Arsenal 4-0 Standard Liege: Gabriel Martinelli impresses in ruthless win

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By Emma Sanders
BBC Sport
Striker Gabriel Martinelli set up another to give Arsenal victory and scored just two goals.
There was less than three minutes involving the Brazilian targets while team-mate Joe Willock, 20, made it 3-0 before half-time.
The summertime, martinelli, who combined for # 6m , afterwards set up because of his first Arsenal goal.
Arsenal sit top of Group F with just two wins from two matches.
There were 10 adjustments into the Arsenal team who pulled with Manchester United in the Premier League.
Rather, manager Unai Emery put faith in the likes of academy grad Willock, 19-year-old Reiss Nelson and Martinelli – along with summertime signing Kieran Tierney, making his second start.
All four amazed handed up Nelson’s shot in the build-up into the target of Willock, as Tierney set up Martinelli using a whipping cross.
Nelson recorded a help – feeding Martinelli because of his next – before falling to tee Ceballos’ target in the second half.
It could have been more for the Gunners on a positive night which also saw full-back Hector Bellerin, captain for the night, make his first start in.
Martinelli was a fan favorite once that he became the youngest player to score on his first start to Arsenal.
Two goals in that 5-0 triumph was the perfect way for summer time signing to announce himself and every time he got to the ball at the Emirates on Thursday the crowd grew excited.
The adolescent spent last season playing with Ituano at the fourth tier of this Football League however his caliber was evident against Standard Liege and he has bagged four goals after two starts for the club.
His first during the night was exceptional – a perfectly-timed header at the near post which flew past goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic – while his second was equally impressive, cutting on to his right foot and drilling the ball into the back corner.
Both aims drew a grin from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang about the Arsenal seat, and if the Gabonese striker had not scored seven goals in as many Premier League looks this season, there can be a case for Martinelli to start more frequently.
The young Brazilian capped off an impressive night with a great assist – onto a plate to get Ceballos to tap in and revealing pace until coolly lifting it to reach Nelson’s pass.
Arsenal director Unai Emery on BT Sport:”To get six points after the two matches, it’s vital. The players, even when they did all they could, it’s perfect. We did a great deal of good, we could analyse to continue to enhance. It’s a fantastic victory.
“We can improve in how to maintain the ball make more opportunities but for your gamers [on Thursday], they are very tired after playing on Monday and they played great, it’s a fantastic victory.”
On playing with young players:”We have to provide the chances to this players and they are taken by them. They’re near to playing for us in the greatest levels. They showed they can play and they’re able to score. They are playing well, it is great.”
Arsenal goalscorer Joe Willock on BT Sport:”One of my goals is to acquire more goals in my game and it’s even better that my aim and my team’s goals has also include a clean sheet. The director advised us to keep going even if it’s three or four nil. Get more goals and we would like to find back the ball. He moves that.
“We’ve got a supervisor here who would like to play youngsters and I have to make sure I take my opportunities and establish why that is the way ahead.”
Arsenal yield to Premier League action on Sunday when they host Bournemouth at Emirates Stadium. Their Europa League match is to Vitoria Guimaraes on Thursday, 24 October.
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