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Summary

  1. Victorious Arsenal into last 16
  2. Gunners can still win Group D
  3. Sanogo scores first goal for Arsenal
  4. Sanchez scores brilliant second

Live Reporting

By Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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Yaya Sanogo
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Thanks for joining us on a night that many of us thought we'd never see.

Yaya Sanogo has scored a goal.

Good night.

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Arsenal's injured playmaker Mesut Ozil

on Twitter: "Well-deserved win, great rematch, qualified for the round of sixteen - what a perfect evening. Superb performance, Gunners!"

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Charleschip: Tonight showed Arsenal, do know how to defend, just need to have more discipline.

Henry Taylor-Gill: Well, we'll qualify second and get knocked out by Bayern or Real. Same old, same old Arsenal.

Won't somebody think of Anderlecht?

Anderlecht players celebrate
AP

Arsenal's win dumped Anderlecht out the tournament, despite the Belgians' 2-0 win over 10-man Galatasaray.

However Chancel Mbemba's brace has ensured the Brussels side will be in the Europa League.

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Bradders: Realistically Arsenal will finish 2nd go out at Round of 16 and will struggle in the PL but will get fourth. Change is needed though.

Prakash Rabadiya: Arsenal haters come back and see us when you have been in last 16 for 15 years in a row.

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Yaya Sanogo Twitter
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Yaya Sanogo's Twitter handle is 'Yayasanogoal22'. He might have to change that now. Yayasanonegoal22 maybe?

Manager reaction

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Arsene Wenger
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on Sky Sports: "Overall it was a committed game.

"Maybe we were defensively better tonight. We are a team that likes to go forward - sometimes we feel dominate the game and we maybe forget to take precautions to defend. We did that better tonight.

"Alexis Sanchez has given unbelievable fighting spirit. A mixture of talent and desire.

"I like what Yaya Sanogo did tonight. We went long on him. What he did on his first goal is class. Unfortunately, he got injured. Mikel Arteta doesn't look good - it's a calf. I think he will be out for a while.

"The injuries are difficult to take on the chin. We go into many games and we need as many available."

Touch map

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Łukasz Piszczek heat map
BBC

I was impressed by Lukasz Piszczek, Borussia Dortmund's right-back tonight, definitely one out of the Dani Alves school of defending.

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Mikel Arteta
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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has just been on TV saying that midfielder Mikel Arteta could be out for a while with a calf injury picked up tonight.

He was replaced after 67 minutes today.

Full quotes to come.

Touch map

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Santiago Cazorla heat map
BBC

Thanks to Opta's touchmap, we can see that Santiago Cazorla put in a real box-to-box performance. Impressive stuff from the Spaniard.

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Mark Lawrenson, former Liverpool defender, on 5 live

"An awful lot of teams would love to be in Arsenal's position. Apart from Chelsea and Southampton, who can you say has played really well?

"I'm totally convinced Arsenal will qualify for the Champions League via the Premier League again. It's just whether the people at the top think it's time for a change.

"You'd just like the manager to put his hand up and admit he's been a bit stubborn and try to build the team from the back."

Player reaction

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Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker
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Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker on Sky Sports: "It was a solid performance, especially defensively.

"We didn't give them too much. We were solid at the back. We have had a few disappointing results recently. That was a mental test and we are strong enough. We can continue now.

"It's good to score an early goal but over the 90 minutes we were solid and that's the key.

"We had to [sit down and discuss recent poor defensive performances]. After Anderlecht and Manchester United, we dropped mentally a bit. We were even stronger today. We learned form disappointments in the last weeks.

"In the Premier League we have to prove something there. Some vital weeks are coming up."

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Match stats
BBC

The stats tell us there wasn't much in the game - Borussia Dortmund had more possession and shots on target, while Arsenal had one shot more than the Germans.

Elsewhere in Europe

Real Madrid have sealed a 1-0 win in Basel courtesy of Cristiano Ronaldo's goal to mean that Liverpool only need to beat the Swiss side at Anfield to go through from Group B.

Carlos Tevez wrapped up victory for Juventus in Malmo with a comfortable finish after breaching the offside trap. The Italians are in pole position to qualify from Group A with Atletico Madrid who completed a comfortable passage into the knockout stages with a 4-0 win over Olympiakos.

Meanwhile Group C promises to be a fascinating final day with Monaco's surprise 1-0 win in Bayer Leverkusen meaning both those teams and Zenit St Petersburg can go through.

Anderlecht's 2-0 victory over Galatasaray has become academic in Group D with both Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund qualifying.

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Champions League group d
BBC

So Arsenal are through. A victory in their final game at Galatasaray would see them top the group but only if Borussia Dortmund are beaten by Anderlecht, who have nothing to play for.

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This is the 15th consecutive season that Arsenal have qualified from the Champions League group stage. They're consistent if nothing else. Very consistent.

FULL-TIME

ARSENAL THROUGH TO LAST 16

Arsenal have been deserved winners tonight and they're into the knockout stages again.

Borussia Dortmund were poor, but the Gunners played well.

Alexis Sanchez celebrates for Arsenal
Reuters

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Kanayo Umeogu: Nice one Arsenal. But remember Dortmund lie 16th in the Bundesliga and are already through to the next stage of the Champions League.

Abdul Said: Now who says Arsenal can't defend?

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Adrian Ramos almost pulls one back but it's straight at Emiliano Martinez. Two minutes left.

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Santi Cazorla is grimacing after being caught by Adrian Ramos. Not what Arsenal fans need to see.

Santi Cazorla is caught by Adrian Ramos
AFP

SUBSTITUTION

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We're approaching injury-time, Joel Campbell comes on for the impressive Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Four added minutes.

Over in Sofia...

Ludogorets have equalised against Liverpool in Bulgaria, but I'm reliably informed that changes nothing to the qualification permutations.

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Jack in London: Calling Arsenal fans fickle is quite a generalised statement. I personally still want Wenger to step down at the end of the season.

Optimistic Gooner: All fine and dandy but as always into the last 16 and it will be there we meet real class and a swift return to reality and the chase for fourth!

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With Yaya Sanogo scoring his first goal for Arsenal, do you expect to see him regularly? Or at the very least, has he justified his selection?

Have your say on the 5 live Football Social from 22:00 GMT on

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The phones lines are open now - and Mark Pougatch wants to hear from you.

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I was just about to ask the same question, Earl.

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Aaron Adegbesan: As an Arsenal fan I think Wenger should not be sacked unless he fails to win another trophy by the end of next season.

Lindsay: I'm enjoying this Arsenal performance but we still need to perform in the premier league or we won't be back here next season.

The Earl of Jeffs: Would Arsenal fans take Jurgen Klopp on this showing?

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Phil: The Wenger-cokey is off again - we want Wenger in, Wenger out, in out, in out shake him all about. Fickle fans.

Steve Watson: Arsenal need to win the group not to draw one of the big guns (Bayern, Barca, etc).

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Ilkay Gundogan has an effort from 20 yards but it's easily saved by Arsenal keeper Emiliano Martinez, who could be pocketing an unexpected clean sheet bonus tonight.

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I suspect Yaya Sanogo would have settled for today's events this morning. Well, presuming his injury isn't too serious.

Really hard to see Borussia Dortmund mounting a comeback here.

Arsenal's Yaya Sanogo is subbed
Reuters

Elsewhere in Europe

A potential minor shock on the cards in Group C as Monaco take the lead in Bayer Leverkusen with their first shot on goal all evening. Lucas Ocampos had only been on the field two minutes when he slotted home a Nabil Dirar cross from the right.

Lucas Ocampos celebrates for Monaco
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SUBSTITUTION

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Oh oh.

Yaya Sanogo is limping off, seems to be holding his hamstring. He's milking the applause as he comes off slowly.

And he is replaced by Lukas Podolski.

SUBSTITUTION

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Kevin Grosskreutz plays a cross across goal but nobody can get on the end of it. He is immediately replaced by Milos Jojic - Borussia Dortmund's final change.

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Luke Gwalchmai: This is exactly what Arsenal didn't do against Anderlecht; actually defend!

Wil: Arsenal fans will want Wenger out as soon as they lose their next game, their fans are beyond pathetic.

Bradders: When Wenger wins, he's the best. When we lose fans call for his head. Arsenal fans are fickle. Coming from an Arsenal fan.

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain goes close for a second time. Alexis Sanchez plays a cross-field pass to the England midfielder, who takes a touch and fires in a powerful effort which flies just over.

A reminder that a third Arsenal goal would boost their chances of topping the group on the final day.

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The Gunners look like they're going to see this one out, defending solidly. But I feel like a thousand text commentators have probably said that before me and been proved wrong.

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Mark Pougatch

BBC Radio 5 live

Imagine what Alexis Sanchez will be like once he's settled. Simply brilliant curled effort into the corner. His 13th for the club.

Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring for Arsenal
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Yaya Sanogo is back in his own half helping out, but concedes a free-kick for a mistimed tackle. Borussia Dortmund take a quick set-piece and Neven Subotic fires over a very ambitious 40-yard effort as the ball is rolled to him.

Elsewhere in Europe

Mario Mandzukic has scored a hat-trick for Atletico Madrid to make it 4-0 against Olympiakos in Group A. The Croatia striker netted his second on 62 minutes heading in from Arda Turan's cross and then nodded home a Gabi free-kick three minutes later.

Atletico Madrid celebrate their fourth goal
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Abdul Said: Sanchez is not for sale! Caution, Man City.

Nappier O George: What a stunner from the Chilean machine. What a great addition to this Arsenal team. Complete player he is. Good buy Wenger.

Kurt Booth: Credit to Sanogo for eventually delivering the goods, and to Sanchez for doing it on the regular, including today.

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New captain Per Mertesacker is down injured after a clash of heads with substitute Adrian Ramos.

The German picks himself up, as does Ramos eventually.