Arsenal vs Sporting: Gunners put Premier League title charge aside as they eye Europa League last-8 spot – stream, TV | The Sun

ARSENAL have been in tremendous form this season – but Sporting will be determined to throw a spanner in the works during their Europa League last-16 second leg.

Three first half goals from Gabriel, Gabriel Martinelli and Martin Odegaard saw the Gunners blow Fulham away on the weekend.

It meant that Mikel Arteta's men became the first team in football league history to win five consecutive away London derbies while keeping a clean sheet.

However, the North London outfit will now need to put their Premier League title aspirations on hold as they look to overcome their Europa League first leg hiccup against Portuguese giants Sporting.

And having only lost to twice at home all season, Arsenal are certainly favourites to progress to the quarter-final stage.

When is Arsenal vs Sporting?

  • Arsenal's mouth-watering Europa League second leg against Sporting will take place on Thursday, March 16.
  • It is scheduled to get underway at 8pm UK time.
  • Emirates Stadium in North London is the allocated arena for this fixture and it can host approximately 60,000 fans.
  • The Gunners were held to a 2-2 draw when the sides met in the reverse fixture.

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What TV channel is it on and can it be live streamed?

  • Arsenal vs Sporting will be broadcast LIVE on BT Sport 2 in the UK.
  • Coverage is expected to commence from 7:15pm UK time – 45 minutes before kick-off.
  • Subscription members of BT Sport can stream the entire action live via the BT Sport website or app.
  • Alternatively, SunSport will have minute-by-minute coverage of the whole match including build up and reaction.

What is the team news?

Mikel Arteta will be delighted to almost be at full strength with only Eddie Nketiah and Mohamed Elneny unavailable for the Sporting clash.

Furthermore, the Arsenal boss could be tempted into providing Gabriel Jesus with his first start since November following his 11-minute cameo against Fulham.

Meanwhile, Ruben Amorim will be sweating over the fitness of Antonio Adan and ex-Gunners full-back Hector Bellerin who need assessments before the huge Europa League contest.

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Furthermore, Captain Sebastian Coates and Hidemasa Morita are ruled out through suspension.

However, Daniel Braganca could return to the fold as the midfielder is back in full training.

What are the odds?

  • Arsenal to win 4/11
  • Draw 15/4
  • Sporting 15/2

To qualify

  • Arsenal 2/13
  • Sporting 4/1

*Odds courtesy of Ladbrokes are correct at time of publication

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