Europa League: Arsenal 0-0 Sporting Lisbon (Watch Game Highlights)
Arsenal booked their place in the Europa League knockout stages after a 0-0 draw with 10-man Sporting CP that was marred by an injury to Danny Welbeck.
It ended goalless at Emirates Stadium as the Gunners secured a place in the last 32, but the match was overshadowed by the 27-year-old England international’s ankle injury.
His replacement, Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang struck the crossbar early in the second half but that was as close as the Gunners came to a winner as Sporting, who had Jeremy Mathieu sent off late on, held on for a point.
“He is at the hospital. The news is that we are going to wait, but we think it’s a serious injury,” said Arsenal boss Unai Emery.
“Every injury is different. This could be a break of something in the ankle.
“It’s clear that we’re with him in these minutes. He’s a very good person and his commitment with us is very big.
“It’s a very big injury for him, for us, for all people who like and love him as a person.”
The draw was enough to see Arsenal through to the last 32.
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