The Premier League leaders will continue their quest, when Arsenal face Sporting CP in the Europa League round of 16 in Portugal on Thursday.
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The Gunners sit five points above two-time defending champions Manchester City as they chase their first PL title since 2004, all the while they chase their first European trophy since lifting the 1993-94 Cup Winners’ Cup.
Ahead of the round of 16 first legs on Thursday, Arsenal are joint-betting favorites to win the Europa League, checking in at +250 alongside fellow PL side Manchester United.
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Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Sporting vs Arsenal.
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How to watch Sporting vs Arsenal live, stream link and start time
Kickoff: 12:45pm ET Thursday
TV Channel/Stream: Paramount Plus
Updates: Via NBCSports.com
Key storylines & star players
Star striker Gabriel Jesus has been out since the World Cup after undergoing knee surgery, but the Brazilian is nearing a return to action — so much so that manager Mikel Arteta wouldn’t go so far as to rule him out during his Wednesday pre-match press conference.
“News on the squad will be tomorrow. We have brought a few players and you will see tomorrow who is available.
“We will try not to rush him back, we will try to make a fair assessment between what he needs and when is comfortable and also giving the team a boost that it’s going to need in the next few weeks for sure.
“Everything is going well, he needs time as well to get himself that confidence and that physical state that is necessary to compete with a free mind and once he’s free to do that, we will throw him in.”
Arsenal team news, injuries, lineup options
OUT: Mohamed Elneny (knock) | QUESTIONABLE: Gabriel Jesus (knee), Leandro Trossard (groin), Eddie Nketiah (undisclosed)
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