If Arsenal do not conjure the required victory against Olympiakos in Athens on 9 December – most likely by two goals – they will be able to reflect that this Dinamo Zagreb team have in effect knocked them out of the Champions League. And they will kick themselves all the way to the Europa League knockout stages.
The Croatian champions were little more than chicken feed here, offering next to nothing, and to say that Arsenal won at a canter is the understatement of the campaign. For long spells, it felt like a training ground match and the result was never in doubt, even before Mesut Özil’s goal. It only made the 2-1 loss that Arsenal suffered at the Maksimir Stadium back in September all the more galling and inexplicable.
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