Arsenal avoided any drama as three first half goals help them to a resounding victory over Slavia Prague.
The Gunners made a mockery of Slavia Prague’s strong home record which was mainly thanks to a scintillating first half showing. Nicolas Pepe, Alexandre Lacazette (PEN) and Bukayo Saka all netted inside the opening half an hour.
A brilliant first half burst from Arsenal paved the way for a smooth progression through to the Europa League semi-finals at Slavia Prague’s expense.
Having been held to a 1-1 draw by the Czech side in the first leg, the Gunners roared into action in the second and throught they’d took the lead when Emile Smith Rowe saw his effort ruled out for offside.
The youngster soon teed up Nicolas Pepe for the opener though, with Alexandre Lacazette’s penalty and a fine strike from Bukayo Saka ensuring that the Gunners had scored three goals inside six minutes to dazzle their hosts.
Lacazette grabbed his second in the second period as Arsenal eased to a 5-1 aggregate win, and they will face Villarreal in the last four.
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