Arsenal host Sevilla at the Emirates Stadium this evening in the UEFA Champions League, with a kick-off time of 20:00, the referee is István Kovács and the match is live on TNT Sports 2 and TNT Sports Ultimate.
Tonight’s opponents Sevilla have only picked up two points from their two matches in La Liga since the sides met at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium in October, with a 2-2 draw away at Cadiz and a 1-1 draw away at Celta Vigo. The Gunners, meanwhile, have picked up 3 points from their two league matches since the 2-1 win in Sevilla, with a 5-0 win at home against Sheffield United and a 1-0 defeat at St. James’ Park versus Newcastle, which saw their unbeaten run in the Premier League come to an end in controversial circumstances.
Arsenal XI: 22. Raya, 4. White, 2. Saliba, 6. Gabriel, 18. Tomiyasu, 20. Jorginho (c), 41. Rice, 29. Havertz, 7. Saka, 11. Martinelli, 19. Trossard.
Substitutes: 1. Ramsdale (GK), 31. Hein (GK), 17. Cedric, 15. Kiwior, 35. Zinchenko, 21. Vieira, 25. Elneny, 85. Cozier-Duberry, 71. Sagoe Jr, 24. Nelson.
Sevilla XI: 1. Dmitrovic, 26. Sánchez, 22. Badé, 6. Gudelj, 29. Salas, 20. Fernando (c), 8. Jordan, 17. Lamela, 18. Sow, 3. Pedrosa, 15. Y. En-Nesyri.
Substitutes: 31. Flores, 2. Gattoni, 5. L. Ocampos, 7. Suso, 9. Mir, 10. Rakitic, 11. Lukébakio, 12. Díaz, 14. Nianzou, 16. Navas, 21. Óliver Torres, 24. Soumaré.
Referee: István Kovács (Romania).
Assistant Referee: Vasile Florin Marinescu (Romania).
Assistant Referee: Mihai Ovidiu Artene (Romania).
Fourth Official: Horațiu Mircea Feșnic (Romania).
Video Assistant Referee: TBC (TBC).
Additional Video Assistant Referee: TBC (TBC).
UEFA Referee Observer: Costas Kapitanis (Cyprus).
UEFA Delegate: Romano Clavadetscher (Switzerland).
Pre-match views from the forum:
Red London: “I feel like that’s a bit of a misconception ‘being qualified’. We want to finish first which means realistically we need to play our first team again for another game even if we beat Sevilla. I guess beating Sevilla means we can finish first with a game to spare, would be useful.
We really need to finish 1st because it looks like all the top teams are finishing first for the most part, 2nd place almost guarantees a top 8 European side as it stands.”
Tom Mix: “I’d start Tomi at LB and start Zinchenko against Burnley.
We should go for mobility in attack, again Havertz on the bench and start Nketiah. Maybe swap them for Burnley.
I expect us to win this but would really like to see Saka and Martinelli getting up to somewhere near their best form.”
AberGooner: “I’d still love to see Martinelli through the middle but I realise there’s virtually no chance of that happening.
I hope it’s Trossard we see there tonight as opposed to Havertz. I’d trust him a lot more to convert any chances we get.”