It took Elneny just two minutes to latch onto Giroud's knock-down and lash a shot towards goal from just inside the penalty area but Denis Scherbitski dived to his left and parried it away.
Although tomorrow is a relatively unimportant outing for Arsenal, the match still has important implications for the rest of Group H.
"It was important we enjoyed it".
"It's one of those games you need to be in the right mind - we enjoyed it".
The Gunners, who won their group easily, will be seeded in the draw and face a tie against one of the 11 runners-up from the Europa League groups or one of the four third-placed Champions League teams with the fewest points in the group stage - which includes Dortmund and Napoli.
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"It was a totally different level for the team and it was very hard for us", he said.
Arsenal lost their first Premier League game at home in 13 attempts as they lost out to United despite dominating for vast parts of the encounter. The likes of Walcott are unable to fit into the current system Wenger deploys and his impressive performance against the Belarusian side, who were beyond abysmal at times, showed that he is ready to play when called upon. We're happy to go into the next round.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that the club have no intentions of letting forward Theo Walcott leave in the January transfer window and said he is hoping that the forward can fight for a spot in the first team for the remainder of the season, according to a report on the Telegraph. And no matter how many sit in the stand, you have to give them what they expect.
We didn't have to wait long for the second-half to get going either, although Danny Welbeck would much rather the ball had passed the goalscoring defender so he could have added his name to the long list. "We were very professional, everyone did their jobs".