Europa League : Arsenal set for Sporting Lisbon clash

Arsenal will move to Estadio Jose Alvalade to face Sporting Lisbon to continue their Europa League campaign on Thursday, when Manchester city rivals Chelsea will host BATE Borisov of Belarus.



Arsenal and Sporting sit on six points apiece after two games, with Azerbaijan's Qarabag and fellow strugglers Vorskla of Ukraine still pointless.


Sporting are fifth in Portugal's top flight, four points off the top with former Manchester United star Nani having scored three goals from seven league outings.




If Arsenal needed more reason to believe in their chances of going all the way, they need not look far. As coach of Sevilla in 2013-2016, Emery led the Spaniards to three consecutive Europa League titles.


Emery stated after a 3-1 win over Leicester City on Monday in which Mesut Ozil scored and provided an assist in a man-of-the-match performance :


"We are beginning to play with heart, I think we played some sexy football."




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