Arsenal rankings: Carl Jenkinson and Aaron Ramsey ineffective as Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Sokratis stand out


ARSENAL’S wait to succeed in the Europa League knockout stage is over after a 0-Zero draw with Sporting Lisbon on the Emirates booked their place within the final 32.

Right here, SunSport dissects the gamers’ performances to see who was scorching and who was not.

Aaron Ramsey had a poor night as Arsenal drew 0-0 with Sporting Lisbon
Aaron Ramsey had a poor evening as Arsenal drew 0-Zero with Sporting Lisbon


Having been ignored for the Liverpool sport will know he’s second selection now so will likely be determined to make an impression at each alternative.

Had hardly something to do however was alert to say a low cross to disclaim a Sporting counter.


First European match in two years and never helped by being requested to play at left-back.

His management was so dangerous within the third minute it really changed into a superb cross because the ring rustiness confirmed. Then tried a protracted vary shot that was so badly miscued it went backwards.

Carl Jenkinson looked poor as he filled in at left-back
Carl Jenkinson appeared poor as he crammed in at left-back
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Appeared composed and guaranteed within the coronary heart of the Arsenal defence, helped by the very fact Sporting supplied so little going ahead.

Grew in stature as the sport went on however hardly ever examined.


Began out because the dominant voice within the Gunners again line and did nicely to snuff out a Nani break early on.

The choose of the bunch within the Arsenal defence on a quiet evening on the workplace.

Sokratis was the pick of the bunch in Arsenals defence
Sokratis was the choose of the bunch in Arsenal’s defence


Delivered to membership for expertise on the again however pointless rash problem on Nani earned a reserving on 20 minutes.

Robust and resolute, he caught to his activity earlier than limping out of the motion within the second half.


Needing a superb show having misplaced his beginning function within the Premier League, started sharply and nearly created the opening aim with a low cross as Sporting cleared off the road.

Matteo Guendouzi put in another impressive performance
Matteo Guendouzi put in one other spectacular efficiency
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The expertise within the coronary heart of the midfield and displaying no indicators of dropping dedication regardless of his future being elsewhere subsequent summer season.

However failed to seek out house together with his standard well timed runs into the world on a irritating evening.


All the time keen to strive issues, however all too typically within the first half he ran down blind alleys or his cross was wasteful.

Livened up within the second half to arrange Aubameyang to hit the bar, however must ship extra.

Nothing was coming off for Henrikh Mkhitaryan despite his best efforts
Nothing was coming off for Henrikh Mkhitaryan regardless of his finest efforts
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Nothing appears to a lot for the teen and two glorious items of particular person ability created early openings.

Discovered it robust going when he was singled out for some particular therapy from the anxious Sporting defenders.


Assumed the accountability of being Arsenal’s predominant risk going ahead proper from the off.

However after energetic begin he abruptly misplaced his manner and annoyed total.

Danny Welbeck was forced off with a nasty ankle injury
Danny Welbeck was pressured off with a nasty ankle damage
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Denied a aim by a goalline clearance after which glanced a header vast from 10-yards in vibrant begin.

However he suffered what appeared a severe ankle damage trying one other effort on aim and was carried off the pitch together with his leg in a solid.


PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG (for Welbeck, 29minutes)

Unfortunate to see shot hit the cross bar within the opening levels of the second half.

Then fired into the aspect netting as he appeared Arsenal’s most threatening ahead.

SEAD KOLASINAC (for Jenkinsin, 60minutes)

Left-back was strong sufficient when referred to as upon from the bench and will likely be determined to get again in Unai Emery’s good books.

AINSLEY MAITLAND-NILES (for Lichtsteiner, 72minutes)

Teen is one for the long run however might get extra of a look-in after veteran Lichtsteiner hobbled off with a hamstring damage.

Remained composed throughout his temporary cameo.

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