Arsenal stretched their winning streak to ten games in a row with an emphatic 3-1 comeback win over Leicester City on Monday.
The Gunners are currently top their group in the Europa League and are ahead of Sporting Lisbon on goal difference.
The Portuguese giants have also picked up six points from their first two games and this fixture might well decide who finishes at the top of the group.
The game promises to be one of the most evenly-matched encounters of the group stages and fireworks will fly when Unai Emery’s men visit Portugal to face Sporting Lisbon on Thursday.
Emery has provided his fringe players with game time in the Europa League and he should do the same this time around as well.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Aaron Ramsey and Matteo Guendouzi should start after coming off the bench against Leicester City.
Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac missed Monday’s game due to minor hamstring issues but they could feature in the matchday squad.
Sokratis did not feature on Monday but should return to the line-up for Thursday’s game. Meanwhile, Laurent Koscielny, who was sidelined due to a long-term Achilles injury, is back to training but might not be rushed back into action.
Manager: Unai Emery
Bernd Leno (GK)
Stephan Lichtsteiner (RB)
Rob Holding (CB)
Nacho Monreal (LB)
Matteo Guendouzi (CDM)
Mohamed Elneny (CDM)
Emile Smith Rowe (RW)
Aaron Ramsey (CAM)
Danny Welbeck (LW)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ST)