Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

TONIGHT'S BIG GAME; Arsenal V Sparta Prague Champions League, Group B, Highbury, (Sky Sports Xtra, 7.45pm)

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

TONIGHT'S BIG GAME; Arsenal V Sparta Prague Champions League, Group B, Highbury, (Sky Sports Xtra, 7.45pm)

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Byline: MICHAEL COOPER

THE LINE-UPS

ARSENAL: (probable, 4-4-2) Lehmann; Lauren, Campbell, Toure, Clichy; Pires, Gilberto, Fabregas, Reyes; Van Persie/Bergkamp, Henry

SPARTA PRAGUE: (probable, 4-4-2) Blazek; Zelenka, Slepicka, Petrous, Lukas; Kadlec, Petras, Volek, Pospech; Matusovic, Polacek

THE ROAD TO PARIS

14 September: Arsenal 2 Thun 1 27 September: Ajax 1 Arsenal 2 18 October: Sparta Prague 0 Arsenal 2 Tonight: Arsenal v Sparta Prague 22 November: Thun v Arsenal 7 December: Arsenal v Ajax Last 16 matches: 21 February/8 March Quarterfinals: 28 March/5 April Semi-finals: 18/26 April Final: 17 May (Paris, Stade de France)

LAST TIME THEY MET

Sparta Prague 0 Arsenal 2

18 October 2005, Toyota Arena

With two brilliant strikes, Thierry Henry made history by becoming Arsenal's all-time leading goalscorer. The Frenchman took his tally to 186 goals and beyond the previous best set by Ian Wright in this clash against the Czechs. …

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