis, St. Juste, Coates, Inacio, Esgaio, Morita, Goncalves, Edwards, Trincao, and Paulinho. Arsenal’s starting XI includes Turner, White, Saliba, Kiwior, Zinchenko, Vieira, Jorginho, Xhaka, Saka, Martinelli, and Nelson.
TalkSPORT 2 will have live commentary from Lisbon with Jim Proudfoot and former England striker Dean Ashton. Fans can tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website or listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through their smart speaker, and on 1089 or 1053 AM.
Arsenal has been pursuing glory and success in recent years. They have a rich history of winning titles and trophies and are known for their attacking style of play. The Gunners have been successful in the Europa League in the past and will be looking to add another trophy to their collection this season.
Sporting Lisbon is a formidable opponent and will be looking to cause an upset. They have a talented squad and are capable of beating any team on their day. The Portuguese side will be hoping to replicate their performance against Tottenham earlier this year and secure a victory against Arsenal.
The Europa League is a prestigious competition that attracts some of the best teams in Europe. It provides an opportunity for teams to showcase their talent and compete against some of the best players in the world. Arsenal has been successful in the competition in the past and will be hoping to add another trophy to their collection this season.
In conclusion, Arsenal’s pursuit for glory continues as they return to Europa League action against Sporting Lisbon in the round of 16. The Gunners have an excellent record against Sporting and will be hoping to maintain their unbeaten run against them. However, Sporting is a dangerous team and will be looking to cause an upset. Fans can tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 for live commentary on the match.