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SportArsenal Player Ratings: Sporting Lisbon (H)

00:30  09 november  2018
00:30  09 november  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Monreal and Sokratis doubts for Sporting clash

Monreal and Sokratis doubts for Sporting clash For all of Arsenal’s impressive displays this season, they still have a lengthy injury list to contend with in the run-up to Thursday’s Europa League battle with Sporting Lisbon, according to reports from the medical team. Nacho Monreal is still carrying a hamstring injury that has ruled him out since the 5-1 demolition of Fulham in October, in which he assisted Alexandre Lacazette for the opening goal. Prior to picking up the problem, the 32-year-old Spaniard featured in nine successive wins in all competitions, charting three assists and a goal against West Ham. Sokratis appears to be keeping Monreal company in the medical room, as his ankle injury from international duty with Greece looks destined to rule him out against Sporting. It was initially thought that the centre-back would be fully fit, especially after playing 90 minutes in the reverse fixture in Lisbon, however, the recurring problem has prevented him from featuring since. Fortunately for the Gunners, the welcome returns of Sead Kolasinac and Hector Bellerin have eased the defensive frailties that Unai Emery faced previously. Nevertheless, with two matches in four days and the additional absence of Laurent Koscielny and Konstantinos Mavropanos at the back, there could be some rotation at the Emirates this Thursday. Given their dominance in Europa League’s Group E, Emery may prioritise the hosting of Wolves on Sunday. Nuno Santo’s men have lost three on the bounce and Arsenal will hope to capitalise on this slump as the title race begins to gather pace.

Danny Welbeck scored the only goal of the game as Arsenal made it 11 wins in a row. The England striker lashed home a second-half finish to see off Sporting

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Arsenal Player Ratings: Sporting Lisbon (H) © Richard Heathcote/Getty Images Sport Arsenal v Sporting CP - UEFA Europa League - Group E

Arsenal held Sporting Lisbon to a 0-0 draw at the Emirates to guarantee themselves a place in the next round of the Europa League.

With little action to report on, the Gunners will be hoping the injury sustained to Danny Welbeck wasn’t as serious as first anticipated, with the England international needing a stretcher and an oxygen mask to leave the field in the first half.

Jérémy Mathieu was sent off for a professional challenge late on, hacking down Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as he bore down on goal, but Arsenal couldn’t take advantage of the away side’s personnel deficit in the final minutes.

Arsenal predicted XI: Sporting (H)

Arsenal predicted XI: Sporting (H) Arsenal host Sporting Lisbon at The Emirates on Thursday as they look to extend their 15-match unbeaten run. The Gunners beat Sporting 1-0 in Lisbon two weeks ago, with forward Danny Welbeck scoring the only goal of the game. Emery’s side were held to a 1-1 draw by Liverpool in the Premier League at the weekend, with changes expected for this Europa League clash. Here is how we expect Arsenal to line up… 2/12 SLIDES © Julian Finney/Getty Images Sport Petr Cech Back from injury, Cech should get some minutes under his belt in goal.

Premier League giants Arsenal showed why they are one of the in-form teams on the European football scene after the Gunners secured an eleventh successive win in all competitions via a 1-0 victory over Sporting Lisbon . He was denied by the Sporting Lisbon goalkeeper on two occasions.

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Here is how we rated the Arsenal players during this encounter.

Arsenal keeping eye on Nelson progress.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery has today spoken about loan star Reiss Nelson, as well as addressing talk of an early recall for the Gunners youngster. The 18-year old winger joined Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim in the summer on a season-long loan, and has excelled in his early outings for the club. Having faced fierce competition at the Emirates Stadium this season, Germany was lined up as a good destination for the England Under-21s international, with fellow Englishmen Jadon Sancho and Ademola Lookman also flourishing in the German top flight over the last 12 months. And since joining Hoffenheim, Nelson has been in red hot form, scoring five goals and assisting one in just six Bundesliga appearances. Talking ahead of tonight’s Europa League clash with Sporting Lisbon, Emery confirmed the club are keeping an eye on young Nelson, although it is too early to talk about a recall for the forward. Emery said: “He can take responsibility, minutes and confidence in a team where he can play more.” “Then the objective with him is to come back with us and grow with this experience. My experience in Spain and France is that with this loan the player can achieve this.” “With Reiss, we are very happy with him at the moment. We follow him every match. We are thinking about how he can help us in the future.” When pressed on whether it was likely that Nelson could have his loan spell cut short to make an early return to London, Emery continued: “At the moment we don’t speak about that.

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