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.

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Brighton v Chelsea

Home WinDrawAway Win
Key stats
  • Brighton have scored in eight of their last nine games
Expert verdict
Brighton have carried their formidable home form into the new season, losing just once at the Amex in the league this term. They beat Crystal Palace there most recently and can hold Chelsea, who stunned Manchester City last week but have lost back-to-back away games at Tottenham and Wolves.

 

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