Arsenal lost 5-3 in penalties against Sporting Lisbon at Emirates to crush out of UEFA Europa League after 1-1 draw at Emirates to force 3-3 aggregate draw in the Round of 16. Arsenal opened the scores in the 19th minute through Granit Xhaka who pounced on Gabriel Martinelli missed one on one effort to gift the Gunners a 1-0 lead at halftime. Arsenal were caught off-guard in the 62nd minute as Pedro Goncalves wonder strike from the centre of the pitch beat Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale who was off his line to force a 1-1 draw.
Sporting CP Goalkeeper made big saves to keep the club alive in the competition while Arsenal Goalkeeper was full of errors and made lucky saves in regular time. Sporting Lisbon Shots Stopper saved a vital penalty taken by overrated flop Gabriel Martinelli to give the visitors advantage unlike Aaron Ramsdale who conceded all 5 penalties sluggish to give away the victory despite home advantage. Ramsdale totally costed Arsenal a spot in UEFA Europa League quarter final draw due to his errors and mistakes.
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