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Arsenal 0-0 Red Star Belgrade

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Giroud scored the winning goal away at Red Star Belgrade in the previous Europa League gameArsenal reached the knockout stages of the Europa League despite a goalless draw against Red Star Belgrade.Striker Olivier Giroud, who scored a late winner in the reverse fixture, was guilty of missing a number of chances, twice being thwarted by Red Star goalkeeper Milan Borjan and shooting wide from inside the area.The game's best chance fell to midfielder Jack Wilshere, but his shot from close range was cleared off the line.
Serbian side Red Star had opportunities themselves, but striker Richmond Boakye could not hit the target with efforts in each half.The Premier League side top Group H with 10 points from four games and Cologne's 5-2 win over BATE Borisov in the group's other game allowed them to progress.
Relive the goalless draw
Everton knocked out of Europa League
England hopefuls fail to impress
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The last of Jack Wilshere's 34 caps for England came at Euro 2016Manager Arsene Wenger had said before the game that Wilshere was "ready" for an England recall, but the midfielder was left out of Gareth Southgate's latest squad for friendlies against Germany and Brazil later this month.Wilshere has largely been fielded in the cup competitions this season and showed glimpses of his capabilities by bursting forward with the ball from midfield, but his performance was not one where Southgate will be left reconsidering his decision.The former Bournemouth loanee could have settled the game in the second half, but his dinked shot was kept out acrobatically by visiting defender Damien Le Tallec.Wilshere said: "I feel good. I am trying to get in the team but there are good players here. I am happy with where I am, enjoying my football and being back in an Arsenal shirt."Another player left out of the Three Lions squad, Theo Walcott, was given the captain's armband for the night but he too failed to impress, being unable to exert his influence on the game.The 28-year-old has played nearly 400 games for the Gunners since signing as a teenager from Southampton in 2005, but now has to be content with playing in a second-string side.Walcott headed wide from a Wilshere cross in the second half and miscued a shot from inside the six-yard box with only the goalkeeper to beat.
Should Wilshere be in the England squad[/IMG][/i] whether the 25-year-old should be included, they said:Kyle Warwick: Wilshere is our most talented midfielder - his big problem is time on the field. If he gets that he's in the squad at least.Matthew Harris: I remember Jack Wilshere playing well for England. Maybe because I don't force myself to forget to protect my prejudices.Jason Talbot: Someone said Jack Wilshere never played well for England! Five man-of-the-match awards on the spin, two goals away from home.
English teams on the up?
Wenger will be confident of reaching the latter stages of the Europa League but will be hoping to avoid the likes of AC Milan, Lazio and Zenit St Petersburg who have all looked good so far.Arsenal's progression in the competition comes in the same week as north London rivals Tottenham's impressive victory over Champions League holders Real Madrid and a result that sent Mauricio Pochettino's side through to the last 16.Manchester City are also through while Manchester United need a point from two games, both sides having won all four group matches. Liverpool and Chelsea are also both well-placed to progress.The only blemish is Everton, as they exited the Europa League after failing to win any of their four group games.
'Frustrated' Wenger
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: "We are a bit frustrated we could not score but overall I believe we lacked a bit of sharpness in the final third. They looked dangerous on the counter and they are a good team, they played well tonight."We want to win the remaining two games. I believe we will have a similar squad in Cologne and at home against BATE Borisov."
What next?
Arsenal travel to face unbeaten Premier League leaders Manchester City on Sunday (kick-off 14:15 GMT).
No frights on Thursday nights - the stats
The Gunners are unbeaten in their last 16 games in all competitions at the Emirates (won 14, drawn two). However, this was the first time since May that they failed to take all three points (2-2 against Manchester City).
This was the first 0-0 Arsenal have been involved in at the Emirates since October 2016, when they drew against Aitor Karanka's Middlesbrough in the Premier League.
Arsene Wenger's side failed to score in a European home game for the first time since February 2016 (2-0 defeat against Barcelona in the Champions League).
Arsenal have not lost any of the nine home games they have played on a Thursday under Arsene Wenger (won eight, drawn one).
Jack Wilshere made his first start at the Emirates in European competition since August 2014 (1-0 v Besiktas in Champions League qualifying).
Red Star Belgrade are the first Serbian team to keep a clean sheet away from home against English opposition since Partizan Belgrade in August 2003 (1-0 against Newcastle in Champions League qualifying).
Line-ups
Match Stats
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Line-ups
Arsenal
54Macey
2Debuchy
35El Neny
16HoldingBooked at 70mins[/i]
61Nelson
69WillockSubstituted forNketiahat 68'minutes
34Coquelin
30Maitland-Niles
14Walcott
10Wilshere
12Giroud
Substitutes
3Osei-Tutu
32Akpom
33Cech
43Da Silva
58McGuane
62Nketiah
65Sheaf
Red Star Belgrade
82Borjan
30Stojkovic
90Savic
4Le Tallec
77Gobeljic
20Donald
7Krsticic
55SrnicSubstituted forRacicat 86'minutes
8KangaSubstituted forMilicat 70'minutes
49RadonjicSubstituted forPesicat 89'minutes
14Boakye
Substitutes
5Frimpong
6Racic
11Adzic
15Babic
16Milic
27Supic
45Pesic
Referee:Luca Banti
Match Stats
Home TeamArsenalAway TeamRed Star BelgradePossessionHome64%Away36%ShotsHome11Away7Shots on TargetHome3Away3CornersHome6Away4FoulsHome4Away7
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Match ends, Arsenal 0, Crvena Zvezda 0.
Full Time
Posted at 90'+5' Second Half ends, Arsenal 0, Crvena Zvezda 0.Posted at 90'+2' Attempt missed. Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Olivier Giroud.Posted at 90'+1' Theo Walcott (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 90'+1' Foul by Marko Gobeljic (Crvena Zvezda).
Substitution
Posted at 89' Substitution, Crvena Zvezda. Aleksandar Pesic replaces Nemanja Radonjic.Posted at 89' Attempt missed. Rob Holding (Arsenal) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Theo Walcott with a cross following a corner.Posted at 88' Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Filip Stojkovic.
Substitution
Posted at 86' Substitution, Crvena Zvezda. Uros Racic replaces Slavoljub Srnic.Posted at 86' Delay over. They are ready to continue.Posted at 85' Delay in match Filip Stojkovic (Crvena Zvezda) because of an injury.Posted at 82' Foul by Mathieu Debuchy (Arsenal).Posted at 82' Richmond Boakye (Crvena Zvezda) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 80' Attempt missed. Richmond Boakye (Crvena Zvezda) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Nemanja Milic with a through ball.Posted at 80' Offside, Arsenal. Reiss Nelson tries a through ball, but Theo Walcott is caught offside.Posted at 76' Attempt missed. Theo Walcott (Arsenal) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jack Wilshere.Posted at 73' Offside, Crvena Zvezda. Milan Borjan tries a through ball, but Nemanja Milic is caught offside.Posted at 72' Corner, Crvena Zvezda. Conceded by Mohamed El Neny.
Booking
Posted at 70' Rob Holding (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 70' Foul by Rob Holding (Arsenal).Posted at 70' Slavoljub Srnic (Crvena Zvezda) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution
Posted at 70' Substitution, Crvena Zvezda. Nemanja Milic replaces Guelor Kanga.
Substitution
Posted at 68' Substitution, Arsenal. Eddie Nketiah replaces Joe Willock.Posted at 67' Foul by Rob Holding (Arsenal).Posted at 67' Guelor Kanga (Crvena Zvezda) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 66' Foul by Olivier Giroud (Arsenal).Posted at 66' Mitchell Donald (Crvena Zvezda) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 66' Jack Wilshere (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 66' Foul by Filip Stojkovic (Crvena Zvezda).Posted at 65' Attempt missed. Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.Posted at 64' Attempt blocked. Jack Wilshere (Arsenal) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ainsley Maitland-Niles.Posted at 62' Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 62' Foul by Richmond Boakye (Crvena Zvezda).Posted at 57' Attempt missed. Joe Willock (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Wilshere.Posted at 56' Offside, Crvena Zvezda. Slavoljub Srnic tries a through ball, but Richmond Boakye is caught offside.Posted at 53' Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Damien Le Tallec.Posted at 51' Attempt saved. Slavoljub Srnic (Crvena Zvezda) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Guelor Kanga.Posted at 48' Reiss Nelson (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 48' Foul by Nenad Krsticic (Crvena Zvezda).Posted at 47' Attempt missed. Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Mohamed El Neny.
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