The Gunners reached the last four of the UEFA Europa League after an aggregate win on 6-3 over CSKA Moscow yesterday, despite the match ending in a 2-2 nervy draw at Moscow.
Arsenal were two goals down in the first 50 minutes of the game and were under immense pressure until Welbeck scored the crucial away goal to give them some respite.
CSKA took the lead after Fedor Chalov and Kirill Nababkin score two goals in the first hour. The hosts almost managed to level on aggregate and leading on away goals, but Arsenal’s number 1 Peter Cech denied both of Aleksandr Golovin’s free kick and Sergei Ignashevich shot narrowly wide.
Arsene Wenger’s side, who are the leading scorers in the tournament, did not manage to get a shot on target until the first 70 minutes of the game, when Koscielny wasted a brilliant opportunity to score before Welbeck scored for the Gunners.
After Aaron Ramsey scored Arsenal’s second goal in the extra time, the Gunner’s spot in the final four was certain alongside Marseille, Salzburg and Atletico Madrid.
The draw for the final four of the UEFA Europa League will take place at Nyon, Switzerland today at 03:30 P.M. IST.