"This result hurts"- Arteta

Arsenal were crashed out from the Europa League on away goal difference. Olympiakos stunned everyone with a 2-1 victory (2-2 on aggregate) to guarantee their place in the last 16.

The Gunner came into the game as favourites as they had an advantage of away goal. After a goalless first half and a terrible play from Arsenal on the right flange, Olympiakos opened the scoreline in the 53rd minute after a goal from corner by Pape Cisse.

That away goal made the aggregate scoreline even and the both teams couldn't find the net for the rest of the 90 minutes. The game was taken in the extra time.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang restore the aggregate scoreline in favor of the Gunners with a stunning acrobatic goal in the 113th minute.

After an impressive play by Leno the hosts received a corner, and as we all know very well they are terrible at defense from set piece. After uncertainty in defense Youssef El-Arabi scored the winning goal for the Greek side with just minute left to play from extra time.

Now Olympiakos go further in the competition while Arsenal will hope to guarantee a place in the Champions League as they are 7 points behind the fourth in the table Chelsea with 11 games left to play.

Arsenal had a chance to score in the added time in extra time but Aubameyang wasted that open goal opportunity.

What exactly happened last night at Emirates?

The truth is that Arsenal were struggling the whole time, in fact the three in front weren't at their best. Pepe was just terrible at possession, he was losing the ball all the time after an unsuccessful dribbling.

Lacazette and Aubameyang didn't play enough with the ball.

We used to see Saka do an incredible things with the ball, but last night it was obvious that the youngster is very, very exhausted.

Dani Ceballos didn't have an idea what he was doing with the ball. His passes weren't complete, at defense he wasn't helping at all.

At defense Mustafi was solid. He played well, he cleared some dangerous balls and didn't let anyone past him.

Arsenal's overall performance wasn't good enough and the final scoreline wasn't surprising.

Mikel Arteta on last night defeat.

The Spaniard spoke after the match: "It hurts. The result hurts. We put a lot of hopes in this competition. It was an important competitions for us because we could go to Europe.

"We created a lot of chances to win the game, but I think that you put yourselves in a big trouble if you concede two goals from set pieces like this.

"I am the one who have to lift those players and getting back their belief. That is just the first thing I have to do as a head coach, because it was very painful night for everyone."

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