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Arsenal 4- 1 CSKA Moscow: Three Possible Lessons from the Europa League Match

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Arsenal dispatched Russian giants CSKA Moscow 4-1 at one as they continued their decent run of form in recent weeks. Following a 3-0 victory over Stoke City, the Gunners came into the match full of confidence.[spacer height=”30px”]

This was evident as they dealt a blow to the Russian (CSKA Moscow) Europa League ambitions with a 4-1 home win.[spacer height=”30px”]

The Russian gave themselves a life line in the match with a decent free-kick by arsenal target Golovin which sailed over the Arsenal wall and into the net as Petr Cech was well beaten in goal. That’s how it ended as the Gunners sealed a convincing 4-1 win at home.[spacer height=”30px”]

On this note, we evaluate the three possible lessons from the match as Arsenal prevailed on the (UEFA) Europa night.[spacer height=”30px”]

Impressive Alexander Lacazette[spacer height=”30px”]

The French striker was in superb form against the visiting side as he bagged a brace on the night.[spacer height=”30px”]

Fresh from his impressive appearance against Stoke City on Sunday, he scored from the Penalty spot before firing past the Russian goalkeeper within the course of the contest.[spacer height=”30px”]

Lacazette was given a confidence boost when he scored against Stoke City early in the week thanks to a Penalty which was presented to the French forward by fellow striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.[spacer height=”30px”]

[spacer height=”30px”]That confidence might have paid off as he coolly dispatched this one against CSKA Moscow before capping a brilliant performance on the night with his second goal (a brace) of high quality.[spacer height=”30px”]

This he did to the delight of the Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger as the French man was relieved of some level of pressure from his compatriot after finishing superbly in the wake of the 4-1 home win against CSKA.[spacer height=”30px”]

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Massive Advantage for Arsenal[spacer height=”30px”]

Arsenal took a massive aggregate lead into the second leg as CSKA Moscow was beaten hands down ahead of the return fixture in the Russian capital.[spacer height=”30px”]

Goals from Aaron Ramsey and striker Alexandre Lacazette paved the way for Arsenal win despite a goal from the Russians at the Emirate Stadium.[spacer height=”30px”]

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Arsenal 4-1 win gives them the leverage going into the reverse fixture as CSKA Moscow will need three unreplied goals (3-0 score line) to go through to the next stage of the competition.[spacer height=”30px”]

Arsenal undeniable quality with the likes Alexandre Lacazette, Mesut Ozil and talented right back Hector Bellerin makes it look unlikely for CSKA Moscow to overturn the deficit at home (Russian Capital) when Arsenal visits next week.[spacer height=”30px”]

Breath of Fresh Air[spacer height=”30px”]

The home side will be pleased with their effort in the match as they recorded a convincing win against Russian giants CSKA Moscow.[spacer height=”30px”]

This the Arsenal side achieved with a dominant display at home, much to the delight of the Arsenal (faithful) fans in the crowd and manager Arsene Wenger.[spacer height=”30px”]

This will have given the dressing room a morale boost as Arsene Wenger echoed about the importance of this win as regards to the team confidence during the post-match interview.[spacer height=”30px”]

Some level of confidence has been imparted on the players and with CSKA Moscow needing 3-0 three goals to make a comeback to this tie, Arsenal might as well believe as they breathe a sigh of relief (with) after a convincing 4-1 win at home.[spacer height=”30px”]


Obiweluozo Martins
A professional sportswriter from Nigeria who combs around the world for football matches. I'm a lover of International football as well as watching the beautiful game from all around the world with an eye on the youth game.

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