Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang On Bench - Arsenal Team vs Sporting Lisbon Confirmed

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The Gunners were beaten 2-0 at home by champions Manchester City in their opening competitive game under the Spaniard before losing 3-2 at Chelsea in their second match. "You don't want it to happen but this is our profession".

"Now he is at the hospital".

"We are very happy with Reiss". "We are thinking how he can help us in the future".

Sporting ended the game with 10 men when ex-Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu was shown a straight red card after fouling Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who was clean through, although the hosts could not find a winning goal. But I think the players were concentrated on the match and we forgot this injury the next minute on the pitch.

The incident seemed to affect both sets of players for the rest of the game, with little in the way of goalscoring opportunities. "That's why we loaned him in the first place", he said.

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He added: "Our mind is to be first in the group".

Numerous fans had differing reactions to how the game went on social media, with some just pleased that they have qualified for the latter stages, whilst others were disappointed with the performances from some of their players.

"But when he had the injury we needed to play with a right-back which was the reason we played with Ainsley [Maitland-Niles]".

"We were aware of the opponent's quality but we, knowing our capacity and being creative and aggressive with and without ball, could try to surprise here".

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