Gunners grab easy Europa League win

Arsene Wenger was rewarded for picking a strong Europa League team as Arsenal ran out 3-0 winners away to Swedish minnows Ostersunds in the first leg of their last-32 tie.

Nacho Monreal's early opener calmed any Arsenal nerves before an own goal from Sotirios Papagiannopoulos put the Gunners in complete control at the break.

Mesut Ozil added a third and Wenger can now rest his stars in next week's second leg at the Emirates to give the Gunners' main players the chance to rest ahead of the League Cup final against Manchester City at Wembley on February 25.

Match in Focus

19:30 Fr 19Oct BT1

E Frankfurt v F Dusseldorf

Home WinDrawAway Win
Key stats
  • Both teams have scored in each of Frankfurt’s last eight matches
Expert verdict
These are worrying times for Fortuna Dusseldorf, who find themselves joint-last even though six of the opponents they have faced are in the Bundesliga’s bottom half. Eintracht Frankfurt, in contrast, are going well and their last two home matches resulted in 4-1 wins against Hannover and Lazio.

 

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