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Sporting Lisbon vs Arsenal Player Lineups

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North London giants Arsenal will be hoping to continue their impressive winning run when they take on Sporting Lisbon in their Europa League clash in Group E.

The game on Thursday evening provides the Gunners with the opportunity to take charge of the group after both teams started their respective group stage campaigns with two successive victories.

Hosts Sporting Lisbon have a formidable record at home but come into the Arsenal game on the back of two league defeats in three games which has seen them drop to within four points of Portuguese Super League leaders Benfica.

On the other hand, the Gunners are one of the in-form teams on the European football scene at the moment after a run of ten straight wins in all competitions made possible by the 3-1 victory over Leicester City on Monday night.

Ahead of the game, Arsenal manager could make as much as seven changes to his side with one eye on the Premier League game with Crystal Palace at the weekend.

Predicted Sporting Lisbon XI:

Romain Salin; Bruno Gaspar, Sebastian Coates, Jeremy Mathieu, Jefferson Nascimento; Nani, Bruno Fernandes, Nemanja Gudelj, Marcos Acuna, Carlos Mane; Fredy Montero

Predicted Arsenal XI:

Bernd Leno; Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding, Sokratis Papasthathopoulos, Stephan Lichsteiner; Mohamed Elneny, Matteo Guendouzi; Emile Smith-Rowe, Aaron Ramsey, Danny Welbeck; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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