Two late goals give Arsenal comeback win over Anderlecht

AP, Wednesday 22 Oct 2014

Arsenal's Lukas Podolski, left, is hugged after he scored 2-1 during the Group D Champions League match between Anderlecht and Arsenal at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014 (Photo: AP)

Kieran Gibbs and Lukas Podolski scored in the final minutes to give Arsenal a stunning 2-1 victory over Anderlecht and a Champions League birthday present to manager Arsene Wenger.

With defeat seeming assured, Gibbs brought Arsenal back into the game in the 89th minute with a low volley. Podolski followed up from close range in stoppage time after a goalmouth scramble to keep the London side second in Group D.

Anderlecht had sensed victory after midfielder Andy Najar gave the Belgian champion a 1-0 lead with a powerful header which wrong-footed Arsenal's third-choice goalie Emiliano Martinez in the 71st minute.

Dortmund leads the group with nine points ahead of Arsenal, whose coach Wenger celebrated his 65th birthday on Wednesday, with six points.
Anderlecht and Galatasaray have one point each.

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