Arsene Wenger was quick to praise goalscorer Lukas Podolski, claiming the power of his shots has the Arsenal keepers quaking in their gloves.
The German hammered home Arsenal’s second after a beautiful set-up by Oliver Giroud, and Wenger said, “It was a superb goal. He has the most powerful shot of anyone at the club. Our goalkeepers dread him!”
And the Arsenal manager was equally fulsome in his praise for his compatriot and former Montpellier man, Giroud.
“Sometimes he wants to come deep, but he is best as a target man. You know he will fight for the team. His performance is many times very decisive. He works very hard for the team and has a good team spirit.”
Wenger was pleased with his team’s performance, despite making it a bit tough for themselves with some uncharacteristically sloppy passing in the first half.
“It was a question of being patient and waiting for our chances, which we did.”
Arsenal will now travel to Greece to try and finish top of the group, hoping tonight’s opponents can take points off group leaders Schalke.