Arsenal made it four wins from four in the UEFA Europa League this season with a comfortable win away to Molde to book our place into the knockout stages of this season’s competition.
We created a number of chances in the first half but few clear-cut before Nicolas Pepe produced a fine finish into the far corner of the goal five minutes after the break.
The Ivorian winger had looked keen to score all evening, firing narrowly wide in the first half and hitting the underside of the bar with a curled effort from 20 yards, 90 seconds before he opened the scoring.
Two minutes later, Eddie Nketiah had a goal ruled out for offside. But less than three minutes after that Reiss Nelson put the game to bed with a close range finish following Joe Willock’s low cross from the right wing.
Molde offered little threat and Mikel Arteta was able to rotate his squad in the second half with the five substitution rule. Though this did see Kieran Tierney playing the final 17 minutes. The Scottish left-back is sure to start versus Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.
There was still time for Nketiah to miss a header from close range and Alexandre Lacazette be very well denied by goalkeeper Andreas Linde before we made it 3-0.
American teenager Folarin Balogun was introduced with 10 minutes to play and scored shortly after with a fine finish on the turn on Thanksgiving Day.
Watch the goals from Molde 0-3 Arsenal here: