Following a typical pre-match offering, Red Star's fans bucked tradition and unfurled another huge banner for the start of the second half, but it could not lift the stodgy fare on the pitch.
Red Star was extremely organized in defense all game, but they also began threatening Arsenal's backline in the second half getting most of the chances. Hopefully then, most of the action will be at the other end and with a strong attack of Walcott and Giroud with Jack Wilshere to create chances we should have plenty of potency up front. What is remarkable is the spirit we have shown, fighting together. That's why he scores at moments you didn't expect him to score.
A sublime over-head kick from Olivier Giroud gave Arsenal a hard-fought 1-0 win over 10-men Serbian side Red Star Belgrade. You have to love that big handsome frenchman.
Their next game in the Europa League will be the return fixture of this game at the Emirates Stadium, where they can potentially seal their place in the knockout stages.
Arsenal are top of Group H with nine points, four ahead of second-placed BATE Borisov.
And former United star Keane believes Arsenal are struggling to keep up with their Premier League rivals.
Despite having spent heavily during the summer, Everton are struggling for wins this season and now lie in 16 position on the League standings after taking just eight points from their opening eight games.