Surely Arsenal cannot undo their good work this time. They take a commanding lead to the Emirates but, as the minutes ticked down, a modest Olympiakos had cause to fancy their chances of repeating last year’s turnaround when the second leg arises.

The Greek champions had equalised Martin Ødegaard’s stunning opener through the architect of that heist, Youssef El‑Arabi, and Arsenal yet again had poor decisions in building from the back to blame. But excellent late finishes from Gabriel and Mohamed Elneny meant that was a concern for another day and afforded Mikel Arteta’s side a foot in the quarter-finals.

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