Head coach Unai Emery will be slightly concerned by the pedestrian nature of Arsenal's opening 40 minutes - but the Spaniard will be pleased to toast a seven-match Premier League winning streak which has taken his side to within two points of the top.
Arsenal have won every match since losing their first two games under new manager Unai Emery and they travel to Portugal looking to extend their winning run to 11 matches.
"As I said, we take the first half, also the second half we just need to learn from our mistakes and then correct it towards the next game". We had the opportunity to score goals, we looked very risky going forward.
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"I think we played some sexy football tonight", Ozil wrote on Twitter. "I want our strikers to have a lot of chances to score but also to find the balance defensively".
However, it seems supporters weren't the only ones salivating over Ozil's defence-splitting passes, deft flicks and ridiculous first touch. That led to suggestions that the pair had fallen out, with some even questioning whether the German would have a place in the Gunners side going forward. "To continue winning is hard and today is very important because Leicester are near us in the table".
"I have been training with him since I was 17 and I have seen what he can do".
Their goal came from a pacy counter-attack, which resulted in Ben Chilwell's attempt at a low cross being turned in by the boot of Arsenal's Hector Bellerin.
For that reason, Emery has brought a strong squad with him, despite the fact kick-off in Lisbon comes less than three days since the victory over Leicester. "We want to win against Sporting". Despite playing in the Europa League, Arsenal not having made it to the big boys UCL club, means they can field weaker teams and save themselves for the league.