Arsenal secured a 3-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night as they set up a make-or-break clash with Olympiakos next month.
Alexis Sanchez scored twice in the victory, with his second arguably the pick of the pair following some impressive work from Joel Campbell before the Chilean international sprung the offside trap to make the result safe.
Mesut Ozil had given the hosts the lead earlier in the first half, but Sanchez struck just minutes later to double Arsenal’s lead and put them in a strong position in a game that they knew they had to win.
Coupled with Bayern Munich’s win over Olympiakos, the Gunners will now travel to Greece on December 9 knowing that they can still advance to the knockout stages of the tournament.
Following on from their disappointing loss to West Bromwich Albion at the weekend, boss Arsene Wenger will have been delighted with the response from the players as they aim to get back on track and start to build some momentum heading into the Christmas schedule.
Meanwhile, the French tactician received another boost with Aaron Ramsey proving to be fit enough to come off the bench to play the last 15 minutes as the injury crisis at the Emirates begins to show signs of improving.
Arsenal return to Premier League action with a trip to Norwich City this weekend, as they look to leapfrog current league leaders Leicester City who face Manchester United looking to maintain their slender lead at the top of the standings.