The midfielder got here off the bench to seal victory for the English Premier League facet on the Karaiskakis Stadium

Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta hailed the influence of Mohamed Elneny and the remainder of the substitutes following their 3-1 over Olympiacos within the first leg of their Spherical of 16 Europa League conflict on Thursday night.

The Gunners took the lead within the 34th minute when Martin Odegaard’s magnificence beat goalkeeper Jose Sa.

Within the 58th minute, Morocco worldwide Youssef El Arabi levelled issues for the Greek Tremendous League facet, earlier than the English crew took the lead once more with 10 minutes left to play courtesy of Gabriel.

A brief nook was taken by Willian, who floated the ball to the again submit the place Gabriel charged in to look a terrific header throughout purpose and into the far nook.

Elneny – an 81st-minute substitute for Willian – settled the encounter with 5 minutes left to play towards Pedro Martins’ males.

And the Spaniard, whose crew are unbeaten of their final 4 video games in all competitions, mentioned the Egypt worldwide, together with fellow replacements Daniel Ceballos, Emile Smith-Rowe, Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette, have been essential to his facet’s success towards Pedro Martins’ facet.

“I do not know, there’s nonetheless one other sport to play on this competitors and with this degree of opponent, something can occur,” Arteta instructed the membership web site.

“So, we’ve to be very ready to take the sport nil-nil and go and win it on the Emirates. Then we shall be by means of.

“With Mo specifically and with the subs, I am extraordinarily delighted as a result of I understand how a lot they need to play and they’re key on this competitors.

“If you wish to achieve success, you want your subs to make an influence and so they’ve finished it tonight once more.

“And Mo specifically, due to how he is been coaching so arduous to enhance his taking pictures vary with Roundy [Steve Round] and he acquired his reward tonight. It is essential for the crew.”

Arsenal take a two-goal lead and three away objectives into the second leg billed for the Emirates Stadium.

Olympiacos strive Larissa for dimension of their final league sport of the season subsequent, whereas the Gunners welcome Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur within the North London derby as they return to league motion on Sunday.

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