Arsenal FC put six goals past Bulgarian side Ludogorets in the Champions League last night.
The second night of Champions League football recorded twenty-eight goals from eight fixtures with Arsenal contributing to about twenty-five percent of the total amount.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger resisted the temptation of extensively changing the squad for what was Arsenal’s easiest game on paper in the group.
Alexis Sanchez kicked off proceedings in the twelfth minute after missing a couple of chances. He received the ball on the left flank, skipping a couple of challenges before performing an audacious chip that sent the Emirates wild.
Ludogorets were guilty of missing a couple of guilt edged chances that would have seen them lead Arsenal before the break.
Jonathan Cafu forced saves from David Ospina while Wanderson hit the outside of the post. The nervousness around the stadium could be felt before Arsenal doubled their advantage thanks to a Theo Walcott strike from range.
A second-half masterclass showing by the gunners witnessed midfielder Mesut Ozil bag the first hat-trick of his professional career.
”It looks like Ozil has the taste to score goals,”
”When you see him in training, he scores basically when he wants. Before he only liked to come to the ball and provide. We wanted him to be a provider and a scorer. He’s slowly moving towards that better balance.”
Arsene Wenger earlier in the season challenged his star midfielder to increase his goal scoring tally.
”We know he can give assists but we hope he can get the goals; we want 10 to 15 goals from him, plus the chances he creates.”
Ozil looks to have taken up his manager’s challenge as the German seems to be creating and scoring at a higher percentage this season. His combination play with Alexis Sanchez brings back Henry and Dennis Bergkamp memories with fans hoping that the pair would lead the gunners to champions league glory.