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Arsenal drew 0-0 with Sportling CP on Thursday night.

Arsenal fans were not happy at two of their own players during draw vs Sporting CP

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Arsenal were well below par on Thursday night as they drew 0-0 with Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League.

The Gunners looked out of sorts in attack and failed to create any real chances of note throughout.

Unai Emery admitted it was not the result he was looking for but was happy that his side maintained pole position in their group.

"Congratulations to Sporting," he said after the game, per football.london.com. "We needed to be calm to create chances, but it wasn’t easy.

"It was difficult to create big chances. This result wasn’t our target but we are first in the group and will continue in our way."

Arsenal still managed to qualify to the knockout stages on the night but fans of the club were not happy with the team's performance.

And to be fair, they had every right to be.

The Gunners still played a strong team on the night, with the likes of Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Aaron Ramsey, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang all featuring on the night.

In truth, few players in an Arsenal shirt could hold their head up high following the game.

While a few were being criticised for their performances, most of the anger was directed at two players: Ramsey and Mkhitaryan.

Both players have struggled to hold down a starting role in the first team this season and were slated yet again for their display at the Emirates Stadium.

Have a look at some of the reaction below:

Ramsey will definitely leave the club in the summer, although it seems the majority of Arsenal fans want him to leave before that.

Mkhitaryan, too, is someone who has fallen out of favour with both Emery and Arsenal supporters.

He will have to step it up drastically if he wants to become a consistent starter again in the Premier League.

Along with the performance, there was further bad news on Thursday night as Danny Welbeck sustained what looked like a serious ankle injury.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan had a poor game against Sporting CP

Emery confirmed that the English striker had been taken to hospital following the game.

"The worst news tonight is these injuries - we think serious injury," he said. "I think Danny was working well.

"His injury was hard for the mentality of the players because they looked at the injury.

"But when you are playing football in competitive matches it can happen. He has been taking to hospital. We are going to wait."

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Sokratis Papastathopoulos
Unai Emery
Aaron Ramsey
Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Sporting
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Danny Welbeck
Arsenal

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