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Arsenal 4-1 Molde: Gunners keep up perfect Europa League record

Arsenal 4-1 Molde: Gunners keep up perfect Europa League record as Mikel Arteta’s side see off Norwegian minnows thanks to TWO own goals and Nicolas Pepe and Joe Willock strikes

  • Arsenal have extended their perfect start to the Europa League with a 4-1 win over Molde on Thursday 
  • The Norwegian minnows took a shock lead thanks to a wonderful long-range effort from Martin Ellingsen 
  • Arsenal levelled before half time as Kristoffer Haugen put the ball in his own net after a great counter attack  
  • The Gunners took the lead on the hour mark after another own goal from Molde substitute Sheriff Sinyan
  • Mikel Arteta’s side made their dominance count as Nicolas Pepe and Joe Willock put the result beyond doubt 

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Fireworks going off around the Emirates provided the backdrop though there was little of the sort from Arsenal.

Fortunately, they did not need them to secure a third successive Europa League win to seize control of Group B.

Instead it was two own goals from generous visitors Molde that helped Arsenal recover from going behind before Nicolas Pepe…