Arsenal producing a professional showing here. Coming into this second leg tie with the first leg having finished 1-1 at the Emirates, they new they needed to score first to have any chance of winning the tie and progress. They did just that in the 18th minute through Nicolas Pepe. The Gunners have played better when the Ivorian and Smith Rowe are in their side, they give them that creative spark.
Lacazette scored a double one of which was a penalty won by the marauding Bukayo Saka.By minute number 24 when Saka would add his own goal, Arsenal were out of sight at 3-0 in the first half. Slavia Prague have surprised all and sundry in making it to the last eight of this year’s competition. Well it should not have. They are top of the Czech league unbeaten in 26 of the games they have played all season.But in this encounter, they were woeful in front of goal. They did not manage a single shot on target in this one, their most dangerous player Provod well neutralized by Thomas Partey. The Europa League is the last chance saloon for Arsenal to make it to Europe next season as they are way off the top 6 places with the season close to winding down.