Thanks to Molde’s 2 own goals and the shine from Pepe and Willock, Arsenal overcame Molde 4-1 in the third match of the Europa League group stage 2020/21.
Arsenal, after having a 1-0 victory over Man United last weekend, had great confidence to host Molde at Emirates’ home ground this morning (November 6).
With home advantage, Arsenal continuously pressed their opponents even in this match, coach Mikel Arteta left Lacazette and Aubameyang on the bench and created opportunities for Pepe and Nketiah or Willock to show.
Nketiah himself has 2 consecutive opportunities to be able to write his name on the scoreboard, but the ball kicks (2 ‘), and the finish of this player (4’) go quite inaccurate. With Arsenal’s terrible pressure, Molde could barely get the ball. They mainly play defensive counterattack.
When Arsenal was engrossed in the attack but did not have a goal, Molde suddenly surpassed. After 22 minutes, Ellingsen, after receiving a pass from his teammates, had an exemplary phase of the far corner, 1-0 for Molde.
Losing first, Arsenal continued to push the squad to attack and increase the pressure on the Molde field. It was not until the 45 + 1 minute that Arsenal had a 1-1 equalizer after Haugen’s own goal.
Pepe played very well in this match
Entering the second half, Arsenal still maintains the pressure to attack the opponent’s goal. In the 62nd minute, Arsenal took a 2-1 lead after Sinyan’s own goal when they tried to stop Nketiah’s cross on the right flank. 2-1 full of luck for the Gunners.
Having been led back by 2 goals, Molde seemed to have psychological problems, so the game lacked sharpness compared to the previous time. And Arsenal strengthened their attack with the appearance of Soares, Saka, and Tierney the next time to get more goals.
As a result, Arsenal has more chances to finish and have 2 more goals thanks to Pepe (69 ‘) and Willock (88’). Win the match 4-1, Arsenal has 9 points and are leading Group B Europa League 2020/21. Meanwhile, Molde ranked 2nd with 3 points worse.