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Olympiacos 0-3 Arsenal – Giroud Hat-Trick Hero – Match Review

The premise was simple. Win by two clear goals. To progress from the Group stage once again – a constant since 1999/2000 – and exorcise the demons that had lurked since the reverse fixture at The Emirates. Arsenal needed every man to step up.

Arsenal needed a hero.

They required someone to step forward and change history. The man to do it has been ridiculed. He even had his own preposterous hashtag which symbolised the exasperation which sometimes follows him around during matches.

When it mattered though, the man who had the mettle to rewrite Arsenal’s European fate was Olivier Giroud.

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Olympiacos Vs Arsenal – It Comes Down To This – Match Preview

Season after season in Europe, it seems that Arsenal always reach a point where a certain requirement means elimination or progression.

Score two goals and win. Overturn this deficit. Match the previous result or better. Today’s match is exactly the same.

The only difference is, that this is still in the Group Stage as opposed to the Last 16.

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