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Live Reporting

Emlyn Begley

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  1. Post update

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had twice as many shots as any other Arsenal player (4), but not one was on target.

    They only had two efforts on target, the Danny Welbeck chance where he was injured and Henrikh Mkhitaryan's tame shot.

  2. 'We wish him the best'

    Arsenal 0-0 Sporting Lisbon


    Arsenal's Alex Iwobi

    Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi speaking to BT Sport: "We knew it was going to be tough as when we played them away it was not easy. It is a decent result but we have to keep the focus into the next games.

    "It is mentally challenging [playing on after a team-mate is badly injured] but sometimes it comes with the game, and Danny [Welbeck] has had a lot of injuries. We wish him the best and will keep on encouraging and motivating him to get back.

    "We have to give credit to Sporting and they were compact but we lacked a bit of composure, even from myself.

    "It was sad as Pierre [Aubameyang] was through, but it was a smart challenge from [Jeremy] Mathieu and unfortunate for us as we weren't able to get the goal.

    "We will go again at Wolves which we know won't be easy as they have started the season well."

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    According to BT Sport, Danny Welbeck has gone to hospital for tests.

  4. Post update

    Danny Welbeck is out of contract at the end of the season.

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    Alex Iwobi says it was "mentally challenging" to play on after Danny Welbeck's injury.

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    Doubt anyone out there is hanging on my every word, but at 22:04 GMT when I said two other teams have progressed, it was three - FC Zurich also went through despite losing 1-0 to Bayer Leverkusen.

    That's one of two groups where the qualification spots have already been decided.

  7. Post update

    Considering how well they defended, it's surprising to find out that was Sporting's first away clean sheet in the Europa League since September 2011 (2-0 vs FC Zurich), ending a run of 18 games.

    They managed ZERO shots on target in both games against Arsenal.

  8. 'Thoughts with Welbeck'

    Arsenal 0-0 Sporting Lisbon


    Arsenal's Petr Cech

    Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech speaking to BT Sport: "They defended really well and we created half chances.

    "We had a lot of possession. We did well to control the game and play well at the back and they didn't have a lot of chances. it took us a while to open them up and this is the kind of game where you need to score. It's disappointing not to score as we wanted to guarantee top spot.

    "Danny [Welbeck]'s looked like a serious injury which is not nice to see and our thoughts are with him and also Stephan [Lichtsteiner].

    "At half-time we knew we were doing good, we just need to push for the goal and maintain intensity. We had some good chances in the second half and close calls but unfortunately we couldn't put it in the back of the net. We take the points and qualification for the next round.

    "It was down to them working well, they were very organised and have very good players so you have to control our emotion, and we lacked a little bit of the killer pass.

    "We know we need to switch back to the Premier League and then we look to finish the job in Ukraine. It is tough when you are the favourites in the group and everyone plays with extra motivation against you."

  9. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Sporting Lisbon

    Arsenal failed to score for just the second time under manager Unai Emery, the first since his opening game - a 2-0 defeat by Manchester City.

  10. Post update

    We'll bring you post-match reaction as we get it - including any news on Danny Welbeck's injury.

  11. Elsewhere in Europe...

    Two other teams have progressed into the last 32 from the 20:00 GMT games.

    Bayer Leverkusen beat FC Zurich 1-0 and Dnamo Zagreb saw off Spartak Trnava 3-1 to progress.

  12. Celtic beat Leipzig

    Celtic have seen out a 2-1 win over RB Leipzig, which keeps their qualification dreams alive.

    Follow reaction to that here.

    Celtic's Brendan Rodgers
  13. BreakingArsenal into knockout stages

    There was no late equaliser in Ukraine, so Arsenal are into the last 32 of the Europa League - along with Chelsea.

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    We're into the 12th minute added on now...

  15. Post update

    We're into the 10th of 12 minutes of injury time in Vorskla Poltava v Qarabag. Unless there's a late Vorskla equaliser, Arsenal are through.


    Arsenal 0-0 Sporting Lisbon

    Arsenal have drawn against Sporting Lisbon and are on the verge of the Europa League knockout stages.

    Arsenal manager Unai Emery
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    Arsenal 0-0 Sporting Lisbon

    Arsenal have a last-minute corner but can't make anything of it and Nani runs it away.

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    Arsenal 0-0 Sporting Lisbon

    Sporting almost counter, that would be the ultimate smash and grab, but Bas Dost can't get a sixth touch of the ball tonight.

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    Arsenal 0-0 Sporting Lisbon

    Emile Smith Rowe beats a challenge but then his cross is above everybody.