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Arsenal boss Unai Emery has challenged his team to beat Sporting Lisbon to qualify for the last 32 of the Europa League as group winners.
The London club have won all three of their Europa League matches and will guarantee top spot with two games to spare with a home win on Thursday.
Portugues giants Sporting are second in Group E, with six points from their three matches.
“It’s a very important match because if we win we’re first in the group – that’s our clear target,” said Emery.
“This competition is very important for us. It’s one way to win a title and get into the Champions League next year.
“We want to continue to improve and to continue with the players taking responsibility and confidence. I want to continue at the Emirates with our supporters with the same spirit as in the matches against Blackpool, Leicester and Liverpool.”
England international Danny Welbeck scored the only goal in Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Sporting in Portugal in October.