The stalemate was enough to send the Gunners through to the last 32 of the competition, however, as they can no longer be caught by Vorskla Poltava or Qarabag.
Relive how the 90 minutes of action unfolded in North London with our extensive updates below.
STARTING XI: Cech; Lichtsteiner, Sokratis, Holding, Jenkinson; Guendouzi, Ramsey; Mkhitaryan, Smith Rowe, Iwobi; Welbeck
SUBS: Martinez, Mustafi, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Torreira, Nketiah, Aubameyang
STARTING XI: Ribeiro; Gaspar, Coates, Mathieu, Acuna; Nani, Miguel Luis, Gudelj, Bruno Fernandes; Montero, Diaby
SUBS: Salin, Jefferson, Ointo, Mane, Petrovic, Dost, Cabral
Unai Emery: "Each match is more information for how we can improve. Tonight is the same. It is clear against Liverpool we played a big match against a team that in the Premier League at the moment along with Manchester City is the best. But it isn't enough. It was a draw and a good result but we need more. We can continue preparing and improving in things to be closer to winning games against Liverpool and other teams."
Tiago Fernandes: "As manager of Sporting, every game you play with this team is to win. I do what the chairman has asked me and tomorrow I will do the same as I have throughout the week. I have had help from the players. That motivates me and I have happiness to represent this team in the competition and to manage players with this quality. I will carry on with Sporting while they need me."
ARSENAL SUBS: Martinez, Mustafi, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Torreira, Nketiah
SPORTING LISBON SUBS: Salin, Jefferson, Ointo, Mane, Petrovic, Dost, Cabral