Arsenal player ratings: Jakub Kiwior struggles but Fabio Vieira shines in Sporting CP draw

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A freak own goal ensured an under par Arsenal escaped Portugal with a 2-2 draw following the first leg of their Europa League last-16 clash at Sporting Lisbon.

Mikel Arteta's side got off to a fine start and got in front thanks to a William Saliba header, but goals either side of half-time from Goncalo Inacio and Paulinho gave Sporting a deserved lead.

Arsenal responded well, however, and got a crucial equaliser ahead of next week's second leg when Granit Xhaka's pass deflected off Hidemasa Morita and snuck into the corner.

GOAL rates Arsenal's players from the Jose Alvalade Stadium.