Thursday 22 August 2019

Arsenal keep dream alive

Alexis Sanchez scores Arsenal's second goal
Alexis Sanchez scores Arsenal's second goal

Jamie Holland

Arsenal threw themselves a Champions League lifeline last night with a comprehensive 3-0 win at home to Dinamo Zagreb.

Arsene Wenger's side now travel to Olympiakos in a fortnight's time for their final group game knowing they must win by two goals, or better the 3-2 shock Emirates defeat to their Greek rivals to make the last 16.

Dinamo were behind when a Mesut Ozil diving header finished a wonderful team move on the half-hour mark.

Alexis Sanchez got the second after Nacho Monreal's run into the box, and the Chilean then rounded the goalkeeper for the third to put the seal on a dominant display - much to the delight of Arsene Wenger.

"It was a good night. We did a good job and played at a high pace, and Bayern did a good job too," he said. "We wanted to come out of today with a chance and now we've got it. Now it's down to how well we do against Olympiakos."

Wenger was particularly impressed with Ozil. "I believe he had an outstanding first half. We hope he gets a taste now to score. I've never seen him in the box so many times as in the last few games."

The Gunners also needed Bayern Munich to beat Olympiakos to have a chance of qualification and the German champions didn't disappoint with an impressive 4-0 win.

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