Arsenal's young, rotated side was minutes from a well-earned 0-0 draw at Red Star... and then Olivier Giroud struck to give them the victory.
Olivier Giroud said Arsenal "owe" their Europa League victory to goalkeeper Petr Cech more than his own spectacular goal in the 1-0 win in Belgrade.
Olivier Giroud netted a spectacular late winner as Arsenal secured a 1-0 win against 10-man Red Star Belgrade at the Rajko Mitic stadium.
If Everton want to rally their supporters and remain in the Europa League beyond the group stage nothing short of a win against Lyon will do.
Arsene Wenger has said Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy is set make his first start in nearly year against Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League.
One of Europe's historically great clubs is enjoying a modest revival in continental play. Beating Arsenal on Thursday would accelerate that progress.
Arsenal head into the international break on a run of six wins and a draw in all competitions since their humiliation on Merseyside.