Arsenal qualified from the Europa League group stage despite being held to a 0-0 home draw by Red Star Belgrade, with rivals BATE Borisov being thrashed 5-2 in Cologne.
The Gunners were under pressure early on when Red Star's Guelor Kanga found Nemanja Radonjic, but he was unable to pick out a colleague with a low cross from the left.
And there were more home jitters moments later when goalkeeper Matthew Macey scuffed an attempted clearance but Red Star failed to take advantage.
The home side mustered...
BELGRADE -- Three quick thoughts from Arsenal's late, dramatic 1-0 win over Red Star Belgrade in Thursday's early Europa League clash.
1. Giroud magic wins it for Arsenal
That is how you silence a crowd. Arsenal would have been content enough with a point against Red Star Belgrade and looked well on course to get one after numbing the threat of a home team and their vociferous fans. Then they went one better, and their 85th-minute winner will feature prominently in Olivier Giroud's personal highlight...
Olivier Giroud scored a stunning winner as a much-changed Arsenal side saw off 10-man Red Star Belgrade in their Europa League clash.
Arsene Wenger made nine alterations from the team that lost at Watford on Saturday and it was an underwhelming display from his side until Giroud's overhead kick settled the game in favour of the visitors.
The 1-0 win maintains Arsenal's perfect start to their Europa League campaign as they move closer to qualifying for the round of 32.
Red Star hit the post in the...