Arsenal vs Lens: Gunners Set European Record After Huge 6:0 Champions League Win

Arsenal vs Lens: Gunners Set European Record After Huge 6:0 Champions League Win

Fred Kennedy
updated at November 30, 2023 at 1:22 PM
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  • Arsenal needed at least a draw against Lens to book a spot in the Champions League last 16
  • The Gunners went on to hammer the French side 6-0, with all the goals scored by six players
  • Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Martinelli, and Gabriel Jesus were on the scoresheet

Arsenal have set a unique European record following their thrilling Champions League win over Lens.

Fresh from their 1-0 win over Brentford over the weekend, the Gunners demolished the French side 6-0 during their Wednesday night meeting at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal players celebrate during the UEFA Champions League against Racing Club de Lens at the Emirates Stadium. Photo by Anthony Dibon.
Arsenal players celebrate during the UEFA Champions League against Racing Club de Lens at the Emirates Stadium. Photo by Anthony Dibon.
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According to The Mirror, the match had six different goal-scorers, with five of the six goals scored in the first half.

Kai Havertz opened the scoring for the hosts in the 13th minute before Gabriel Jesus got the second eight minutes later.

Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, and Martin Odegaard all scored before the break, with Jorginho capping the hosts' victory from the penalty spot in the 86th minute.

Arsenal makes European history

Incredibly, the north Londoners' huge win earned them a spot in the last 16 and saw them ink their name in history books.

OptaJoe highlighted after the match that the scoreline recorded by Arsenal in the 6-0 victory is the biggest any English club has posted against a French side during a European competition.

Reacting to the victory, coach Mikel Arteta noted:

"Today was the day to get it done. We did it in a beautiful way. We scored five goals against a really good side in the first half. [Then] you can become really sloppy. And there were parts of the second half with different behaviours but we stayed really focused."

Who could Arsenal face in the last 16?

Sports Brief also previously analysed who Arsenal could face in the UCL round of 16 as the knockout rounds begin to take shape.

The Gunners cannot face any of the other English teams in the competition in the next round of the UCL due to UEFA guidelines.

Arteta's men cannot also play against PSV Eindhoven, who could finish second in Group B, as they are both from the same pool.

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