The Bosnian's comeback has freed Granit Xhaka to move to his favoured defensive midfield position, and both men are expected to retain their places for this fourth Group E outing.
After sitting out the Liverpool match through suspension, Matteo Guendouzi is likely to come back into the side, while Sokratis is also in contention to feature for the first time since the 1-0 win at Sporting in the reverse fixture.
Despite his shaky form, Bernd Leno appears to be Emery's first-choice keeper in the Premier League, so Petr Cech looks certain to be given some more minutes in midweek.
Elsewhere, Alex Iwobi, Aaron Ramsey and Welbeck were all used from the bench last weekend and should therefore start against Sporting as Emery is given the chance to rotate.
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