Arsenal Boss Unai Emery wants to wrap up their progress to the knockout rounds of the Europa League with victory on Thursday against Sporting.

A win would send Arsenal through to the knockout rounds of the tournament, with Unai Emery looking to bring European glory to the Emirates.

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Arsenal have three wins from three in the Europa League so far this season, and have been impressive in the league.

Speaking ahead of the matchup, Emery said via London Football News:

Of course the first (thought) for us is to finish first in this group.

It is a very important match because they are second in the table and if we win, we are first in the group. That’s our clear target.

We want to find our focus in two ways – one is in this competition, which is very important for us. It’s one way (to win) a title and get into the Champions League next year.

The second focus is on our work, to continue to improve and to continue with the players, taking responsibility and confidence.

They (Sporting) are a team with very good players, very good history, also in this competition.

They’ve changed the coach but I think for them tomorrow is a very big match and a very good test in this competition, also for fighting for first position against us. But we want tomorrow to give a big match with our personality.

The Gunners take on Sporting on Thursday evening at the Emirates Stadium.