Arsenal return to Europa League action four months after their last game in the competition. They still sit at the top of the league and are now also starting to welcome players back into their squad.
With the prospect of facing Thursday-Sunday football for the rest of the season Mikel Arteta will have to balance his squad and rotate effectively in order to overcome a tough schedule. Mixing an unexpected title race with the chance of winning a first ever European trophy is still an exciting opportunity though.
Arteta often went with a heavily rotated XI for the group stage but has ahead of him one of the strongest pools of remaining teams in the competitions history. Ensuring that players are kept fresh and ready for action could go some way to defining just how much success is achieved between now and the end of the season.
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With the action getting underway in the competition for Arsenal once more, here’s how to follow the game.
Sporting CP vs Arsenal kick-off time
Arsenal’s last-16 Europa League tie against Portuguese side Sporting CP is due to kick-off at 5:45pm on Thursday, March 9.
The game is taking place at the Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon, Portugal.
How to watch Sporting CP vs Arsenal
The game is being broadcasted on BT Sport 2 with coverage starting at 5:15pm but can also be followed on football.london via the dedicated matchday liveblog for all the build-up, action as it happens and post-match reaction.
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