All roads lead to Athens as Arse­nal keep dream alive

The Herald - Sport - - FOOTBALL -

Arse­nal kept their Cham­pi­ons League hopes alive with a rou­tine vic­tory over Di­namo Za­greb last night. Arsene Wenger’s men had lost three of their open­ing four Group F fix­tures, in­clud­ing de­feat in Za­greb, and looked to be on the verge of fail­ing to make the knock-out stages of the com­pe­ti­tion for the first time in 16 sea­sons. But, know­ing they needed Bay­ern Mu­nich to beat Olympia­cos in Ger­many as well as take care of their own match, the Gun­ners held up their end of the bar­gain as Me­sut Ozil opened the scor­ing be­fore an Alexis Sanchez dou­ble sealed a com­fort­able 3-0 win. Bay­ern obliged by run­ning riot against their Greek op­po­si­tion, mean­ing Arse­nal will go to Athens on De­cem­ber 9 need­ing to avenge the 3-2 de­feat they suf­fered at the hands of Olympia­cos at the Emi­rates Sta­dium.

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