Full-time: Arsenal 2-0 Basel, Celtic 3-3 Manchester City

  • Theo Walcott gives the Gunners an early lead with a powerful header from close range after good work from Alexis Sanchez.
  • The much-maligned forward-turned-winger doubles Arsenal's lead in a one-sided game at the Emirates.
  • Moussa Dembele deflects home from close ranger at Celtic Park as Brendan Rodgers' men hit the front.
  • City bounce back shortly afterwards through the Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho, who finishes from inside the box.
  • The Hoops retake the lead courtesy of a deflected effort from highly-rated teenager Kieran Tierney.
  • Raheem Sterling scores City's second of the game, rolling the ball home from near the penalty spot after good work by David Silva.
  • Brendan Rodgers' men take the lead for the third time thanks to a spectacular effort from Moussa Dembele.
  • Nolito hits back soon afterwards as Pep Guardiola's team refuse to cave in against the hosts.
Theo Walcott
Theo Walcott celebrates scoring for the Gunners Getty Images

Well, that's all we have for you from this live blog tonight. I hope you've enjoyed our coverage and be sure to check out the IBTimes UK website for post-match reaction in the coming hours.

Until next time...

Arsenal enjoyed a good night
Arsenal enjoyed a good night at the Emirates Stadium Getty Images


Full-time scores from around Europe:

  • Ludo Razgd 1-3 Paris St Germain
  • Besiktas 1-1 Dynamo Kiev
  • Napoli 4-2 Benfica
  • B M'gladbach 1-2 Barcelona
  • Atl Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich
  • FC Rostov 2-2 PSV Eindhoven
Gerard Pique
Gerard Pique scored for Barcelona Getty Images


Full-time: Celtic 3-3 Manchester City

All over in Glasgow, too, in what has been one of the better Champions League ties in recent memory. Brendan Rodgers' men have been inspired by a passionate home support to claim a hard-fought point at Celtic Park.

An incredible game.

Celtic Park
The Hoops produced an inspired performance at Celtic Park Getty Images


Full-time: Arsenal 2-0 Basel

A one-sided win for the Gunners, who produced a really eye-catching performance, especially in the first half. Walcott was the hero once again, scoring both goals - but the scoreline doesn't really do justice to their dominance.

Theo Walcott was Arsenal's hero
Theo Walcott (left) was Arsenal's hero Getty Images


Arsenal almost add a third through Oxlade-Chamberlain, who rounds the goalkeeper after being put through - but his effort is deflected behind.

From the resulting corner, Sanchez sees another chance go begging. The Chilean could, and perhaps should, have had a hat-trick this evening.

We're into two minutes of added time now.

Alexis Sanchez shows his frustration
Alexis Sanchez shows his frustration Getty Images


The atmosphere at the Emirates has been very good this evening, with the away supporters making a real noise.

But it's been nothing compared to the sights and sounds of Celtic Park.

The scene at Celtic Park
The scene at Celtic Park Getty Images


Arsenal continue to push for another goal without any luck.


City are blowing and blowing and blowing ... but have they got enough puff to bring Celtic's house down? It's been a remarkable game in Glasgow, where the Celtic players have exceeded all expectations.

Pep Guardiola encourages his side
Pep Guardiola encourages his side Getty Images


Mustafi goes down in a heavy collision but the German international appears to be okay to carry on. Just over five minutes left at the Emirates....

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger on the bench Getty Images


A curious moment in Glasgow. Patrick Robert comes on for Celtic. He is a Manchester City loanee, remember.


Basel make a change of their own. Matias Delgado comes on in the hope of dragging the Swiss team back into the match. He hasn't gone long to make a difference, mind you, as time ebbs away at the Emirates.

Barcelona have come from behind to lead 2-1 against B M'gladbach, meanwhile.

Barcelona celebrate
Barcelona celebrate Getty Images


Kieran Gibbs has come on for the Gunners, who will be looking to put a bit of a gloss on the scoreline. In truth, they have hammered Basel without scoring the goals to prove their dominance.

Nacho Monreal was the man to make way, by the way.

Granit Xhaka
Granit Xhaka (right) wins the ball for the Gunners Getty Images


Can either side find a winner in Glasgow?

Pep Guardiola on the touchline
Pep Guardiola on the touchline Getty Images


A double change for the Gunners. Theo Walcott won't be scoring a hat-trick this evening, but he does get a standing ovation from the crowd as he makes way for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Meanwhile, Iwobi makes way for Elneny.

Theo Walcott enjoyed a memorable night
Theo Walcott enjoyed a memorable night Getty Images


Arsenal go desperately close to adding a well deserved third goal. Theo Walcott goes racing up the right side, before cutting the ball back to Alexis Sanchez who screws his effort wide of the post.

Alexis Sanchez shows his frustration
Alexis Sanchez shows his frustration Getty Images


Manchester City are pilling on the pressure now. Another goal for the away side feels inevitable at the moment.


Out of nowhere, Basel appear to be applying a little bit of pressure of their own. A corner from the right is blazed over the bar from an enticing distance. This is definitely the best spell Basel have enjoyed this evening, though.


Alex Iwobi comes close to adding another goal for the Gunners. The Nigerian international surges towards the goal but pokes his effort just wide.

Up the other end, Ospina is called into action for the first time, pushing a long distance effort just over the bar.

Shkodran Mustafi
Shkodran Mustafi (right) plays a pass forwards Getty Images


GOAL: Celtic 3-3 Manchester City (Nolito)

This is getting silly now, isn't it!? The Spaniard Nolito has scored a third equaliser for Pep's men on the night.

This time, David Silva sends the ball through to Sergio Aguero, whose effort is well saved by Craig Gordon. Subsequently, however, the ball falls to Nolito, who finds the net for City.

Manchester City celebrate their equaliser
Manchester City celebrate their equaliser Getty Images


GOAL: Celtic 3-2 Manchester City (Dembele)

A crazy game in Glasgow takes another twist! Moussa Dembele put Celtic back in front after 61 seconds of the second period.

The highly-rated forward has scored his second of the game with a great hooked shot over his shoulder.

Moussa Dembele
Moussa Dembele finds the net for Celtic Getty Images


Arsenal form an early attack up their left flank. Nacho Monreal puts the ball across towards Alexis Sanchez, but the Chilean is just beaten to it by the keeper, who has taken a knock for his troubles. He seems okay to continue, though.

Arsene Wenger watches the game
Arsene Wenger watches the game Getty Images


We're back under way across Europe. Arsenal were simply brilliant in the opening 45 minutes and Arsene Wenger will be hoping for more of the same in the second period, I'm sure.


Other half-time scores around Europe:

  • Ludo Razgd 1-1 Paris St Germain
  • Besiktas 1-0 Dynamo Kiev
  • Napoli 1-0 Benfica
  • B M'gladbach 1-0 Barcelona
  • Atl Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich
  • FC Rostov 2-2 PSV Eindhoven
Barcelona trail at the break
Barcelona trail at the break Getty Images


Half-time: Arsenal 2-0 Basel, Celtic 2-2 Manchester City

What an incredible first 45 minutes at the Emirates and in Glasgow. Dramatically different games, but equally entertaining.

I'm not sure when I last saw Arsenal play better than they have in that first half, in which they have dominated from the outset.

At Celtic Park, meanwhile, the Hoops have risen to the occasion, taking the lead twice only to be pegged back by their much-hyped opponents.

The scene at Celtic Park
The scene at Celtic Park Getty Images