Arsenal produced an absolute masterclass to dispose of Ludogorest by six goals to nil. Although the away side did start positively and had numerous chances in the first half, Ospina’s excellence in goal thwarted their attempts.
Alexis Sanchez opened the scoring for the Gunners and they did not look back ever since. Theo Walcott continued his fine goal scoring form with a fabulous finish and the Gunners went into the break 2 goals to the good.
The second half, however, was all about Mesut Ozil. The German bagged the first hat-trick of his career with 3 fine finishes to seal a comprehensive 6 goal thrashing.
The win takes Arsenal to the top of Group A and if they can keep up performances like this, they might even go all the way.
Here are 5 talking points from the game:
#1 Mesut Ozil’s first hat trick
Mesut Ozil scored his professional hat trick with 3 brilliantly taken goals. Arsene Wenger recently stated that he would like to see the German score more often and that that was the one thing lacking in his game.
Ozil seems to have taken those words seriously and he has now scored 4 goals in his last 2 games.
The former Real Madrid man was in fine form and became only the fifth Arsenal player to score a Champions league hat-trick. The 28-year-old was clinical in front of goal and despite 2 of his goals coming after the game had already been killed off, he will take heart from this performance.