Arsenal lost 2-1 to Östersunds FK on another embarrassing night at the Emirates Stadium.
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Match: Arsenal (3) v (0) Östersunds FK
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Kick-Off (GMT): Thu 22 Feb 20:05
This match was always going to be a test for Arsenal but few expected it to be more than a chance to show professionalism and secure their progression.
The Gunners took a 3-0 lead into the match but that was quickly chipped away after a woeful opening half-hour at the Emirates.
Arsenal were mere observers as Östersunds FK scored two quickfire goals from Hosam Aiseh and Ken Sema just inside the 25-minute mark.
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Arsene Wenger must have given his team a real team talk at half-time as they made an immediate impact after the break. A simple cross down the right went straight to Sead Kolasinac at the back post who made it 1-2.
Enough was enough for Arsene Wenger at half-time as he brought on Granit Xhaka for the unimpressive Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
It seemed to work immediately as Sead Kolasinac picked up the ball at the back post to make it 1-2 which is how it ended.
Here are the highlights (will open in Streamable tab)