Arsenal scored twice in four minutes to win 2-1 at Rapid Vienna in the Europa League on Thursday and spare goalkeeper Bernd Leno’s blushes after his blunder handed the Austrians a shock lead.

Taxiarchis Fountas capitalised on Leno’s misfortune to put Rapid ahead in the 51st minute before David Luiz headed Arsenal level and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who started on the bench, gave it three points in the Group B match.

MATCH CENTRE

Arsenal gave a first start to new signing Thomas Partey whose EUR 50 million fee is more than the transfer market value of Rapid’s entire squad, which according to the specialist website Transfermarkt is around EUR 34 million.

Rapid, backed by around 3,000 fans at the Weststadion, had the better of the first half and deservedly went ahead six minutes after the restart.

Leno received the ball from David Luiz but was dispossessed by Ercan Kara and Fountas turned…

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