It looked like Arsenal would drop their first points in the Europa League group stage, the game at Red Star had reached its 85th minute, but that’s when Olivier Giroud appeared…
At some stage, he came to the touchline and told me we will score. That’s Giroud, he keeps belief when it’s tough. That’s why he scores at moments you do not expect him to score
Arsene Wenger told reporters after Arsenal’s 1-0 win in Belgrade, a score/product of a Giroud moment of utter brilliance.
It was a very difficult game, with high intensity. We kept going and tried to win the game, they did as well in fairness. Cech made some good saves
the Gunners manager said, admitting that his goalkeeper’s contribution to the win was as big as Giroud’s.
We got a win that gives credit to the mentality of the team. I believe you win when you can, but you do not decide when. What is remarkable is the spirit we have shown, fighting together. They defended very well, but the goal is a consequence of us wanting to play through them
the Frenchman also said. Arsenal are on nine points from three matches in their group, having won all three games so far.