Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud admitted he got a little lucky with his stunning winner against Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday.
Arsenal limped past Red Star Belgrade 1-0 as Olivier Giroud’s stunning goal lit up an otherwise entirely forgettable Europa League encounter.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger affirmed his admiration for Olivier Giroud after the striker notched his 100th goal for the club in their Europa League win over BATE.
Arsenal made it two wins from two in the Europa League with a 4-2 victory away to BATE on Thursday.
Arsene Wenger has described Arsenal’s recent fixture list as ‘cruel’ after the Gunners were scheduled to play in the Premier League on Monday ahead of a Europa League trip to Belarus.
Arsene Wenger said want-away star Alexis Sanchez is still yet to recapture his best form after an interrupted start to the season, despite leading Arsenal past Cologne in their Europa League opener.
Alexis Sanchez put his off-field problems aside to help Arsenal kick off their Europa League Group H campaign with a 3-1 over Cologne following a one-hour delay due to crowd congestion.
Atalanta celebrated their first European match in 26 years with a comprehensive 3-0 home win over an outclassed Everton in the Europa League.
Arsenal have been drawn with BATE Borisov, Cologne and Crvena Zvezda for the group stages of the 2017-18 Europa League.
Phil Jones has been banned for two European matches after Uefa charged the Manchester United defender with ‘insulting and directing abuse’ at a doping officer following his side’s victory over Ajax in the Europa League final in May.