Arsenal are placed first with nine points from three wins. They have a positive goal difference of +6 and in their most recent match, they defeated Sporting by the minimal result. The game started out slow and not much was seen in the first half. In the second half, both sides went all in and the fact that there were five yellow cards shown, best pictures how bad they wanted to win. Welbeck of Arsenal was the only scorer of the clash and he did it in the seventy-eight minute.
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Arsenal: Cech; Kolasinac, Sokratis, Holding, Lichtsteiner; Guendouzi, Xhaka; Welbeck, Ramsey, Iwobi; Aubameyang
Sporting: Ribeiro; Gaspar, Coates, Mathieu, Acuna; Gudelj, Petrovic; Nani, Fernandes, Cabral; Dost
Arsenal have lots of missing players for the match against Sporting Lisbon. Carl Jenkinson, Konstantinos Mavropanos and Mohamed Elneny are injured and they will not play on Thursday night. Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Laurent Koscielny are another two players who will not play on this match. Sokratis and Nacho Monreal are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are available to play.