Arsenal 2 Standard Liege 0

Just watched the highlights a few minutes ago. Arsenal sealed their passage into the last 16 of the Champions League in convincing fashion with a comfortable win against Standard Liege at the Emirates Stadium. Arsene Wenger’s side needed only a point to qualify for the knockout phase for a seventh consecutive season – but they never looked in serious danger of clinching anything less than three as they dominated the Belgian club for long periods.

Samir Nasri took advantage of Landry Mulemo’s slip to put the Gunners ahead after 35 minutes and Denilson struck a spectacular, swerving second from 30 yards in first-half injury time. Arsenal boss Wenger will now hope his side can take their impressive form in the group stage forward and go one step further than last season’s Champions League campaign, when they exited against Manchester United in the semi-final.

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