- Arsenal had three new goalscorers as they maintain their decent start in the Europa League
- Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos netted the first goal of the game
- The pair of Emile Smith Rowe and Matteo Guendouzi scored the second and third respectively
Three debutant goalscorers helped Arsenal maintain their decent start in the Europa League with a 3-0 victory over home side Qarabag in Azerbaijan on Thursday, October 4, 2018.
Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos netted the first goal for Arsenal inside four minutes when he deflected a Nacho Monreal header beyond the wrong-footed Vagner in the Qarabag goal.
The second goal on the night came on 52 minutes from 18-year-old Emile Smith Rowe, who was marking his second Arsenal start, before Matteo Guendouzi ensured victory for the Unai Emery side with his first goal for the North London outfit, 11 minutes from duration time.
Arsenal did not concede during the encounter that had goalkeeper Bernd Leno in action and the German shot-stopper, did not disappoint after making three decent saves throughout the game in Baku.
Interestingly, with eighth straight win in all competitions, Arsenal now top Group E log with maximum points.
Arsenal will travel to Portugal to face Sporting Lisbon next.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Arsenal fans on Saturday, September 29, had to wait till the last ten minutes of their game against Watford before the Gunners scored the two goals that gave them the three points at the Emirates.
The visitors would have themselves to blame for losing this game as they found it very hard to control the pressure by the Gunners in the last ten minutes.
Watford defender Craig Cathcart wanted to clear the danger inside his own box in the 81st minute, but he instead scored an own goal.
Alexandre Lacazette then provided the assist that helped Mesut Ozil to score the winning goal for Arsenal in the 83rd minute.
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