Another Youthful Night, Another Europa League Win.


Arsenal had a second outing in this season's Europa League competition and as fate would have it, we ended up victorious. It was a straightforward win over Standard Liege.

The lineup for the night was so similar to the one that thumped Nottingham Forest 5-0 in the Carabao Cup last week. Two of the scorers on that occasion also featured on the score sheet tonight.

After about 258 days, Hector Bellerin, the captain, got a start as well as Rob Holding and Kieran Tierney. Gabriel Martinelli led the line. Questions still arose as to why Mesut Ozil was not named in the squad despite missing out at Old Trafford on October 1.

We did not start on a bad note but no one would have expected the kind of goal riot we saw in the first 22 minutes of the game.  Martinelli headed in Tierney's cross to open our goal account for the night.

Just about two minutes later, the Brazilian teenager linked up with Reiss Nelson's effort to scoop a brace for himself. That was his second brace in just two starts in two different competitions for Arsenal. What a player!

Our third came when Nelson's shot was diverted into Joe Willock's path and as a sharp guy that he is, he did not disappoint. It was 3-0 until the break.

In the second half, we were on top with confidence as we tossed our opponents all around the park. Our class was just too much for them to stomach. If not for shame's sake, maybe they would have abandoned the match. Ahahaha!

Martinelli added an assist to his tally to aid Dani Ceballos. The Spanish international got one with less effort. That was his first Arsenal goal. 4-0 it ended. Another clean sheet we got and still top of Group F.

We head next to the Premier League to lock horns with Bournemouth in another home game. After that will be international break.

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