Olivier Giroud: Arsenal 'owe' Europa League win to goalkeeper Petr Cech

by Leon Thompson October 20, 2017, 0:16
Olivier Giroud: Arsenal 'owe' Europa League win to goalkeeper Petr Cech

A number of first team players have not travelled for the fixture, but Wenger does select the experienced Petr Cech in goal.

Arsenal left it late to win 1-0 in their third Europa League group game against Red Star Belgrade, with Olivier Giroud scoring a spectacular goal to seal the win.

Richmond Boakye hit the post for the hosts in the first half.

Theo Walcott had two early chances as Arsenal dominated in the early periods of the game but he was unable to convert them.

Arsenal improved in the second half which wasn't hard given how poor they were in the first.

Arsenal held on for the vital three points that, combined with BATE's 1-0 victory at home to Koln, see Arsene Wenger's side move five points clear at the top of Group H.

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And former United star Keane believes Arsenal are struggling to keep up with their Premier League rivals.

Dixon conceded that Tottenahm's display against Real Madrid confirmed they are now a step or two ahead of their local rivals Arsenal, with Keane offering up this eulogy for a club he supported as a kid growing up in Cork.

On his goal - somewhat similar to the Puskas Award-finalist strike he scored last season against Crystal Palace - Giroud said he only attempted the audacious shot after he failed to locate a teammate to whom he could pass.

In the last ten minutes, Rodic was sent off after a coming together with Francis Coquelin, which made the task even harder for the Serbian minnows.

Wilshere found space outside the box before feeding Walcott.

The goal livened up what had been a dire game and saw Arsenal strengthen their grip on Europa League Group H by maintaining their 100% record in the tournament.

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