Alexis Sanchez’s goal proved decisive for Arsenal…
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Arsenal sealed their qualification to the Champions League group stage this evening, but had to work extremely hard to see off the challenge of Turkish giants Besiktas.
In the 45th minute, Alexis Sanchez slotted home his first goal for the club to give Arsene Wenger’s side the advantage. Despite a market improvement on his previous performances, the Chilean missed several chances to extend the home side’s advantage.
In the 75th minute, Mathieu Debuchy was sent-off for a second yellow card, forcing Arsenal to cope with a nervy finish to the game. The Frenchman can have few complaints, and gave the referee little choice.
The Champions League group stage draw takes place tomorrow.
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