Arsenal held at home by Sporting

Tyler Owen
November 9, 2018

The England forward was carried off an stretcher in the first-half of Thursday's goalless draw with Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League.

Emery has a number of injury concerns ahead of Sunday's match, and here Sports Mole looks at how his team could line up at the Emirates Stadium.

Sokratis started the match- as the Islington Gazette revealed three hours before the game after speaking with a well-placed source.

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

They top the table with 10 points while Sporting are second with seven.

The move to replace the manager was precipitated by Danny Welbeck's victor in Arsenal's 1-0 win over Sporting in Portugal two weeks ago at a raucous Estadio Jose Alvalade.

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

Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Arsenal crosses during the Europa League match at the Emirates Stadium.

Welbeck has struggled with injuries in recent times but Iwobi hopes to see the Englishman back on the pitch as soon as possible.

Stephan Lichtsteiner played the ball into the 27-year-old in a crowded box. But it is believed that Welbeck broke his leg - something which is likely to keep him sidelined for the remainder of the season - based on the reactions of the players around him.

Numerous fans had differing reactions to how the game went on social media, with some just pleased that they have qualified for the latter stages, whilst others were disappointed with the performances from some of their players.

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