Player ratings as Gunners crash out of Europa League

Arsenal crashed out of the Europa League at the hands of Sporting CP on penalties on Thursday night after a marathon last 16 second leg at the Emirates Stadium.

Granit Xhaka had given the Gunners a first half lead, before an absolute wonder goal from Pedro Goncalves deservingly brought Sporting back into it in the second 45. There was nothing to separate the side through extra-time, but Antonio Adan emerged the hero for the Portuguese side in the penalty shootout, saving from Gabriel Martinelli – Sporting won it 5-3.

It was clear that, after the 2-2 draw in the first leg, Sporting fancied…


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