West Brom 0-6 Arsenal: Aubameyang stars as Gunners safe first win of season

West Brom 0-6 Arsenal: Aubameyang stars as Gunners safe first win of season

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (centre)Aubameyang was beginning his first sport of the season after recovering from coronavirus

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s hat-trick helped Arsenal to a welcome first win of the season as they beat a younger West Bromwich Albion aspect to succeed in the Carabao Cup third spherical.

Aubameyang marked his first begin of the season with two first-half tap-ins and a curling end after the break.

He additionally acrobatically arrange Nicolas Pepe for the third, with Bukayo Saka slotting within the Gunners’ fourth.

Alexandre Lacazette got here off the bench to fireside in his aspect’s sixth.

The win may have been even greater too, with Martin Odegaard hitting the skin of the publish from a decent angle and Pepe putting the bar with a chip.

West Brom fielded six debutants, 5 of them youngsters, however confirmed spirit proper to the top on what was a tough night time for them.

The Baggies, who’ve made an excellent begin to this season beneath new boss Valerian Ismael, pressed excessive, acquired the ball ahead rapidly and would have taken an early lead had goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, on his Arsenal debut, not pushed Tom Fellows’ whipped shot apart.

Even with the tie clearly determined they continued to carve out possibilities, with Taylor Gardner-Hickman twice denied by Ramsdale within the second half.

Finally, although, Arsenal – who now face AFC Wimbledon – had been a category above, with the ruthless Aubameyang wanting sharp after recovering from coronavirus.

He may hardly miss in scoring each of his first two targets, firstly following up Saka’s saved shot to fit in earlier than turning the ball in once more after Pepe had hit the publish.

His third was a lot more durable to execute, however he did so with aplomb, curling in from 18 yards after chopping into the field.

With the Gabon striker among the many targets, Pepe and Saka opening their very own accounts for the season and Lacazette including to the competitors up entrance, Gunners boss Mikel Arteta might be extra optimistic about dealing with Manchester Metropolis within the Premier League this coming weekend.

Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta: “Whenever you lose a sport, as fast as attainable you must win.

“At present’s sport goes to offer us some confidence. We had gamers who performed some first minutes.

“Auba [Aubameyang] after his Covid, to get some minutes and rating three targets for his confidence goes to be nice. General I believe a very constructive night time.

On Aubameyang: “Clearly he’s a very completely happy character and he wants that reference to individuals; with household, with pals, with followers.

“You would see the interplay when he left the pitch and I believe that’s one thing actually constructive for him, sure.”

Arsenal striker Aubameyang, chatting with Sky Sports activities: “Nice feeling. I am completely happy we received this sport. It is good to construct confidence of the group.

“The dedication of each participant is at all times there 100%. We attempt our greatest to offer the followers what they need.

“This hopefully can provide us one thing to construct our confidence for the subsequent video games. We needed to work arduous and hold pushing.

“Everybody is aware of I just like the house [in behind a defence]. My team-mates performed very properly. It was an excellent sport right this moment.

“We nonetheless have 36 (league) video games left so we are going to give our greatest for an excellent season.”


West Brom

Formation 3-4-3



34Ingram32De Castro23Snodgrass20Attain


36Palmer21Kipré33TaylorSubstituted forRichardsat 82′minutes31Shotton34Ingram32De CastroBooked at 2mins23SnodgrassSubstituted forKingat 74′minutes20Attain41Fellows9ZohoreSubstituted forFaalat 65′minutes29Gardner-Hickman




Formation 4-2-3-1






32Ramsdale21Chambers16HoldingBooked at 27mins31KolasinacBooked at 39mins20Tavares25Elneny34XhakaSubstituted forLacazetteat 67′minutes19Pépé8ØdegaardSubstituted forMaitland-Nilesat 61′minutes7Saka14AubameyangSubstituted forMartinelliat 76′minutes


1Leno9Lacazette10Smith Rowe15Maitland-Niles22Marí23Sambi Lokonga35Martinelli

Referee:David Webb


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Match ends, West Bromwich Albion 0, Arsenal 6.

Second Half ends, West Bromwich Albion 0, Arsenal 6.

Offside, Arsenal. Sead Kolasinac tries a via ball, however Nicolas Pépé is caught offside.

Nook, Arsenal. Conceded by Adam Attain.

Foul by Nicolas Pépé (Arsenal).

Toby King (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick within the defensive half.

Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) wins a free kick within the defensive half.

Foul by Toby King (West Bromwich Albion).

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Rico Richards replaces Caleb Taylor due to an damage.

Try saved. Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) left footed shot from the centre of the field is saved within the backside left nook.

Substitution, Arsenal. Gabriel Martinelli replaces Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Toby King replaces Robert Snodgrass.

Try missed. Nuno Tavares (Arsenal) proper footed shot from exterior the field misses to the left. Assisted by Nicolas Pépé.

Try saved. Taylor Gardner-Hickman (West Bromwich Albion) proper footed shot from the best aspect of the field is saved within the backside proper nook. Assisted by Mo Faal.

Aim! West Bromwich Albion 0, Arsenal 6. Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) proper footed shot from the centre of the field to the underside proper nook. Assisted by Nicolas Pépé.

Nuno Tavares (Arsenal) wins a free kick within the defensive half.

Foul by Ethan Ingram (West Bromwich Albion).

Nicolas Pépé (Arsenal) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the field. Assisted by Alexandre Lacazette with a via ball.

Substitution, Arsenal. Alexandre Lacazette replaces Granit Xhaka.

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Mo Faal replaces Kenneth Zohore.

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