Arsenal only needed a point to progress in the Champions League, but got three as they defeated Standard Liege 2-0 at the Emirates. Overall this was a comfortable victory against Belgium opposition who ended the game with ten men after Mehdi Carcela-Gonzalez was sent off with four minutes remaining after a touchline clash with Cesc Fabregas.
The Gunner took the lead when Samir Nasri took advantage of a mistake after 35 minutes and Denilson struck a spectacular, swerving second from 30 yards in first-half injury time.
The home side dominated in the second period as they did the first, the difference being their failure to take chances.
But Standard carried a threat of their own, backed by a vociferous following, with Dieudonne Mbokani and Gohi Bi Cyriac hitting the woodwork in each half.