Saturday, 17 November, 2018

Europa League: Arsenal, Chelsea qualify for next round

Unai Emery Arsenal have won 12 and drew two of their past 14 matches in all competitions
Kristopher Love | 09 November, 2018, 15:14

His injury also affected the mentality of the players as they could see it was a big injury.

Sokratis started the match- as the Islington Gazette revealed three hours before the game after speaking with a well-placed source.

Meanwhile, Carl Jenkinson and Emile Smith Rowe get another opportunity to impress.

Danny Welbeck just can't catch a break.

Welbeck has always been Arsenal's go to man on Europa League nights, scoring five goals in his past 13 appearances in the competition, but he looks set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after landing on his ankle awkwardly.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Arsenal crosses during the Europa League match at the Emirates Stadium.

The 27-year-old was hurt in the 25th minute when he jumped for a header and landed badly on his right ankle.

Record five-time winners Sevilla needed a late penalty from Ever Banega to claim a 3-2 victory at Akhisar Belediyespor, after having a man sent off, losing a two-goal lead and seeing the Turks miss a spot-kick of their own. Welbeck fired the ball on target but keeper Reman Ribeiro was equal to the task which led to the Longsight-born attacker remain down, before eventually being carried off to be replaced by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after a lengthy stoppage.

Arsenal had already beaten Thursday's opponents in this season's tournament, triumphing 1-0 in Portugal last month, and Emery said the draw at the Emirates had demonstrated the significance of securing that prior win in Lisbon.