Arsenal vs S Liege
Europa League Group F
8:00pm Thursday 3rd October
Gabriel Martinelli scored two goals and set up another as a rotated Arsenal side turned to the style to thrash Standard Liege 4-0 in their Europa League Group F assembly at the Emirates Stadium.
Teenager Martinelli, a 6m signing from Brazilian side Ituano through the summertime, started the scoring with a superb header after 13 minutes and then netted his second having a low, curling end just three minutes later, making it four objectives from two games after his dual against Nottingham Forest at the Carabao Cup.
Joe Willock reach Arsenals third goal (22) following a shot against fellow academy graduate Reiss Nelson deflected into his path inside the normal Liege box, together with Dani Ceballos finishing the scoring in the second half, poking Martinellis deft cross over the line for his first goal for the club (57).
The side of unai Emery missed a set of opportunities to extend their lead but the victory is just another step towards the Europa League knockout stages subsequent to the 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in their opening group match.
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