Eintracht Frankfurt vs Arsenal: Willock, Saka score to fire Gunners to victory in Europa League Group F opener
- Eintracht Frankfurt vs Arsenal finished 3-0 in favour of the Gunners
- Willock, Saka and Aubameyang were all on target for the London side
- The London side now sit on the summit of Group F, above Standard Liege who also beat Vitoria de Guimaraes
Joe Willock's first half strike and a goal each by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were enough to set off Arsenal on a flying start in the Europa League, as they stunned hosts Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 in their Group F opener on Thursday, September 19.
Both sides were making a return to the second tier European tournament after failing to seal a Champions League place in the 2018/19 campaign.
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The Gunners were in fine form in the competition last season, reaching the finals in Baku, Azerbaijan, where they lost the title to rivals, Chelsea.
Unai Emery rung a couple of changes for the Germany trip from the side that drew 2-2 with Watford last weekend, with youngsters Joe Willock, Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe all starting.
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The youngsters repaid the faith at Commerzbank-Arena, as Saka and Willock combined perfectly to score Arsenal's opener in the 38th minute.
The match was largely even soon after, with the home side squandering a couple of goalscoring chances.
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Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez had extra home-work to do, and had to be at his best to fend off attacking threats from Filip Kostic and Andre Silva.
Frankfurt however plummeted following Kohr's red card in the 79th minute, who was handed marching orders after picking up two yellow cards.
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Aubameyang should have doubled the lead moments after the Kohr's exit, only for the Gabonese to miss a sitter.
Aubameyang however made up for his mistake in the 87th minute, extending Arsenal's lead just two minutes after Saka's stunner.
The Gunners' comfortable win now has them sitting on the summit of Group F, above Standard Liege who also beat Vitoria de Guimaraes in another group fixture.
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