Europa League: Martinelli Scores Brace As Arsenal Rout Liege
Arsenal celebrates a goal against Liege/Sky Sports

A heavily rotated Arsenal turned on the style to thrashed Standard Liege 4-0 in their Europa League Group F meeting at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday, with Gabriel Martinelli scoring two goals and setting up another.

Teenager Martinelli, a £6m signing from Brazilian side Ituano during the summer, opened the scoring with a superb header after 13 minutes and netted his second with a low, curling finish just three minutes later, making it four goals from two games following his double against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup.

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Joe Willock hit Arsenal’s third goal with another curling finish in the 22nd minute before Dani Ceballos completed the scoring in the second half when he poked a Martinelli cross over the line for his first goal for the club in the 57th minute.

Unai Emery’s men missed a series of chances to extend their lead in the closing stages, but the victory is another step towards the Europa League knockout stages following the 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in their opening group game.