Arsenal qualified for the Europa League knockout stage with a 0-0 draw against Sporting at The Emirates, although striker Danny Welbeck was carried off on a stretcher in the first half with a serious ankle injury.
A heavily changed Arsenal side were unable to break down a dogged Sporting team, who were reduced to 10 men in the 88th minute when defender Jeremy Mathieu fouled striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as he raced towards the area.
However, the point was enough to guarantee the north London...
Danny Welbeck's goal in the 77th minute was enough for Arsenal to get a 1-0 win over Sporting CP in Europa League action on Thursday.
The victory by the visiting Gunners gives them an 11-match win streak across all competitions.
Neither side asserted themselves during the first half, with Sporting captain Nani having the best chance to score in the 32nd minute with a strike from 25 yards out that sailed just over Bernd Leno's crossbar.
Arsenal had a golden chance to break the...
Serbia international midfielder Nemanja Gudelj has left Guangzhou Evergrande to join Portugal's Sporting on a one-year loan, the Chinese Super League champions announced on Thursday.
Gudelj signed for Guangzhou in January from Tianjin Teda, but he was set aside following the re-signing of Paulinho from Barcelona and the arrival of Anderson Talisca from Benfica on loan.
The 26-year-old former Ajax Amsterdam midfielder played just 11 times in the Chinese Super League for Guangzhou as the club struggled...