The Gunners were unable to beat the Portuguese Lions despite playing the final minutes of extra time against ten men.

Arsenal will now have to focus on winning the Premier League if they don't want to bottle the entire season away, especially after being eliminated by Sporting in the UEFA Europa League.

The Gunners seemed to have everything in their favor to make the next round, and when Granit Xhaka gave them the lead before the 20th-minute mark, it seemed like a matter of time before Mikel Arteta's men confirmed the ticket to the next round.

Regardless of the team's efforts, a stunning goal by Pedro Goncalves caused quite a stir at the Emirates, leveling the game and delivering a massive blow to Arsenal's ego. Eventually, the clash would go on to be decided via spot kicks, and that's where the Portuguese side ended Arsenal's hopes.

Have a look at Pedro Goncalves' stunner for Sporting (Image might be geo-restricted).

Arsenal were not able to transform their initial lead in a win and, to make matters worse, the EPL side was not able to capitalize on Manuel Ugarte's sending off, which came two minutes before the end of extra time but saw the Gunners creating quite a few chances that were denied by goalkeeper Adán.