Oct 19

Arsenal force five past Shakhtar + Match Stats

Arsenal fans celebrated all six goals at the Emirates as Eduardo scored a late consolation in a 5-1 thrashing for his Shakhtar Donetsk side.

Both sides had won their two games going into this crucial Group H clash, but only Arsenal looked like the real deal in a scintilating performance in north London.

Alex Song and Samir Nasri gave the Gunners a two-goal cushion at half-time and their Ukrainian opponents crumbled after Cesc Fabregas added a third from the spot on the hour mark.

Jack Wilshere scored a fine fourth in the 66th minute, Marouane Chamakh made it five three minutes later and not even a consolation from Shakhtar could dampen the home fans’ spirits.

In fact they were up as one to applaud – it had been scored by former striker Eduardo, sold in the summer after struggling to recapture the form he showed before a horrific injury two seasons ago.

Arsenal v Shakhtar
Stats (via @Orbinho)

Shots 13-9
On target 7-2
Fouls 18-15
Duels Won 45% – 55%
Passing accuracy 89% – 84%
Possession 55% – 45%

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2 Responses to “Arsenal force five past Shakhtar + Match Stats”

  1. skipae says:

    gr8888 result cant wait for city away!

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  2. jason says:

    any highlights chris?

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