Arsenal progress despite Sporting stalemate, Chelsea ease through

Lynette Rowe
November 9, 2018

Next up for Arsenal in the Premier League is a game against Wolves at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Danny Welbeck scored the 77th-minute victor, which gave Arsenal sole possession of first place in Group E. The Gunners haven't lost in their last 14 matches and have found their form under manager Unai Emery, a three-time victor of the Europa League with Sevilla.

But it was Welbeck's injury just before the half hour mark that was the main talking point from a largely forgettable Emirates Stadium encounter.

Yet a 15th game unbeaten for Unai Emery's side at least assured them of European football after the turn of the year with two group matches left to seal top spot.

Sporting arrived in N5 in a state of disarray despite sitting second having garnered six points from their three matches.

Meanwhile, Carl Jenkinson and Emile Smith Rowe get another opportunity to impress.

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Danny Welbeck just can't catch a break.

It was the hosts that took the game to their opponents, and they were lucky to still be on level terms before half-time.

The home side started positively enough with Matteo Guendouzi getting in behind the visitors backline to send a low ball in, but Welbeck's flick was hacked off the line.

"It is mentally challenging (playing after a teammate is injured) but sometimes it comes with the game, and Danny has had a lot of injuries", winger Alex Iwobi told BT Sport.

"He's someone who really know what he wants from each player", said Mustafi.

Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown says Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang let the Gunners down during Thursday's goalless draw against Sporting CP in the Europa League.

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