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The famous ' to the Arsenal' chant from Graham's days rang out in the away end after Danny Welbeck's late strike earned Unai Emery's men an 11th successive victory at Sporting Lisbon. Unlike some of the wins in that impressive sequence when Arsenal have produced moments that brought back memories of the Wenger era, this was not an occasion when they were at their fluent best.
This was a hard-fought success and at times a hard watch. Just as Granit Xhaka warned ahead of kick-off, it is not easy for Arsenal to score two or three goals every game as they have been doing since their opening day defeat to Manchester City.
But in Lisbon one from Welbeck was enough to keep their winning run going, earn their first ever victory in Portugal at the seventh attempt and see them put one foot in the knockout stages after winning their opening three Group E games.
Arsenal were back in action just 67 hours after the final whistle in their win over Leicester on Monday night.
The quick turnaround made changes inevitable and Emery made six, while Xhaka was deployed as an emergency left-back. Arsenal's visit appeared to have come too early for many of the locals with the Jose Alvalade stadium only around half full at kick-off.
The big gaps in the stands might have brought back memories of the Emirates during the final stages of Wenger's reign.
But the stay-aways have been flocking back now the Gunners are getting their swagger back under Emery. There were more signs of their growing confidence in the first 15 minutes and a couple of Stephan Lichtsteiner crosses could have led to goals.
But Bruno Fernandes curled the game's first shot over, a sighter that settled the hosts and gave them encouragement. Henrikh Mkhitaryan had Arsenal's first attempt midway through the half from a free-kick, after Mohamed Elneny was tripped just outside the box by ex-Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates, which Renan Riberio fisted away.
Another familiar name, former Manchester United winger Nani, gave Arsenal a scare with a yarder that flew just over. And then Sokratis was a relieved man when he got away with tugging on Fredy Montero's shirt as the Sporting striker threatened to run through on goal.
The first ten minutes after the break were much more encouraging for Arsenal.
After Montero headed Nani's free-kick wide, Aubameyang tested Riberio twice and Welbeck was denied a certain goal by Andre Pinto's last ditch block. Arsenal continued to knock on the door and Welbeck had a header chalked off after he was adjudged to have climbed on the back of Bruno Gaspar to reach Lichtsteiner's cross.
But there was nothing wrong in the 77th minute after he latched onto sub Lucas Torreira's through-ball that Coates failed to cut out and buried his fifth of the season past Riberiro.
It was Welbeck's final involvement as he was subbed minutes later but it was also the game's decisive moment.