Arsenal defeated Sevilla 2-0 in second gear at the Emirates Stadium, with Mikel Arteta’s team on the brink of qualifying for the knockout rounds.
As far as ‘easy’ Champions League games go, Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Sevilla at the Emirates Stadium might just be the ‘easiest’ of them all.
The Gunners were in control from the outset and opened the scoring just before the half-hour mark as Jorginho’s delicious pass found Bukayo Saka and the winger squared it for Leandro Trossard, who slotted home from close range.
Arsenal was in second gear for the majority of the contest, and 20 minutes after the restart, Saka got in on the act with a sublime curling finish to end the game as a contest.
The only worry to come out of the game was Saka’s ankle, as he had to be withdrawn, but Mikel Arteta seems confident it is just a “knock.”
Arsenal 2-0 Sevilla: 3 talking points as Gunners canter to win
The game provided plenty of talking points; here they are.
1. Arsenal close to qualification for the knockout rounds
Coming into the game, Arsenal knew they had back-to-back matches at home and needed to take full advantage, well, the Gunners did just that.
With the win, Arsenal need to defeat Lens in their next match to secure progression through to the next round as PSV’s win over the French side meant that we have to wait another week to secure our place in the next round.
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