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Vitoria SC 1-1 Arsenal: A late equaliser saves point for Vitoria after unconvincing Arsenal display

Bruno Duarte’s stoppage-time bicycle kick saved a point for Vitoria and they almost snatched a victory, as Arsenal eventually escaped with a point after an unconvincing performance from a new-look Gunners side.

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Vitoria's Bruno Duarte connects with a bicycle kick in second-half stoppage-time to level the scores at one goal apiece

Vitoria’s Bruno Duarte connects with a bicycle kick in second-half stoppage-time to level the scores at one goal apiece

Duarte celebrates his point-saving goal, and Vitoria came close to snatching a win amid a late onslaught from the home side

Duarte celebrates his point-saving goal, and Vitoria came close to snatching a win amid a late onslaught from the home side

Shkodran Mustafi celebrates his 80th minute header but it wasn't enough for three points for the Gunners in Portugal

Shkodran Mustafi celebrates his 80th minute header but it wasn’t enough for three points for the Gunners in Portugal

Arsenal's Joe Willock found it tough in the pouring rain, and was substituted for Lucas Torreira in the 78th minute

Arsenal’s Joe Willock found it tough in the pouring rain, and was substituted for Lucas Torreira in the 78th minute

VITORIA SC 1-1 ARSENAL MATCH FACTS

Vitoria SC: Douglas Jesus, Garcia, Frederico Venancio, Tapsoba, Rafa Soares, Pepe (Poha 61), Agu, Evangelista (Bonatini 82), Edwards, Duarte, Davidson (Rochinha 68)

Subs not used: Al Musrati, Andre Pereira, Hanin, Miguel Silva

Goals: Duarte 90

Bookings: Rafa Soares 35

Arsenal: Martinez, Mustafi, Papastathopoulos, Holding, Maitland-Niles, Willock, (Torreira 78) Ceballos (Guendouzi 54), Tierney, Pepe, Martinelli, Saka (Lacazette 65)

Subs not used: Leno, Bellerin, Nelson, Kolasinac

Goals: Mustafi 80

Bookings: Mustafi 19, Holding 66

Referee: Halis Ozkahya (Turkey)

Nicolas Pepe, who scored two free-kicks to win the reverse game at the Emirates, started but struggled to make an impact

Nicolas Pepe, who scored two free-kicks to win the reverse game at the Emirates, started but struggled to make an impact

Arsenal's Gabriel Martinelli has flourished in the Europa League so far this season, yet found the going tough against Vitoria

Arsenal’s Gabriel Martinelli has flourished in the Europa League so far this season, yet found the going tough against Vitoria

Matteo Guendouzi came on as a second-half substitute, seen here challenging for the ball against Vitoria's Marcus Edwards

Matteo Guendouzi came on as a second-half substitute, seen here challenging for the ball against Vitoria’s Marcus Edwards

Shkodran Mustafi reacts after being yellow carded in the first-half following a foul on Vitoria's Davidson da Luz Pereira

Shkodran Mustafi reacts after being yellow carded in the first-half following a foul on Vitoria’s Davidson da Luz Pereira

It was a proud evening for centre back Rob Holding, but he couldn't captain Arsenal to a clean sheet in the Europa League

It was a proud evening for centre back Rob Holding, but he couldn’t captain Arsenal to a clean sheet in the Europa League

Arsenal's starting XI line-up for the customary pre-match photograph - Unai Emery made eight changes from the weekend

Arsenal’s starting XI line-up for the customary pre-match photograph – Unai Emery made eight changes from the weekend

Emery attempts to rally his troops in the first period - a half which Vitoria dominated despite being bottom of Group F

Emery attempts to rally his troops in the first period – a half which Vitoria dominated despite being bottom of Group F

Vitoria's manager Ivo Vieira reacts in the rain, and the result means the Portuguese side stay bottom of Group F

Vitoria’s manager Ivo Vieira reacts in the rain, and the result means the Portuguese side stay bottom of Group F

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