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Giroud steps up for Arsenal in Europe

Arsenal faced Olympiakos in the Champions League knowing that only a victory by a two-goal margin would secure their place in the knockout stages of the competition.

Arsene Wenger opted for both Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott in the starting line-up but played the Englishman on the wing rather than up front. By the end of the evening, the Gunners were through after Giroud’s hat-trick earned Wenger’s men a 3-0 victory.

Can they win the Champions League this season? Possibly not but at least they’ve managed to reach the last-16 once again. From there, who knows?

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