Europa League: Arsenal draw 0-0 at Emirates against Sporting Lisbon
6 days ago, 07:56
- Arsenal and Sporting Lisbon settle for a draw at the Emirates in a Europa League match
- Danny Welbeck suffered a terrible injury after landing awkwardly from an aerial challenge
- The north London club will host Wolverhampton Wanderers at home in a Premier League tie
Arsenal continued their 14-match unbeaten run in all competitions as they were held to a 0-0 scoreline in the Europa League by visiting Sporting Lisbon.
England international Danny Welbeck suffered a horrible leg injury after contesting an aerial ball with Bruno Gaspar where he landed awkwardly.
The former Manchester United star was stretched off and was consoled by his teammates and the opponents one of which was Portugal's Nani.
The first half remained scoreless as both sides competed evenly for a place in the next round of the competition.
In the 59th minute, many fans thought Arsenal had scored after Alex Iwobi's pass to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was slammed into the side netting by the Gabonese.
Iwobi also had a couple of shot on goal but could only find the target once as Welbeck's first half chance was the best in the match.
Aubameyang was clear on goal in the 88th minute but was hacked down by Jeremy Mathieu with a professional foul as the French defender was sent off.
The resulting free kick was blazed over by Aubameyang as the Gunners settled for a draw in the not too entertaining contest.
Unai Emery's side top the Group E with ten points from four matches and would need only a draw in their next game to ensure qualification.
Arsenal will be hoping to end their three-match winless streak when they entertain Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates before the international break.
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