Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was relieved to declare his side have their Champions League Group D destiny in their own hands after their dramatic late win against Anderlecht in Brussels.
Late goals from Kieran Gibbs and a dramatic winner from Lukas Podolski handed the Gunners what was an unlikely victory on a night when they struggled to hit top form, with the dramatic finish to the game handing Wenger a perfect 65th birthday present.
"We looked to control the game in the first half and controlled...
Three quick thoughts from Arsenal's come-from-behind, injury-time 2-1 win over Anderlecht on Wednesday night.
1. Happy birthday, Arsene
Arsene Wenger said recently that Arsenal's results do not match their performances, and that was certainly the case against Anderlecht. On a night when the manager turned 65, he was given the gift of three points that his side scarcely deserved, as it beat the young Belgian side with two big late goals.
In that, there's no denying Arsenal showed some character...