Arsenal fought hard to earn a point against high flying Liverpool in the Premier League at the weekend and next up, the Gunners will collide vs Sporting CP in the Europa League.
Last month, the north Londoners defeated the Portuguese side in their own backyard and Emery’s men should be considered favorites to earn all three points at the Emirates as well.
After winning the first three group games, Arsenal already have one foot in the KO stages of the competition, so, we can expect the manager to rest more than a few key players for the tie against the Primeira Liga club.
Lichtsteiner and Maitland-Niles should return to the lineup to start in the fullback positions. Sokratis will probably return to start with Holding in the central defense in front of Petr Cech.
In the center of the park, Welsh international Aaron Ramsey could get the nod to start with summer signing Guendouzi.
As far as the attack is concerned, the likes of Mkhitaryan, Iwobi and Smith Rowe will likely start behind English striker Welbeck. Here is Arsenal’s probable 4-2-3-1 XI vs Sporting.