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Arsenal beat Olympiacos 3-1 in the first leg of their Europa League last 16 tie, with goals from Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Magalhaes and Mohamed Elneny giving them the advantage going in to the second leg.
Youssef El-Arabi did equalise for Olympiacos but Magalhaes' header and Elneny's late strike got Arsenal their all-important second and third away goals and secured the win.
Winning the Europa League looks to be Arsenal's best route of earning a spot in next season's Champions League and the win means Arsenal are in the driving seat when it comes to progressing to the quarter-finals.
Daily Star Sport has taken a look at two things Mikel Arteta got right and a common problem he needs to address.
Backing Martin Odegaard
Odegaard scored a stunning goal to give Arsenal the lead, his first for the Gunners since joining on loan from Real Madrid in January, and proved his manager's faith to be well-placed.
The decision to sign Odegaard has been criticised by some former Arsenal stars, with Tony Adams saying: "As the sporting director of Arsenal, you wouldn't be getting Odegaard in."
Martin Keown, meanwhile, labelled the midfielder "another project which we haven't got time for now".
However, Arteta is delighted with the 22-year-old's impact, saying: "I'm really happy with him. I think he's settled really, really quickly into the team and with what we demand from the players.
"His behaviour, his attitude and his work rate has been phenomenal. He's had better moments than others to give us the special qualities he has, but overall I'm really happy with him."
Odegaard did miss a gilt-edged chance early on but he came up with the goods in the 34th minute to give his side the lead.
Repeated individual errors
When David Luiz was caught in possession in the first-half, Arsenal were lucky that Olympiacos did not go on to punish them and score an equaliser.
In the second-half, they were not as lucky when Dani Ceballos was caught in possession and Youssef El-Arabi capitalised to put Olympiacos level.
Repeated individual errors are a major problem for Arsenal and Arteta will need to address this worrying trend.
On Saturday, Granit Xhaka was at fault for Burnley's equaliser and errors from Ceballos almost led to the Gunners being eliminated from the Europa League in the previous round.
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Picking a strong team
With the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Bukayo Saka, Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney in the starting line-up, there can be no doubt that Arteta picked a very strong team.
With a north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, Arteta may well have been tempted to rest some players.
However, he went with a strong line-up and it paid off, with the Gunners winning the game and leading the tie.
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