The Morocco and the Egypt internationals had been on the scoresheet for his or her respective golf equipment at Karaiskaki Stadium

Youssef El-Arabi and Mohamed Elneny scored as Arsenal secured a 3-1 victory over Olympiacos within the first leg spherical of 16 of the Europa League sport on Thursday night time.

Morocco worldwide El-Arabi was handed his third look within the European competitors and utilized the chance so as to add to his tally this season.

The ahead’s effort was, nonetheless, not sufficient to assist Pedro Martins’ males keep away from defeat at Karaiskaki Stadium.

Elneny scored one of many targets that condemned Olympiacos to defeat after he was afforded his seventh look within the European event this season.

The sport began brightly with Arsenal dominating the opening 30 minutes and got here near opening the scoring within the seventh minutes when Gabon worldwide Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s header hit the crossbar.

The second finally got here for the Gunners to interrupt the impasse within the 34th minute when Martin Oedegaard fired dwelling a long-range shot from exterior the field.

After the restart, the Greek champions made a frantic effort to stage proceedings and received a objective again via El-Arabi within the 58th minute.

Gabriel then gave the Emirates Stadium outfit the lead within the 79th minute with a high quality strike after he was arrange by Willian.

With 5 minutes left to the top of the sport, Elneny, who changed Willian within the 81st minute, sealed the victory for Mikel Arteta’s males with a well-taken shot from exterior the field.

El-Arabi featured for 77 minutes earlier than making means for Egypt’s Ahmed Hassan whereas his teammate and Guinea worldwide Mady Camara performed in the course of the sport.

Aubameyang was on parade for 88 minutes earlier than he was changed by Alexandre Lacazette within the encounter.

The African stars will hope to proceed their spectacular performances within the second leg of the sport on March 18.

Earlier than the Europa League sport, Arsenal will slug it out towards Tottenham Hotspur in a Premier League sport on Sunday.

 

 

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