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UEL: Slavia Prague snatch late goal to deny Arsenal first-leg win

A wasteful Arsenal conceded a stoppage-time equaliser to give Slavia Prague the advantage with an away goal following a 1-1 draw in their Europa League quarter-final first leg.

Defender Tomas Holes scored a header in the 94th minute, after Nicolas Pepe thought he had earned Mikel Arteta’s side a win with a goal off the bench late on.

The Ivory Coast international linked up with fellow substitute Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, chipping a finish over the visiting goalkeeper Ondrej Kolar with four minutes of regular time remaining.

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Arsenal had been wasteful up until that point, with Bukayo Saka missing a one-on-one and Willian both hitting the post, before Alexandre Lacazette passed up a huge chance, stealing the ball inside his own area and running the length of the pitch before scooping his shot on to the upright.

Slavia go into the second leg in the Czech capital just ahead in the tie, and will be looking to put another British side out after already beating Premier League side Leicester and Scottish Premiership champions Rangers.

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