Top five stats from Arsenal's 2-1 victory over Anderlecht, featuring Kieran Gibbs & Lukas Podolski

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Arsenal recorded a vital Champions League win on Wednesday night, scoring twice in the final two minutes to beat Anderlecht.

Arsenal left it late to stage a dramatic comeback against Anderlecht on Wednesday night as they maintained their hopes of progression to the Champions League knock-out phase. 

The Gunners were heading for a shock loss after Andy Najar opened the scoring for the home side in the 71st minute but a Kieran Gibbs equaliser and a last minute Lukas Podolski strike completed a dramatic turnaround. It may have been a lethargic display from the north London side - but it is the result that counts.

Here are the top five statistics from the encounter:

1) Five of Arsenal's last six Champions League away wins have been by a single goal.

2) Kieran Gibbs equalled the highest total of tackles made in a Champions League match this season versus Anderlecht. The England international recorded nine challenges, six of which were successful.

  MatchMatchdayTeamPosTacklesMins
Álvaro Arbeloa Liverpool vs Madrid 03 Madrid DF 9 90
Kieran Gibbs Anderlecht vs Arsenal 03 Arsenal DF 9 90
Jérémy Toulalan Zenit vs 02 Monaco MF 9 90
Casemiro Porto vs 01 Porto MF 8 90
Roberto Hilbert Bayer 04 vs Benfica 02 Bayer 04 DF 8 90

3) Lukas Podolski has scored eight goals in his last 10 Champions League appearances, including six in nine for Arsenal. Having arrived as a substitute in the 83rd minute against Anderlecht, he buried his one and only attempt of the match. 

  TeamTotal ShotsConversion RateMins
Lukas Podolski Arsenal 1 100.00 6

4) The Gunners maintained an impressive 64% of the possession against their Belgian outfit, while the club's two goals came from their final two shots of the game. Pressure. 

  Possession Percentage
Arsenal 64.00

5) Arsenal have now kept only one clean sheet in their last 10 games in all competitions - during their 3-0 win against Aston Villa in the Premier League.

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