Arsenal 1-1 Sporting LIVE! Goncalves goal – Europa League match stream, latest score and updates today
Arsenal look to seal their place in the Europa League quarter-finals as they host Sporting at the Emirates Stadium tonight. The last-16 tie is in the balance after a chaotic first-leg in Portugal finished 2-2, and the Gunners will be looking for more control this time.
Since last week’s match, Mikel Arteta’s side have cruised past Fulham to stay five points clear at the top of the Premier League, with Gabriel Jesus coming off the bench to make his long-awaited return from injury. The Brazilian makes his first start since the World Cup tonight, while Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard drop to the Gunners’ bench.
Sporting were themselves comfortable winners over the weekend, and sit fourth in Primeira Liga. They drew with Tottenham earlier this season in the Champions League on their last visit to north London. Follow all the action with our LIVE blog below, featuring expert analysis from Simon Collings at the ground.
79 mins: More like it, a bit of urgency from Martinelli and he wins a free-kick in a really good position. Half the Arsenal team standing over this. Not far off 30 yards out. This is screaming Partey.
Apparently not, it’s Vieira who whips it over the wall and Adan makes a pretty comfortable save.
77 mins: No away goals rule remember, so we’re heading to extra-time if it stays like this.
Sporting aren’t settling for that, still well on top. Edwards skips to the byline, looks to fire the ball across the face of goal but it’s straight at Ramsdale.
75 mins: Ramsdale fine to continue though, imagine he’s tasting a bit of blood.
Corner taken short by Edwards, comes to Trincao and Sporting lose it. What an awful routine.
73 mins: Ramsdale took that square in the face, the replays show. Needs some treatment.
Not really what you want on a cold, raining night. Turner is warming up.
71 mins: Arsenal stunned as the referee blows for a free-kick, Paulinho down again after a challenge from Holding. He’s bemused, and that’s not helped when the yellow card then comes out too.
HUGE SAVE RAMSDALE! Edwards clean through on goal, Ramsdale denies him. Massive moment.
70 mins: Arsenal already look better since those two changes, Partey makes such a big difference in midfield. Saka not a bad option to have coming off the bench either.
Martinelli looks to drive down the left, nobody up with him though and has to turn back.
67 mins: Another Sporting corner, Emirates pretty quiet now. Away end is bouncing.
Cleared initially, lobbed back into the box though. Arsenal really shaky all of a sudden, haven’t said that much this season.
65 mins: Arsenal are really rattled. Paulinho heads over from a corner, Sporting piling on the pressure.
Arteta responds. Saka and Partey on, Nelson and Jorginho the two to make way.
Simon Collings at the Emirates
The Sporting bench enjoyed that one. They all ran onto the pitch and mobbed Goncalves. Amorim tries to keep his cool though and ushers them back. Game on.