Arsenal vs Sporting live score, updates, highlights & lineups from ...

16 Mar 2023
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Arsenal take a step away from their fierce Premier League title chase to contest a key Europa League home match against Portuguese side Sporting CP at the ...

Arsenal take a step away from their fierce Premier League title chase to contest a key Europa League home match against Portuguese side Sporting CP at the Emirates Stadium.

Mikel Arteta rotated the squad heavily for the first leg in Lisbon last week, and it showed, as the Gunners flopped their way to a 2-2 draw. With the matchup now still very much in the balance, Arteta has a big decision on his hands.

Arsenal sit five points up in the Premier League table and have a lot of work left to do to secure this year's title, but a European push will be almost as enticing, and with a spot in the quarterfinals on the line today, the momentum provided by advancing past a strong Portuguese club would be palpable.

The Gunners are almost completely healthy now as well, meaning there is a bevy of options for Arteta to turn to depending on how he views this Round of 16 second leg.

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The Sporting News will be following the match live and providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

Arsenal vs Sporting live score   1H 2H Score Agg Arsenal – – 2 Sporting – – 2


Predicted lineups:

Arsenal (4-3-3, right to left): 30. Turner (GK) — 4. White, 12. Saliba, 6. Gabriel, 35. Zinchenko — 8. Odegaard, 5. Partey, 34. Xhaka — 7. Saka, 9. Jesus, 11. Martinelli.

Sporting (3-4-3, right to left): 1. Adan (GK) — 3. St. Juste, 25. Inacio, 2. Matheus — 47. Esgaio, 15. Ugarte, 28. Goncalves, 11. Santos — 10. Edwards, 20. Paulinho, 17. Trincao.

Arsenal vs Sporting live updates, highlights, commentary

120 mins to kick: The debate about tonight's team selection by Mikel Arteta is a fascinating one. Some folks act like playing a first-choice lineup is somehow a knife to the throat of their Premier League title, which just isn't accurate, but there's certainly risk involved.

Resting players in the first leg clearly had its disadvantages, so it tracks that Arteta will see this fixture as important. Still, there could be some rotation if the Premier League is prioritised.

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Aside from a knock to Eddie Nketiah and the long-term absence of Mohamed Elneny, there are no injury concerns for Arsenal heading into this match. Gabriel Jesus returned to action over the weekend, and while it's unclear whether he'll be fit to start, he will at least be available off the bench.

Leandro Trossard made his return to the starting lineup over the weekend as well, as Mikel Arteta's attacking options are once again at nearly full strength. Arsenal players who will be suspended with their next yellow card include Gabriel Martinelli and Kieran Tierney.

Arsenal projected starting lineup (4-3-3): Turner (GK) — White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko — Odegaard, Partey, Xhaka — Saka, Jesus, Martinelli.

Arsenal subs (11): (Lineups released one hour prior to kickoff)

One of the major narratives of this match is the absence of key Sporting midfielders Sebastian Coates and Hidemasa Morita, who both triggered yellow card suspensions with bookings in the first leg. Sporting will, however, get Manuel Ugarte back from his first-leg suspension.

Former Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin will not feature against his previous club after picking up a knee injury.

Sporting projected starting lineup (3-4-3): Adan (GK) — St. Juste, Inacio, Matheus — Esgaio, Ugarte, Goncalves, Santos — Edwards, Paulinho, Trincao.

Sporting subs (11): (Lineups released one hour prior to kickoff)

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The Gunners are level with Sporting on the aggregate score (2-2), but the Premier League club sees itself as heavy favourites both in the 90 minutes and to advance. They are hovering around 1/3 to win the match in most places, while Sporting sit as huge 7/1 underdogs.

While that might be selling the Portuguese side a bit short, it's clear that Arsenal are deserving of their pedestal, as even their second-choice lineup was good enough for a draw in the first leg.

There's some confusion over the flow of this game, as the betting market thinks it will be difficult for Sporting to find the back of the net, but the total goals over is still juiced up to around 2/3.

win Draw Sporting
win Both teams
to score Y / N Over / Under
2.5 goals Arsenal
advance Sporting
advance BetMGM
-275 +400 +700 +100 / -140 -155 / +110 -650 +380 Sports
-303 +397 +695 -110 / +141 -154 / +115 -667 +370 SkyBet
1/3 19/5 15/2 1/1, 8/11 2/3, 11/10 1/8 9/2 Neds
1.33 4.80 9.00 1.95 / 1.75 1.64 / 2.15 1.14 5.20 Dafabet
1.38 5.40 8.40 2.02 / 1.80 1.71 / 2.20 1.18 5.40
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