Wednesday evening saw Arsenal return to winning ways, which was a necessity, and they did it in style.
Mikel Arteta will be delighted, as well as a bit relieved, as his Gunners side turned it on away at West Bromwich Albion in the Carabao Cup second round.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang handed the visitors a 2-0 lead at the Hawthorns before Nicolas Pepe scored a third for his side before half-time.
Bukayo Saka was then on hand to make it 4-0 to the away side in the Midlands, before Aubameyang completed his hat-trick around an hour into the tie.
Alexandre Lacazette completed the rout for Arsenal, who were brilliant on the night.
For Saka’s goal, the fourth, there was a moment in the build-up that left Gunners fans purring. Martin Odegaard, who was making his second debut for the north Londoners, played a one-two with Saka, with the Norwegian returning the ball to the England international with a fine backheel.
Arsenal supporters, when taking to Twitter, were loving what they saw from Odegaard and even compared him to former Gunners star Mesut Ozil.
Odegaard completed his return to Arsenal recently, this time on a permanent basis, and has already proved his worth to his new club with a fine performance against the Baggies.
The Norway midfielder will be hoping to keep his place in the side this weekend, as Arsenal return to Premier League action against reigning champions Manchester City.
The Gunners have lost their opening two matches in the top-flight, by the same 2-0 scoreline, against Brentford and Chelsea, respectively.
Meanwhile, Man City returned to winning ways last weekend with a thumping victory over Norwich City, coming a week after an opening day defeat to Tottenham.
Source by Football London