Arsenal 4 – 1 Rapid Vienna UEL Video Highlights & Recap Dec, 3rd 2020
December 3, 2020
Arsenal FC picked up the maximum points available for the fifth consecutive time, thrashing Rapid Wien gshdh at the Emirates Stadium to retain a perfect record in this UEFA Europa League season.
Having already qualified for the knockout stages of the Europa League, Arteta’s Men looked to establish themselves a dominant force in the competition and were already three goals up by the end of the first 45 minutes of the game. Thanks to goals from Lacazette, Pablo Mari and Nketiah.
Arsenal were able to grace the first appearance of Fans at the Emirates since the start of the COVID 19 Pandemic with a spectacular performance, starting with a stunning blonde range goal from Lacazette in the tenth minute. The Frenchman picked up a loose ball from about 25 yards and is able to fire a stunning ball past Strebinger.
Pablo Mari has had a tough time getting back to fitness since injuring his knee back in July. However the defender was sure to enjoy getting on the score sheet by heading home from Nelson’s cross in his first time back in the starting eleven.
The Gunners ran riot with a third goal in the first half, Lacazette begins the build up by pushing the ball over to Pepe, who sends the ball to Nketiah but his first shot is saved by Strebinger, however his second time was a charm, nodding the ball into the bottom corner to give Arsenal a comfortable lead into the break.
Rapid Vienna were able to pull back one early in the second half Kigatawa was able to score after a scramble at the Arsenal box involving Runarsson and Kolasinac. Smith Rowe made the goal difference three again, seconds after coming on with a nice build up including Pepe and Nketiah.