Arsenal closed in on qualification for the knockout stages of the Champions League with a 3-1 win over Olympiacos at Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners responded from the disappointment of defeat by Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea as goals in each half from Gervinho and Lukas Podolski and a well-taken late strike from substitute Aaron Ramsey made it successive victories in Group B.

Another three points against Schalke, who drew at home to Montpellier, here in a fortnight's time would all but seal progress and probable seeding for the last 16.

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