Arteta Thrilled By Arsenal's Ruthlessness In 6-0 Drubbing Of Lens
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta was thrilled by his side's ruthlessness in front of goal as they battered Lens 6-0 in their penultimate Champions League group stage game on Wednesday.
Arsenal raced into a 5-0 lead before the break, with Kai Havertz, Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard all getting on the score sheet.
Jorginho wrapped things up with a late penalty to ensure that all six goals were scored by different players.
Arsenal will top their group with a game to spare, ensuring that Arteta will have the luxury to effect some much needed rotation against PSV Eindhoven in Netherlands.
“It was a genuine dream,” Arteta said.
“We had a chance to qualify today and we’ve done it in a really convincing way against a really good side. The team from the beginning showed a lot of aggression and determination to go for the game.
“It’s great we’re able to win in this way and we showed at home not to concede any goals and score a lot which is a positive factor. The players need to believe we can do that against big opponents.”
“Every time we play a football match we’ll prepare in the best way but it will give us some room now certainly in relation to the state of the squad by being able to use certain players more or less.”