Arsenal fans and players alike are buzzing after a resounding 4-0 win over PSV Eindhoven got their Champions League campaign off to a flyer. Last season’s Premier League and Eredivisie runners-up went head-to-head at the Emirates Stadium, with Lens travelling to Sevilla in the other Group B fixture.
The result was all but confirmed after just 38 minutes as goals from Bukayo Saka, Leandro Trossard and Gabriel Jesus gave the hosts a resounding half-time lead. Martin Odegaard got in on the act with 20 minutes to spare as PSV barely landed a glove on Mikel Arteta’s side.
An impressive performance serves as perfect preparation for this weekend’s North London Derby against Tottenham Hotspur. Two red-hot sides will face off in one of the most anticipated clashes for many a year.
Trossard was one of several Gunners players to express his delight after the win. The Belgian has enjoyed his finest week to date in Arsenal colours, scoring the winner at Everton on Sunday before bagging another well-taken goal tonight.
Saka, too, took to social media after scoring on his Champions League debut. The 21-year-old joined an elite club of players which includes Erling Haaland, Mohamed Salah, Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Summer arrival Jurren Timber also eulogised his Arsenal teammates by posting an emotional Instagram message. The post came just hours after the Dutchman, who suffered an ACL injury on his debut last month, shared footage of his first steps back to recovery.
Oleksandr Zinchenko dedicated his post-match tweet to Martin Odegaard. As usual, the Norwegian maestro ran the show in midfield and was crowned man of the match for his performance.Read on football.london