Gunners reach Europa League knockout phase


Arsene Wenger and Co. would’ve liked to have scored, but Arsenal still managed to book their place in the UEFA Europa League knockout round.

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The Gunners settled for a 0-0 draw against Red Star Belgrade on Thursday at the Emirates Stadium, with Arsenal currently topping Group H with 10 points through its first four matches in this season’s competition.

Wenger put out a largely inexperienced squad once again in the competition as the French manager continues to experiment with some of his younger players.

The Gunners certainly had their share of chances on the day, but Belgrade’s defense held strong in the key moments to preserve the draw.

Jack Wilshere had one of the best opportunities for the hosts after the hour mark when he shot appeared destined to go in the Belgrade goal, however, defender Damien Le Tallec’s timely goal-line clearance kept Arsenal off the board.

Next up for Arsenal in the Europa League will be Cologne on Nov. 23, while Belgrade will take on BATE Borisov that same day.