Arsenal snatch late win in Belgrade
- Author: Lawrence Cooper Oct 20, 2017,
Oct 20, 2017, 0:18
In France, Mario Balotelli opened the scoring for Nice against Lazio but the Serie A side quickly turned the game on its head to win 3-1, with Felipe Caicedo levelling a minute after Balotelli's opener and Serbian Sergej Milinkovic-Savic striking twice in the second half.
Theo Walcott had two early chances as Arsenal dominated in the early periods of the game but he was unable to convert them. "He came out very quickly on counter-attacks and sometimes when we lost the ball in unexpected ways it was risky, and Petr Cech kept us in the game". Walcott played a one-two with Wilshere who flicked the ball back to Walcott who headed it across goal. That's Olivier Giroud! He keeps belief when it is tough. What is remarkable is the spirit we have shown, fighting together.
This goal also comes on the 4 year anniversary of the famous Arsenal goal against Norwich also involving Wilshere and Giroud.
Arsene Wenger said Olivier Giroud predicted his victor for Arsenal against Red Star Belgrade. You have to love that big handsome frenchman.
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Arsenal stand atop the group with 9 points, 5 points clear of Red Star and BATE.
Given the lineup that Arsenal played, this is a great result that moves Arsenal closer to the knockout stages of the Europa League.
Five minutes later, Red Star were in again after poor defending from Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
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