Östersunds- the plucky Swedish club that was on nobody’s radar two years ago- nearly pulled off the mother of all upsets at the Emirates Stadium last night.
Last week, Hosam Aiesh was an injury scratch as Arsenal made easy work of the Allsvenskan side in the Arctic circle. An 0-3 first leg score, featured a late penalty save from Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina leaving the Swedish minnows needing a miracle to progress to the Round of 16 of the Europa League.
That miracle seemed to be on the cards 24 minutes into the second leg- and the man to start the comeback? Hosam Aiesh.
The 22 year-old right winger showcased an array of skills and he opened the scoring after exploiting the vacated space behind Bosnian wing back Sead Kolasinac.
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Aiesh 469′ 1G 1A (2017/18 w/@ofk_1996)
Ahmad Saba’a 393′ (2009/10, 2012/13 w/Maccabi Netanya)
Alexis Norambuena 360′ (2010, 2011 w/@Jagiellonia1920)
Husam Abu Saleh 21′ (2004 w/@bneisakhnin) #UEL pic.twitter.com/l585reBOH1
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