Saka fires Arsenal past Sevilla

Arsenal’s path to the UEFA Champions League knockout stages seems assured as they delivered a commanding performance against Sevilla at the Emirates Stadium, maintaining their impeccable record of unbeaten form in all eight competitive home games this season.

Eager to bounce back from their recent setbacks, including a controversial 1-0 loss to Newcastle, Arsenal sought an early response. Within the first two minutes, an unmarked Kai Havertz failed to capitalize on a deep corner, missing a golden opportunity. However, this setback didn’t hinder the hosts’ momentum. They continued to move the ball with confidence and precision, forcing Sevilla to retreat deep into their defensive half.

Despite Sevilla’s valiant efforts, their defense was breached just before the half-hour mark. Jorginho’s precise pass between the left-back and centre-half found Bukayo Saka, whose delivery across the box allowed Leandro Trossard to score his second goal of the UEFA Champions League campaign.

Entering the second half with a narrow lead, Arsenal wasted no time in their pursuit to secure the victory. Havertz came close to doubling the advantage with a curling effort that narrowly missed the target. However, Arsenal’s second goal came soon after, courtesy of Saka. Sent into the box by Gabriel Martinelli, Saka skillfully maneuvered the ball onto his favored left foot before slotting it into the bottom corner of the net.

Despite their dominant performance, Arsenal settled for a 2-0 victory, claiming their third win of the UEFA Champions League campaign. With this triumph, they now lead the group, establishing a four-point gap over Lens and PSV after four rounds. On the other hand, Sevilla finds themselves in a challenging position, remaining winless in 15 European away games and languishing at the bottom of the group with a mere two points. Their hopes for a spot in the Europa League seem increasingly precarious.