Leandro Trossard and Bukayo Saka scored as Arsenal claimed a comfortable Champions League victory over lacklustre Sevilla.
Arsenal boss Arteta selected Trossard to start as a false number nine with both Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah injured. Trossard would reward his boss’s faith in him by sweeping the Gunners in front in the 29th minute.
Saka then clinched the three points in the 64th minute, racing away from the Sevilla defense before slotting home.
Arsenal top Group B on nine points from four games, while Sevilla are bottom of the table.
Sevilla outplayed by the Gunners
The Spanish side, who won the Europa League last season, are still looking for their first win in this Champions League campaign.
They were comprehensively outplayed by the hosts, who took a deserved lead when Trossard finished Saka’s low cross after the England winger was set away by Jorginho’s fine through ball.
Saka turned from provider to finisher with a composed second goal, having been played through by Gabriel Martinelli.
“I’m really happy with the performance from the team,” Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta told TNT Sports.
“They showed aggression and commitment. Even when we lost the ball we were incredibly good to get it back. It’s hard in Europe to control it how we did.”
Saka hobbles off with injury
The game however ended on a concerning note for Arsenal as Saka limped off with five minutes left. Replays show Saka twisted his ankle in play. However, in what will be relief to England Coach Gareth Southgate who was watching from the stands, Arteta has said it was only a “knock”.
PSV’s 1-0 victory over Lens denied Arsenal the chance to clinch a place in the last 16 with two matches to spare.