Argentine shot-stopper Emiliano Martinez made his Champions League bow for Arsenal on Wednesday evening at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium. Against Anderlecht, he made two saves, but did concede in the 71st minute.
Arsenal had many big names on the pitch, including Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere, yet there was no fluidity or creativity in midfield and, in truth, the Gunners actually looked better off when the Englishman was substituted.
Due to an injury crisis at the back, Arsene Wenger was forced to deploy a brace of left backs with Nacho Monreal playing more centrally while Kieran Gibbs patrolled the flank.
Honduras midfielder Andy Najar became the first player from his country to score in the Champions League as he headed into the goal while Calum Chambers and Mathieu Flamini watched on.
Arsenal struck twice in the final minutes to go from 1-0 down to 2-1 up, with the comeback sparked by Kieran Gibbs's superb volleyed effort in the 89th minute.
Seldom-used World Cup winning forward Lukas Podolski scored the winner from close-range in what could easily be the photograph of the night. Not because it captures Podolski and Aaron Ramsey in an embrace, but for the priceless reaction of Alexis Sanchez in the background!