Arsenal vs S Liege
Europa League Group F
8:00pm Thursday 3rd October
Gabriel Martinelli scored two goals and set up another as a plotted Arsenal side turned on the design to thrash Standard Liege 4-0 in their Europa League Group F assembly at the Emirates Stadium.
Teenager Martinelli, a 6m signing from side Ituano during the summertime, started the scoring with a great header after 13 minutes and netted his second with a low, curling end just three minutes later, making it four objectives from two matches after his dual against Nottingham Forest at the Carabao Cup.
Joe Willock hit Arsenals third goal (22) following a shot against fellow academy graduate Reiss Nelson redirected into his path within the Standard 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).
Unai Emerys negative missed a series of chances to extend their lead in the final stages, however, the victory is just another step towards the Europa League knockout stages following the 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in their opening group match.
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