Arsenal made it two wins from two within the Europa League this season as they secured a convincing 3-0 victory over Bodo/Glimt on the Emirates.
Eddie Nketiah and Rob Holding each discovered the again of the online halfway by way of the primary half, earlier than Fabio Vieira killed issues off 5 minutes from time to seal all three factors for Mikel Arteta’s males.
Predictably, Arsenal have been on high within the opening phases and Nketiah got here near bending in a pleasant opener inside the primary 5 minutes, as a substitute watching as his strike whistled large of the far submit.
Some good play handed Vieira an opportunity shortly after, however the teenager could not recover from his half-volley and despatched the ball blazing over the bar when he actually ought to have been testing the goalkeeper.
The breakthrough lastly got here 23 minutes in courtesy of Nketiah, who tapped dwelling into an empty internet after Kieran Tierney’s wonderful strike thundered again off the submit and landed proper on the toes of the Arsenal striker.
And the second got here simply moments later. Vieira’s wonderful cross was steered dwelling by the top of Holding, placing this sport to mattress earlier than the half-hour mark.
A free-kick from Granit Xhaka then stung the gloves of Bodo/Glimt goalkeeper Nikita Haikin, earlier than Vieira did not profit from a chance so as to add a 3rd as he pulled his personal effort large of the submit.
Xhaka drew one other save from Haikin simply seconds after the half-time break however Arsenal appeared to take a foot off the fuel as Bodo/Glimt grew into the sport.
The away facet had some wonderful spells in charge of the ball however lacked any kind of high quality within the last third, with Arsenal frequently holding them at arm’s size with relative ease.
Bodo/Glimt had Arsenal pinned again at occasions however the Gunners virtually had a 3rd when Nketiah discovered himself by way of on objective with round ten minutes left, however he despatched his effort ballooning over the bar.
Then, with 5 minutes to go, the third did come. Gabriel Jesus launched into a ridiculous solo run which noticed him pores and skin two defenders and lay the ball again to Vieira, who powered the ball into the again of the online.
Arsenal preserved their clear sheet in stoppage time as Matt Turner’s save threatened to cross the road earlier than being hooked away by Holding, who needed to stretch to karate-kick the ball out of the air.
GK: Matt Turner – 7/10 – Took some time to grasp this wasn’t Aaron Ramsdale. Hardly ever concerned within the first half and cozy beneath extra stress after the break. Wanted to make a number of good saves.
CB: Takehiro Tomiyasu – 8/10 – Staked his declare to return to the beginning lineup with a wonderful exhibiting. Dominant within the air and cozy with the ball at his toes. Even did a job on the left after Tierney went off.
CB: Rob Holding – 7/10 – Hardly examined on the again however made an influence in assault, heading dwelling Vieira’s cross.
CB: Gabriel – 6/10 – Did his job with out actually getting out of second gear.
RM: Marquinhos – 5/10 – Just a few shiny spells however often had you wanting extra. Looks like he is inching nearer to a mortgage transfer.
CM: Albert Sambi Lokonga – 5/10 – Most likely a bit too cautious in possession within the first half and began to look out of his depth within the second half when the stress stepped up.
CM: Granit Xhaka – 7/10 – Put himself about with actual power and high quality. Clearly eager to get an early lead and seal himself a well-deserved relaxation.
LM: Kieran Tierney – 7/10 – Appeared actually sharp on his return to the group. Unlucky to not get a wonderful objective however at the least facilitated Nketiah’s tap-in.
AM: Fabio Vieira – 8/10 – Rising in confidence with every passing efficiency. Pulled the strings from begin to end and simply appeared to always discover himself on the ball.
ST: Gabriel Martinelli – 6/10 – Had the odd shiny spell however this was undoubtedly an off evening for Martinelli.
ST: Eddie Nketiah – 7/10 – Loads of laborious work to get himself concerned and flashed his pure goalscoring instincts as he tapped dwelling Tierney’s rebound.
SUB: Martin Odegaard (58′ for Xhaka) – 6/10 – One or two good passes however could not actually get on the ball as Bodo/Glimt stepped up their stress.
SUB: Bukayo Saka (58′ for Marquinhos) – 6/10 – Surprisingly got here on when it wasn’t actually crucial. Did effectively however had followers wincing each time he was tackled.
SUB: Gabriel Jesus (58′ for Martinelli) – 7/10 – Offered some power to the attacking line and bagged a wonderful help.
SUB: Ben White (70′ for Tierney) – 6/10 – Completely satisfied to fly down the precise throughout his cameo.
SUB: Reiss Nelson (82′ for Nketiah) – N/A
Supervisor: Mikel Arteta – 6/10 – Made some good modifications to quickly break Bodo/Glimt’s rhythm. Surprisingly introduced Saka and Jesus off the bench when it wasn’t essential to danger them.