Europa League: Martinelli Scores Brace As Arsenal Rout Liege

Europa League: Martinelli Scores Brace As Arsenal Rout Liege

Arsenal celebrates a goal against Liege/Sky Sports

A heavily rotated Arsenal turned on the style to thrashed Standard Liege 4-0 in their Europa League Group F meeting at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday, with Gabriel Martinelli scoring two goals and setting up another.

Teenager Martinelli, a £6m signing from Brazilian side Ituano during the summer, opened the scoring with a superb header after 13 minutes and netted his second with a low, curling finish just three minutes later, making it four goals from two games following his double against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup.

Joe Willock hit Arsenal’s third goal with another curling finish in the 22nd minute before Dani Ceballos completed the scoring in the second half when he poked a Martinelli cross over the line for his first goal for the club in the 57th minute.

Unai Emery’s men missed a series of chances to extend their lead in the closing stages, but the victory is another step towards the Europa League knockout stages following the 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in their opening group game.

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