Photo: Arsene Wenger and Steve Bould share a special moment as Arsenal clinch qualification

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Arsenal boss and his assistant appeared united in delight.

Arsenal clinched their place in the Champions League last 16 with a stunning yet controlled win over Olympiakos.

At the final whistle there was a rare show of outright glee from manager Arsene Wenger, who turned to his assistant Steve Bould in sheer delight.

The duo often cut stoic, nervous figures on the sidelines, without a lot of emotion shared between them. This was different.

Arsenal have been severely criticised over the course of their campaign, with good reason after losing the first two matches.

They bounced back by winning three of their last four, and made the final win in Greece as painless as possible with a 3-0 victory.

It will have given Wenger and Bould great satisfaction to know they have managed to right the ship, and achieve their objective to qualify for the knockout sages, with some positive momentum to take into their Champions League campaign.

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