Arsenal 1 – 2 Oestersunds FK [Europa League ] Highlights 2017/18
ARSENAL were beaten at home by Ostersunds yet their first-leg win was sufficient to see them achieve the Europa League keep going 16 on total.
ARSENAL survived an immense alarm to keep their Europa League battle alive, advancing to the last 16 with a 4-2 total prevail upon Ostersunds regardless of a 2-1 misfortune at home on Thursday.
The Gunners traveled to a 3-0 win in the main leg in Sweden a week ago yet got themselves 2-0 down at half-time of the arrival installation at the Emirates Stadium.
A strike from Sead Kolasinac ahead of schedule in the second half facilitated a portion of the nerves in north London, however, and guaranteed their place in Friday’s draw for the last 16.
Ostersunds, who were just established in October 1996, after Arsene Wenger had been selected Arsenal chief, were brave in their approach and sent the meeting fans into joys when Calum Chambers’ own GOAL and Ken Sema’s strike put them 2-0 up in the space of 70 seconds in the main half.
A Gunners group including Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck offered little by method for a reaction until the second moment of the second half, when Kolasinac lashed home from short proximity.
Graham Potter’s guests couldn’t locate the two objectives they expected to finish a stun turnaround, however the execution will have given Wenger bounty to consider in front of the EFL Cup last against Manchester City in three days.
ARSENAL, no uncertainty with one eye on Sunday’s confrontation at Wembley, endeavored to add to their total lead amid the beginning times before a scanty home TEAM.
Ostersunds detected the hosts’ lack of concern and Hosam Aiesh shocked the Emirates 22 minutes in, hooking onto Saman Ghoddos’ long ball in behind Kolasinac and terminating crosswise over David Ospina, with Chambers diverting the exertion into the net.
Prior to the meeting fans had even completed the process of observing, Sema profited by more slack protecting from Arsenal, leaving Chambers for dead with a sharp drag-back before rifling the ball into the base right corner from the left of the punishment region.
ARSENAL reacted with a spell of ownership yet offered almost no going ahead, with a flicked header from Danny Welbeck, which was easily held by goalkeeper Aly Keita, the nearest they returned to a GOAL in the FIRST half.
Notwithstanding, 90 seconds after the break, they facilitated a portion of the nervousness around the Emirates. Full-back Ronald Mukiibi swiped at Hector Bellerin’s cross and missed, enabling Kolasinac to take a touch before crushing the ball into the net from 12 yards out.
ARSENAL started to look somewhat more casual, with Mohamed Elneny and Danny Welbeck each denied by great recoveries from Keita, yet Ostersunds looked a risk until the point that the end and the Gunners should enhance altogether on the off chance that they are to guarantee the principal real trophy of the English season this end of the week.