The Gunners tied Thursday’s game (0-0) against the Sporting to advance to the sixth round of the C3 in the fourth day.
Winner (1-0) of the Group E clash against Sporting two weeks ago, Arsenal settled for a draw (0-0) on Thursday at Emirates Stadium against the Portuguese. A result that allows the Gunners to qualify for the 16th Europa League final in the fourth match, as Vorskla lost to Karabagh (0-1).
The Londoners, who lost Danny Welbeck on injury in the 30th minute, got the best shares, by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, twice (46′, 58′), and Henrikh Mkhitaryan (81′). Welbeck also nearly opened the scoring in the 17th, but Coates saved his team on his line. The Lisboaets finished the match at Ten after Jérémy Mathieu (87′) was expelled for having annihilated a goal action. The French skipped Aubameyang, who was on his way.
Danny Welbeck turns his ankle and goes out on stretcher
Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck was forced to leave the field in the half-hour of the game against Sporting Lisbon.
Danny Welbeck is a regular in the infirmary. For several seasons now, the English forward has been known to have suffered many serious injuries.
This Thursday, it seems that the fate has once again fallen on the front centre of Arsenal. The former Manchester player was injured when he fell back to the ground after a 25 minute head test. The right ankle, or even the entire leg, seems to have turned, as can be seen on the images.
Aware of the severity of the injury, Welbeck went out a few minutes later in favor of Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng. The continuation of the meeting between Arsenal and the Sporting Lisbon has resumed its rights in a completely normal way.