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Video - Arsenal stay alive in the Champions League

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Little and large show - Sanchez and Mertesacker
Little and large show - Sanchez and Mertesacker

Arsenal kept their Champions League hopes alive with a routine 3-0 victory over Dinamo Zagreb - and now a two goal away win in their final game against Olympiacos will secure their unlikely passage to the last-16 of the competition.

Arsene Wenger's men had lost three of their opening four Group F fixtures, including defeat in Zagreb, and looked to be on the verge of failing to make the knock-out stages of the competition for the first time in 16 seasons.

But, knowing they needed Bayern Munich to beat Olympiacos in Germany as well as take care of their own match, the Gunners held up their end of the bargain as Mesut Ozil opened the scoring before an Alexis Sanchez double sealed a comfortable 3-0 win.

Bayern obliged by running riot against their Greek opposition, meaning Arsenal will go to Athens on December 9 needing to avenge the 3-2 defeat they suffered at the hands of Olympiacos at the Emirates Stadium.

Wenger hailed the performance of Ozil after his latest impressive display, as his German World Cup winner continues to impress.

The Arsenal boss went on to suggest his side now have a real chance to qualify for the last-16 of the Champions League, as he is keen to avoid dipping into the Europa League for the second half of the season.