9Arsenal vs. Bodo/Glimt ended 3-0 | highlights & analysis as Gunners go top of Europa League group
Arsenal started the match against Bodo/Glimt with this line-up below.
Eddie Nketiah started up front in place of the Brazilian, Gabriel Jesus and he did not disappoint as usual when he slotted in the first goal with style from a perfect cross, thanks to Kieran Tierney and Arsenal were ahead after 23 minutes.
There after, the second goal came exactly 5 minutes later from Rob Holding’ header with the assist coming from Fabio Viera’s cross
Vieira hammered in a late third following a dazzling run by substitute Gabriel Jesus as Arsenal ended their three-game run wait for a home win in Europe – their worst in almost 20 years – and brought the Norwegian side’s unbeaten start to their Europa League to a comprehensive halt.
The Premier League leaders have now won four consecutive games in all competitions ahead of Liverpool’s visit to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
Glimt provided nothing in the first half but came back strong after the interval, with Amahl Pellegrino drawing a good stop from USA goalkeeper Matt Turner.
Arsenal were composed for much of the first half in front of their first capacity crowd in European play since 2020, and they could have scored more than the two goals in six minutes they achieved.
Vieira was at the heart of much of their finest work, offering appealing crosses and generating opportunities while also going close himself, smacking a shot against the crossbar early on.
⭐️ Fabio Vieira impressed tonight as bagged both a goal and assist. The midfielder also completed 100% of his passes and created three chances, including two big chances.— Sporting News Football Club (@sn_footballclub) October 6, 2022
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