Opposed to Olympiacos in the round of 16 first leg of the Europa League this Thursday evening, Arsenal reported a success from Athens (3-1), which allows him to glimpse the quarters. But the Gunners scared each other again …
Arsenal will have to stay serious if they want to take revenge, but they are still in good shape. Eliminated by Olympiacos in the round of 16 of the Europa League last season, the London club found this Thursday evening the Greek formation for the round of 16 first leg. And he took a good option on the quarters, reporting a success for Athens (3-1).
The Gunners, who have nothing more to hope for from their season in the Premier League, will therefore have a small margin when they return next week. Which, given their ability to shoot themselves in the foot, is pretty good to take.
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Gifts, more gifts
Mikel Arteta’s men opened the scoring first, with a superb left missile from Martin Odegaard in the 34th (1-0). The Norwegian attacking midfielder’s first goal since arriving on loan at the end of January. But Arsenal then moved on to Arsenal, making it difficult for themselves.
In the 39th, David Luiz almost offered a goal on a plateau to Mathieu Valbuena’s teammates, when he saw one of his passes being intercepted in his own area. Fortunately for him, Masouras did not frame his shot. Unlike Youssef El-Arabi. Twenty minutes later, the former Caennais took advantage of a very bad pass from Leno then a very bad hook from Ceballos to recover the ball full axis and equalize (1-1, 58th).
A last quarter of an hour fatal to the Greeks
After Ceballos against Benfica, Xhaka against Leicester, and Xhaka against Burnley, this is the fourth time in four games that Arsenal have offered a goal to the opposing team on an individual error. Except this time, she was then “caught up”.
In the 79th, Gabriel Magalhaes first brought the score to 2-1 by taking over M’Vila a cross from Willian. Enough to ring the bell for the Greeks, and then finish them off. On the next action, Elneny, who had just entered the game, tried his luck from a distance, from the right. Inner post, 3-1 (85th).