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FOLARIN BALOGUN confirmed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazete the way it’s achieved with one other stirring efficiency off the bench.
Arsenal had been already via as table-toppers earlier than the Europa League conflict in opposition to Dundalk, however an thrilling sport completed 4-2 to Mikel Arteta’s facet.
Folarin Balogun netted once more off the bench to offer Mikel Arteta one thing to considerCredit score: Reuters
Mohamed Elneny netted a worldie, with Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock additionally discovering the web.
The goalscoring was rounded off by 19-year-old American striker Folarin Balogun from the bench as he continues to impress.
Right here, SunSport’s John Hutchinson charges how the Gunners fared.
Runar Runarsson – 6
Will need to have been bored witless within the first half, although may have been grateful for some wasted efforts.
Overwhelmed a bit too simply by Dundalk’s fourth however he might need been as shocked as all of us had been by Hoare’s brilliance within the air.
Calum Chambers – 7
First begin for over a 12 months for Chambers following his dangerous damage.
Good method to come again in a again three and was not often troubled and wanting to move out.
Mohamed Elneney impressed earlier than he was rested to the benchCredit score: Focus Photographs
Shkodran Mustafi – 6
Fairly why the error-prone German was named captain is anybody’s guess.
Barely troubled, however you’ll anticipate that – unsure what profit the skilled defender will get from a Europa League ‘run-out’.
Pablo Mari – 7
Many Arsenal followers may have anticipated Mari to be a first-team common this season, however he has been ignored.
Snug night time’s work for the Spaniard and certainly must be in with a shout for some extra aggressive fixtures.
Cedric Soares – 7
No less than he does not do as many foul-throws as his competitors at right-back Hector Bellerin.
A strong back-up, simply does not actually do something. Your typical 7/10 each sport.
Joe Willock should certainly be urgent his claims for a first-team spotCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Joe Willock – 8
Appears to be the main target of a number of Arteta‘s shouting every sport.
However replied to his boss’ urgings with a pleasant end for objective quantity three.
Mohamed Elneny – 8
The Egyptian has been one of many few shining lights this season – saving his Arsenal profession.
His objective, solely the third one he has scored for the Gunners, was a magnificence as he rocketed one in from 30-yards.
Elneny determined to rocket one in from 30 yardsCredit score: Rex Options
Ainsley Maitland-Niles – 6
Strong with out starring.
Uncertain if the participant and the supervisor know the place his greatest place on this workforce is but.
Nicolas Pepe – 5
Hardly regarded bothered as he was outmuscled by Jordan Flores who went on to crash residence Dundalk’s first.
This was certainly an opportunity to show his world class abilities – however that did not occur.
Eddie Nketiah – 8
Captialised on some shockling defending with a fantastic chipped end for the opener.
Was not comfortable going off for Balogun, as clearly needed to maneuver additional forward as Arsenal’s prime scorer.
Eddie Nketiah is now Arsenal’s prime scorerCredit score: Inpho
Emile Smith Rowe – 6
May do with one other mortgage spell at a lower-Prem/excessive Championship facet.
Neat and tidy in possession, however appears to be missing that X-factor that Arsenal might do with proper now.
Dani Ceballos (changed Elneny, 62) – 5
Barely observed the Spanish midfielder when he got here on.
Undecided what Arteta needs him to be in the course of the park.
Folarin Balogun (changed Nketiah, 62) – 8
Lovely hold-up play to put in Willock for Arsenal’s third objective. His team-mates may have been delighted for the teenager – perhaps not Nketiah although.
And even much less so when he scored for the second Europa League sport in a row with a composed end. Scoring when Lacazette and Aubameyang aren’t.
Folarin Balogun continued to boost his rising popularityCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
Ben Cottrell (changed Smith Rowe, 77) – 6
Proud second for the Englishman as he made his Arsenal debut when the workforce had been coasting residence.
Miguel Aze (changed Willock, 82)
Not used: Bukayo Saka, Rob Holding, Matt Macey, , Karl Jacob Hein.
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