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Joel Sanderson-Murray·29 November 2023

Arsenal tear Lens to shreds in blistering first-half display 🔥

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What a first-half from Arsenal that was.

Mikel Arteta’s side needed something from tonight’s Champions League group stage clash with RC Lens to book their place in the knockout rounds.


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And well … maybe Gunners fans can start planning for European football after Christmas.

Kai Havertz, Gabriel Jesus, Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli all bagged inside the first 27 minutes to give the Premier League side an unassailable lead at the Emirates.

Martin Ødegaard had the audacity to make it five in first-half stoppage time with a crisp volley.

It’s the joint-fastest an English side has scored four in a Champions League game, along with Manchester United against Brondby in November 1998.

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It’s also the first time an English side has ever led by five goals at half-time in the competition.

Safe to say that they might win this one.