Arsenal have kicked off their 2019-20 Europa League campaign with a comfortable 3-0 win against Eintracht Frankfurt away from home in Germany on Thursday evening.
The Gunners reached the final of the Europa League last season and will be aiming to win the prestigious European club competition this time around.
Unai Emery’s side took the lead at Commerzbank-Arena in the 38th minute when Joe Willick found the net with a deflected effort.
Arsenal gained a numerical advantage in the 79th minute when Dominik Kohr was dismissed for a second bookable offence.
Bukayo Saka doubled the advantage for the Premier League club in the 85th minute, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made it 3-0 to the Gunners just two minutes later.
Over the course of the 90 minutes at Commerzbank-Arena on Thursday evening, hosts Frankfurt had 56% of the possession, took 24 shots of which seven were on target, and earned 11 corners.
Visitors Arsenal had 44% of the possession, took 16 shots of which six were on target, and earned four corners.
Back in action
Arsenal will return to action on Sunday afternoon when they take on Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium in North London in the Premier League.
Emerys’s side will be back in Europa League Group F action on October 3 when they take on Belgian club Standard Liege at the Emirates Stadium.