Mikel Arteta’s hope of scooping all major European trophies is fast fading as the gunners got a sudden stop from progressing to the next stage of Europa by Sporting Lisbon in their own eyes at Emirates stadium.
Xhaka’s early goal put Arsenal upfront for a while before Sporting’s midfielder Goncalves fired a stunning long-distance goal that may be nominated as goal of the tournament.
The game later stretched for extra minutes before finally climaxing on a penalty shootout to decide who progresses to the last 8 stage. Unfortunately, a player none other than Gabriel Martineli’s penalty kick got saved by Antonio Adan to settle the penalty scoreline as 3:5
Thousands of Arsenal fans had turned up at Emirates for the showdown in high anticipation of a win including Kim Kardashian unfortunately they may now have to focus on only premier league.
Other teams that progressed to the last 8 includes Manchester United following a a Marcus Rashford’s 56th minute’s goal to level the scoreline to a 1:5 aggregate over Manuel Pellegrini’s Real Betis away at Benito Villamarin stadium.
Others includes Union Saint Gilloise, Jose Maurhino’s Roma, Leverkusen, Juventus, Feyenood and a six times winner Sevilla. The draw will later be done today to find out who meets who and where.