Teams: Sporting Lisbon v Arsenal: Ramsey captain, Xhaka starts at left-back

By on October 25, 2018

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Arsenal are in Portugal ahead of our Europa League group stage encounter with Sporting Lisbon this evening and we can put one foot in the knockout stages with a win.

As expected, Unai Emery has made some changes to his starting eleven with Aaron Ramsey coming in to captain the side while Danny Welbeck supports Pierre-Emerick Aubemayng – who replaces Alexandre Lacazette up front.

It looks like Granit Xhaka will start at left-back having filled-in in that position during the final 30 minutes on Monday night while Sokratis comes back in to the side after recovering from an ankle injury.

These are the teams:

Sporting Lisbon

Ribeiro; Ristovski, Coates, André Pinto, Acuña; Petrovic, Gudelj, Battaglia, Bruno Fernandes; Nani, Montero.

Subs: Salin, Mane, Mathieu, Diaby, Gaspar, Jovane Cabral, Miguel Luis


Leno, Lichtsteiner, Sokratis, Holding, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Elneny, Ramsey, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang, Welbeck.

Subs: Martinez, Lacazette, Ozil, Torreira, Iwobi, Mustafi, Jenkinson