Arsenal power to a comfortable Europa League win over Standard Liege
A very impressive night for the second consecutive Europa League match for Arsenal following an easy 4-0 win over Belgium outfit Standard Liege.
The game was done and dusted in the first half following a quality brace from Gabriel Martinelli and a nicely taken goal from Joe Willock. This was all done within the first 22 minutes.
Martinelli’s opener was a beautyy, it came about following a stinging cross from Kieran Tierney which the young Brazilian caught beautifully with his head to open the scoring.
The teenager followed up just three minutes later with another cracker of a goal, and then just six minutes later Willock popped his name onto the scoresheet.
The 3-0 half time lead was fully deserved.
The second half continued in much the same manner in terms of Arsenal dominance and the fourth goal, which was always coming, was nipped in by Dani Ceballos in the 57th minute, after some more brilliant play by young Martinelli.
From that time onwards it was always Arsenal, this was a dominant performance with every player doing their bit. In fact, the biggest surprise of the night is that more goals were not scored, it could have been seven or more.
Kieran Tierney made a huge difference down the left flank and has hit the ground running, he must surely be due for a first-team start in the Premier League now.
Martinelli showed he has a massive future at Arsenal, whereas loanee Ceballos also had a great game.
The win was fully deserved and a lot of these players will be knocking on Unai Emery’s door wanting Premier League football.