Arsenal leave it late and overcome another defensive calamity to put one foot in the quarter finals, as Martin Odegaard scores first goal for the Gunners

0
99

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Arsenal unveil new loan signing Martin Odegaard at London Colney on January 27, 2021 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Rocket Man

Arsenal put one foot firmly in the quarter finals of the Europa League after defeating Olympiakos 3-1 in Athens, after two late goals meant a defensive mix up isn’t the main talking point.

Mikel Arteta’s men were one nil up when a poor ball from Bernd Leno gave Dani Ceballos little chance to bring it under control and Youssef El-Arabi punished them with an equaliser.

However, late goals from Gabriel and Mohamed Elneny mean that Arsenal can move on to the North London Derby off the back of a positive result.

The evening started well for the Gunners and Martin Odegaard scored his first goal for Arsenal, and what a hit it was.

The Norwegian, who is on loan from Real Madrid, had been quiet in the game, but his strike from the edge of the area was one of real quality and it flew into the back of the net, beyond the reach of Jose Sa, who perhaps should have done better.

The goal, a vital away one, allowed Arsenal to go into half time on top in a ground they have struggled at before.

Arsenal were unable to build on to their lead however and gifted Olympiakos a 58th minute equaliser. They were caught trying to play the ball out from the back, with Dani Ceballos getting caught in possession and Youssef El-Arabi took a touch before firing home.

Late Rally

Arsenal leave it late and overcome another defensive calamity to put one foot in the quarter finals, as Martin Odegaard scores first goal for the Gunners

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 19: Gabriel Magalhaes of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on September 19, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

However Arsenal rallied and Gabriel scored a great header in the 79th minute.

Then in the 85th minute Elneny let fly with and found the net.

Once again Arsenal nearly fell victim to their own dodgy defending, but for once they had enough to ensure they go into the second leg with a genuine advantage.

Sven Mislintat admits to leaving Arsenal because of Edu’s appointment at the club

Arsenal and Chelsea ‘in the race’ for Achraf Hakimi


Source: 101greatgoals.com