Sevilla have sacked head coach Jorge Sampaoli ahead of the club's Europa League quarter-final against Manchester United. The Spanish side beat Fenerbahce to progress to the last eight but their domestic form has been far less impressive, with Sampaoli unable to improve the club's form after replacing Julen Lopetegui in October. Sevilla currently sit two points above the relegation zone in 14th place, with a 2-0 defeat at Getafe on Sunday Sampaoli's final game in charge.
The Gunners refuse to wilt after shock Sporting defeat as they move eight points clear in Premier League title race
The Gunners were beaten by Sporting in a penalty shootout on Thursday as they failed to reach the quarter-finals of the Europa League. Attention now switches back to domestic matters, with Arsenal aiming to move further clear at the summit. Managerless Crystal Palace are the visitors to the Emirates Stadium and, with closest title rivals Manchester City in FA Cup action, Arteta's side could head into the international break with a healthy lead.
Though it will sting, the Gunners’ shock defeat by Sporting Lisbon should work to their advantage in key title battle