BRS 2-4 ARS – Highlights & Goals – 28 September 2017

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BRS 2-4 ARS Highlights & Goals
28 September 2017.

0-1 Walcott
0-2 Walcott
0-3 Rob Holding
1-3 Ivanic
1-4 Giroud
2-4 Gordeychuk


Theo Walcott scored twice and Olivier Giroud reached a personal milestone as Arsenal beat BATE 4-2 in the Europa League.
Arsenal made it two wins from two in the Europa League with a 4-2 victory away to BATE on Thursday.

Two goals from Theo Walcott, Rob Holding’s first goal for the club and Olivier Giroud’s 100th gave Arsene Wenger’s side all three points in Belarus.

The Gunners boss stuck to his promise to hand his squad players the chance to impress, with Jack Wilshere involved, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Reiss Nelson starting at wing-back and midfielder Joe Willock given a place in the senior starting line-up for the first time.

Wilshere was especially effective early on and set up Walcott to prod in the opener before the forward capitalised on a goalkeeper howler to double the visitors’ lead.

Holding converted from point-blank range before Mirko Ivanic got a goal back in a breathless first half hour.

Giroud’s penalty restored Arsenal’s three-goal advantage and they saw out an important win that keeps them top of Group H, despite Mikhail Gordeychuk setting up something of an anxious last 20 minutes.

Walcott hit the post following the first slick Arsenal move of the match, the England forward prodding the ball against the upright from close range after combining superbly with Wilshere, who made only his second start of the season.

A minute later, Walcott made no mistake. Wilshere and Giroud played a clever one-two, and although Walcott’s header from Wilshere’s cross was well saved by Denis Scherbitski, the rebound fell kindly for him to poke home.