Arsenal celebrated their 100th Champions League victory with a convincing 6-0 win against Lens, guaranteeing a spot in the last 16. Mikel Arteta’s side, now leading the Premier League, showcased attacking prowess and defensive solidity, marking a stark turnaround.
On the fourth anniversary of Unai Emery’s departure, Arsenal’s performance hinted at a reemergence as a European powerhouse. Arteta, celebrating his 200th match in charge, witnessed a scintillating victory that solidified their Champions League knockout stage spot.
Arsenal left Lens bewildered, with Kai Havertz, Gabriel Jesus, Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, and Martin Odegaard all finding the net in a commanding first-half lead. This win allowed Arteta to contemplate resting key players in the final group game, focusing on maintaining their Premier League lead.
Arteta’s meticulous approach, naming his strongest available team, ensured swift qualification. The win against Lens exemplified Arsenal’s positive trajectory and growing confidence, leaving fans hopeful for a successful European campaign under Arteta’s leadership.
Here is the highlight video of Arsenal vs. RC Lens, which ended with a 6-0 victory for Arsenal.
Arsenal performance and stats
In the last 13 games, it has won 9 times, drawn 3 times, and lost once. In its last match, Arsenal won 0-1 against Brentford.
It has a positive goal difference after scoring 27 goals and conceding 10.
Lens performance and stats
In the last 13 games, it has won 5 times, drawn 4 times, and lost 4 times. In its last match, Lens won 0-3 against Clermont.
It has a positive goal difference after scoring 16 goals and conceding 13.Embed from Getty Images