Apart from that, Arsene Wenger’s men supplied very little for their fans to get excited about as Huub Stevens’ Schalke side proved to be much more effective when going forward with the likes of Ibrahim Afellay, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Jefferson Farfan and Atsuto Uchida providing plenty of problems for the home side.
The deadlock was broken when Huntelaar slotted home Afellay’s headed cross from 10 yards in the 76th minute before the latter made it a two-goal lead with four minutes remaining when he swept home substitute Jermaine Jones’ low pass.
The result saw Schalke move to the top of the Group B table on seven points form three outings with the Gunners remaining second on four ahead of Olympiakos on three, who beat Montpellier 2-1 tonight, with the French sitting at the bottom.
UEFA Champions League – Group B
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