Arsenal’s away day to Belgarde boiled down to one moment of magic.
In an otherwise dull game, Olivier Giroud scored a beautifully improvised overhead kick to snatch three points for the Gunners and break Red Star hearts.
With five minutes of normal time remaining, the senior front trio of Giroud, Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere expertly combined to unlock the hosts’ defence.
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Wilshere’s turn to start the move deserves just as much credit as the sublime finish.
Milan Rodic was sent off five minutes before the deciding goal after being shown a second yellow for leading with his elbow — a foul Andy Carroll would have appreciated.
Prior to the dismissal, a relatively inexperienced Arsenal side struggled to attack with any true impotence.
Here’s how BT Sport had the Gunners lining up at the start of the game…
Arsene Wenger truly is a world-class banter merchant.
Nothing stylish about the performance but the winner was a goal worthy of three points.
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