Agency : Arsenal came from behind to down Rapid Vienna 2-1 and Rangers beat Standard Liege 2-0 in the opening round of Europa League group stage matches on Thursday. Arsenal, the 2019 finalists under Unai Emery, were struggling to make an impact in Austria. After a goalless first half they went behind when keeper Bernd Leno fluffed a clearance on a night he will want to forget. Taxiarchis Fountas capitalised on Leno's clanger, much to the joy of the 3 000 home fans allowed in to watch under coronavirus safety protocol, but the Gunners then turned the game around in four second-half minutes. David Luiz put them level with a deft glancing header off Nicolas Pepe's free-kick, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang then tapping home to bag the three Group B points. It was an eventful night for Mikel Arteta's side with, alongside eight yellow cards, an eye-catching display from Thomas Partey on his first start since his transfer deadline day move from Atletico Madrid. A frustrated follower of the game from his London sofa was Mesut Ozil, who has been left out of both Arsenal's Europa League and Premier League squad. "When I can't support on the pitch tonight, I will support in front of the TV in London," tweeted Ozil.
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