Arsenal defeated Galatasaray 4-1 on Tuesday evening but had to make do with second-place in their Champions League qualifying group as Borussia Dortmund drew with Anderlecht.
However disappointed Gunners boss Arsene Wenger will be at not finishing top of D he can take great pride in how his much-changed side dispatched with the Turkish giants.
One player in particular who shone was German international Lukas Podolski, who has rarely featured recently but who netted a brace in only his second 90-minute performance this season.
His on-target shooting accuracy of 75 per cent and his passing accuracy of 91 per cent spoke of a player who still has plenty to offer Arsenal, despite the ongoing rumours that he could soon leave the club.
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While Arsenal gave some of their young players a chance in the second half it was senior stars Podolski and Aaron Ramsey who took the plaudits and the headlines, and when you consider his most recent performance, there is every chance Wenger will call on the German again during a busy festive period.