English Premier League (EPL) side Arsenal made it two wins from two games after they served up a six-goal thriller in a 4-2 win over Bate Borisov at the Borisov Arena in their UEFA Europa League (UEL) clash.
Arsenal raced into a two-goal lead courtesy a brace from England international Theo Walcott before compatriot Rob Holding added a third goal in the first half. The home side pulled one back to still give the Gunners a 3-1 lead at halftime.
Arsene Wenger’s men made another fast start in the second half from the penalty spot with French striker Olivier Giroud converting it to notch his 100th goal in Arsenal colours for a 4-1 lead. The home side scored a second goal in the last third of the half but it turned out to be mere consolation.
In one of the shock results of the night, Ukrainian side Zorya shocked their Spanish hosts Athletic Bilbao 1-0 in Group J with Ihor Kharatin getting the only goal of the game.
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