Olivier Giroud gave Arsenal the maximum three points away at Red Star Belgrade, also known as FK Crvena Zvezda in Europa League Group stage, scoring the only goal, with another spectacular bicycle kick.
With the game almost looking like a draw, the hosts handed Arsenal a gift when defender Milan Rodic was red-carded in the 80th minute, after fouling Arsenal’s Francis Coquelin
The numerical supremacy handed over Arsenal appeared to have energised their attack.
Five minutes after, Jack Wilshere for Arsenal drove forward and played a one-two with Theo Walcott to lift the ball up in the air. Walcott headed on to Giroud, who with his back to goal flicked a boot up to lift his strike into the top corner.
“Have you seen a better goal this season?”, tweeted UEFA Europa League.
watch the goal:
It was a magnificent goal no doubt and another memorable strike by Giroud.
Arsenal now lead the Group H with nine points, followed by their hosts FK Crvena Zvezda, with four points.
BATE Borisov that beat FC Cologne by a lone goal, are third, tied on points with FK Crvena Zvezda.