Arsenal took a massive step towards the Europa League semi-final after convincingly beating Russian side CSKA Moscow 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night.
[color=#E90834]maxbet[/color] It took just nine minutes for Arsene Wenger’s men to break the deadlock with Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey slotting home to calm any Arsenal nerves.
However, a mistake from Laurent Koscielny led to Moscow central-midfielder – and potential Gunners summer transfer target – Aleksandr Golovin to convert his free-kick expertly past Petr Cech to make the scores level.
Eight minutes later and Arsenal were back in the lead. A foul on Mesut Ozil was eventually given by referee Pavel Kralovec and Alexandre Lacazette struck home to restore the Gunners advantage.
Ramsey then provided a moment of magic as he expertly guided Ozil’s cross past experienced Moscow goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev and across the line to make it 3-1.
A rifled shot from Lacazette meant Arsenal went in at half-time 4-1 up and cruising.
A host of second-half chances were squandered by both sides – Arsenal and CSKA will both be unhappy they weren’t able to add to their respective goal tallies.
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