Draw 2-2 at Standard Liege Stadium on 12/12, Arsenal won tickets to the round of 16 of the Europa League as Group F.
Bastien at the 47th minute, Amallah at the 69th minute – Lacazette at the 78th minute, Saka at the 81st minute.
Arsenal’s next door, in theory, is huge because they are three points ahead of Standard Liege and beat rivals Belgium 4-0 in the first leg. It is the tournament that first and foremost, when the two teams are equal, makes Arsenal play somewhat subjective. It was not until two goals were lost that the visitors came to their senses and created great opportunities.
Arsenal fans will feel unjust for the home team to witness the first half of the second half. Standard Liege, in a poorly-lit position, scored lucky goals. Two minutes after the break, Samuel Bastien finished from outside the box. The ball hit Sokratis and changed direction, defending goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.
Arsenal will be eliminated if they lose 0-5 and the match result is the same. The match was nearly 20 minutes and coach Ljungberg decided to play a double instead of keeping the score. He threw striker Martinelli into the field after losing the second goal. Arsenal pushed the home side down and reduced the score to 1-2 in the 78th minute. Saka crossed the ball well for Lacazette to head in from close range.
Just three minutes later, Saka equalized in the astonishment of the Liege defense. Arsenal midfielder went the ball from the left wing into the middle, before shooting into the far corner to eliminate goalkeeper Bodart.
Saka’s goal accidentally engulfed Liege’s ambition. Because in the match at the same time, Frankfurt lost against Guimaraes 2-3. Coach Preud’homme, upon hearing the news, urged the students to rush in at extra time.
Liege just needs to win against Arsenal with any score to go on. But the Belgian representative could not score an extra goal in two minutes of injury time. Draw 2-2 with Arsenal, Liege was eliminated because of the second table Frankfurt a point.
Arsenal went on to the first place in Group F. Ljungberg was relieved that the team escaped, but he probably did not remain in the position as a temporary coach, because the British press simultaneously reported that Arsenal had contacted Carlo Ancelotti – the new person was sacked Napoli.