LONDON Ė Arsenal managed only a 0-0 draw on Thursday with Sporting Lisbon, but the single point was enough to guarantee the Gunners a spot in the Europa League round of 32.
With 10 points, Arsenal leads Group E by 3 points over Sporting. The other two clubs, Vorskla and Qarabag, have 3 points apiece and are out of contention.
The most dramatic moment of an otherwise quiet night at Londonís Emirates Stadium came in the 25th minute as Arsenalís Danny Welbeck was injured in a hard landing after winning a header.
Medics gave the striker oxygen before carrying him off the pitch on a stretcher.
Sporting went down to 10 men in the 87th minute with the ejection of Jeremy Mathieu on a straight red card for fouling Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the area.