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UCL: Sevilla vs Arsenal – Match Preview, Team News, Predicted Lineups

Arsenal will want to get back on track in their Champions League group as they make the trip to Spain to face Europa League holders Sevilla.

Arsenal may have preserved their unbeaten start to the Premier League season by fighting back for a 2-2 draw at Chelsea on Saturday, but it has not been plain sailing for the Gunners on their return to the UEFA Champions League. Having suffered a surprise defeat at Lens on Matchday 2, Mikel Arteta’s men need a positive result when they visit Sevilla on Tuesday.

With late efforts from Declan Rice and Leandro Trossard helping Arsenal recover from a two-goal deficit at Stamford Bridge, they have only lost one of their 13 games across all competitions in 2023-24 (eight wins, four draws), with that lone defeat coming in Europe three weeks ago.

Sevilla have sacked their manager, Jose Luis Mendilibar, who helped them win the Europa League last season. Former Uruguay manager Diego Alonso has replaced him, and managed to play a draw against Real Madrid in his first game.

However, Sevilla has only managed to beat Las Palmas and Almeria this season. Nevertheless, they are yet to suffer a defeat in the Champions League as they managed to draw 1-1 against Lens on matchday 1 and 2-2 against PSV on matchday 2.

A draw against Los Blancos this weekend should have boosted Sevilla’s morale ahead of the game against Arsenal.

Sevilla vs Arsenal: Team News

Alfonso Pastor and striker Mariano Diaz are the only players who will miss the clash against Arsenal. Erik Lamela will be available again after suffering a muscle injury.

Youssef En-Nesyri was an enforced withdrawal late on in their draw with Real Madrid, although the Moroccan is not suffering from an injury. Boubakary Soumare will keep his place in the XI after a good performance in the weekend.

Sergio Ramos is expected to start alongside Jesus Navas and Marcos Acuna. Both Sevilla full-backs will be given the task of keeping Martinelli and Saka quiet throughout the whole game.

Aaron Ramsdale should be back in the squad after he attended the birth of his child. However, it is still unknown whether the English goalkeeper will return between the sticks after falling below the pecking order in the goalkeeping rank.

However, with Ramsdale back, Jurien Timber is the only absentee in the squad. Furthermore, Thomas Partey will be in contention to start the game after missing the fixture against Chelsea.

Sevilla vs Arsenal Predicted XIs

Sevilla possible starting lineup:
Nyland; Navas, Gudelj, Ramos, Acuna; Sow, Soumare, Rakitic; Lukebakio, En-Nesyri, Ocampos

Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Rice, Partey; Saka, Jesus, Martinelli

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