In the 84th minute of this evening’s Europa League encounter between Arsenal and Olympiacos, Mohamed Elneny secured a win and quite possibly qualification just two minutes after coming on.
Elneny, who replaced Willian in the 82nd minute, was dealt the ball by Gabriel Magalhaes – who looked as composed as ever despite pressed.
Elneny skipped forward before drilling the ball into the bottom corner with a tidy strike from 30 yards out, Jose Sa appeared to get a hand to the strike but could not keep it out.
Not many would’ve expected the defensive midfielder to be the one to score a crucial goal.
Elneny only scores screamers. ??
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Elneny’s strike hands Mikel Arteta’s side a 3-1 lead after the first-leg, with the Gunners taking three away goals into the second meeting, that may just be enough to seal advancement in the competition.