Gutted Gunners will fight on, insists defiant Arsene Wenger after Arsenal go down to Dinamo Zagreb
A defiant Arsene Wenger says Arsenal will bite back after their Champions League assault started with a whimper.
Olivier Giroud was sent off as they lost 2-1 at Dinamo Zagreb.
Dinamo went in front after an own goal from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and after Giroud's dismissal in the 40th minute, the home side doubled their lead with a powerful header from Junior Fernandes.
Theo Walcott grabbed a late consolation but Wenger said: "It is not the way we wanted to begin the competition. We were a bit unlucky. We faced a Zagreb team who were committed.
"We gave it all until the end but unfortunately couldn't come back. The first yellow for Olivier Giroud is a foul for us and the second is an accident. We have enough games to come back."
Chelsea, meanwhile, responded to their poor start to the Premier League season with a 4-0 win against Maccabi Tel Aviv.
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