ARSENAL fought back from two-goals down to pick up a 2-2 draw against Standard Liege.
Late goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Bukayo Saka ensured that the Gunners booked their place in the Europa League knockout stages as group winners.
Yet, Arsenal look on course to MISS OUT on hiring Carlo Ancelotti as their new permanent manager as he flies to London for talks with Everton.
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CARLO ANCELOTTI will fly into London in the next 24 hours to hold face-to-face talks with Everton over becoming their new manager, writes Duncan Wright exclusively for SunSport.
Ancelotti is due to sit down with Toffees owner Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright to discuss taking over at Goodison Park.
And though Arsenal have spoken to the Italian's lawyer they are still not in a position to arrange a meeting with the 60-year-old about taking over from Unai Emery.
SunSport revealed yesterday how Everton had stolen a march on their Premier League rivals in the race for the Champions League winner because they want to find a replacement for Marco Silva next week.
By seeking a meeting this weekend they have given a clear indication to the former Chelsea and AC Milan boss that he is their number one choice to take over.
That is not the feeling he is getting from the Gunners as the club's recruitment committee deliberate over the direction they want the club to go in.
FREDDIE LJUNGBERG has praised his side's “tremendous” comeback against Standard Liege.
When asked what it says about the character of the team, he said: “Tremendous. Really proud of them.
“That's what I said to them after the game, it's a tough place to come and be 2-0 down, like you said, tremendous fans in my opinion, a great atmosphere and they showed that belief in how they can play football and their own quality.”
ARSENAL escaped an early scare to finish top of the pile.
OWEN HARGREAVES does not think Manchester United or Arsenal will finish in the top four this season.
He said: “You think for Arsenal and Manchester United they are not going to finish in the top four so they have to find a way to win this competition.
“For Arsenal, this competition is huge.”
Before he added: “So I think for Arsenal and Manchester United, wining the Europa League definitely isn't as easy as it looks in the group stages.”
LACAZETTE and Saka saved Arsenal from embarrassment against Standard Leige.
The Gunners managed to salvage a draw after some the home side went two goals ahead.
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