Arsenal pull off their ‘greatest escape’ and leave Arsène Wenger feeling lucky

• Not many gave us a chance of winning at Olympiakos, says Wenger
• We want to go far in the Champions League, adds hero Olivier Giroud

Arsène Wenger voiced the hope that it might be Arsenal’s lucky year in the Champions League, after watching his team pull off the “greatest escape” to pip Olympiakos to a place in the last 16.

Olivier Giroud scored a hat-trick as Arsenal won 3-0 to beat the Greek champions on the head-to-head tie-break – Olympiakos had won 3-2 at the Emirates in September – and it was a night when Wenger described every last detail as being “perfect”.

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