Pp double rescues Arsenal after Vitria Guimares threaten upset

Two goals from Pp gave Arsenal a 3-2 Europa League victory after they had trailed 2-1 at home to Vitria Guimares For a long time it seemed Thursday nights, which have become Arsenals haven from the tide of neurosis that engulfs their domestic affairs, would be struck off the list of safe spaces. This was a confused, deeply uninspired performance that will largely be forgotten because Nicolas Pp, the clubs 72m record signing who had been under mounting pressure to deliver, came off the bench to score two marvellous free-kicks in the last 10 minutes and create a silver lining where the clouds had been jet black. Pp had been criticised for missing a clear chance in The Fiver: sign …