Arsenal 3-0 Dinamo Zagreb

Arsenal set up a decisive final match against Olympiakos in Greece in Group F of the Champions League following a comfortable victory over Dinamo Zagreb. Arsenal were in control from the start, with Zagreb spending a lot of time in their half and unable to relieve the pressure for any extended period of time, but Arsenal were unable to create many chances as Eduardo remained untested. Arsenal broke the deadlock in the 29th minute when a cross from Alexis Sanchez was met by Mesut Ozil with a diving header from 6 yards out. Arsenal doubled their lead 5 minutes later when a poor Zagreb clearance was picked up by Monreal and he crossed for Sanchez to pass the ball into the far corner.

Arsenal remained in control through the second half, although Zagreb did create a few more chances. Sanchez added Arsenal’s third by rounding the keeper and firing into the roof of the net in the 69th minute. Arsenal came close to adding a fourth after a delightful chip from Sanchez, but Ozil’s deft backheader just went wide.

For Arsenal to qualify, they need to travel to Greece and beat Olympiakos, a tough ask but one they are capable of. Following the first fixture between the two (which Olympiakos won 3-2) means that Arsenal need to win by two goals (or one if they score three or more). Arsenal will need as good a performance as the one against Zagreb to qualify; if not, they will be competing in the Europa League.

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