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Luiz Happy With Half-Time Turnaround in Athens

Arsenal defender David Luiz acknowledged that his team rode their luck in the opening stages of their 1-0 win away at Olympiacos in the Europa League.

The Gunners won their Round of 32 first leg tie thanks to an 81 st minute goal from Alex Lacazette, but Olympiacos squandered two golden chances in the opening minutes.

Luiz says he and his teammates reflected on the reasons for this at half-time and the result was a better second half display.

“It's fair. They started well for the first 15 minutes but we played better after that and created more clear chances than them,” he told the Arsenal website.

“We just tried to understand what happened in the first half. This picture of understanding the first half is much better when you have the humility to learn and try to change things in the second half.”

The second leg takes place at Emirates Stadium on Thursday.


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