Aubameyang scores hattrick as Arsenal cruise to victory over top English club in style

Aubameyang scores hattrick as Arsenal cruise to victory over top English club in style

  • West Brom vs Arsenal EFL Cup meeting saw the Gunners make amends to their disappointing start to the season to secure a huge 6-0 win
  • Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe both shone during the clash, with the former finding the back of the net three times
  • Arsenal will now shift their focus to their upcoming Premier League meeting with reigning champions Man City scheduled for Saturday, August 28

Arsenal recorded their first victory of the season in style after thrashing West Bromwich Albion 6-0 in their EFL Cup second round encounter at The Hawthorns.

The Gunners went into the clash off a disappointing run of results that saw them lose two of their opening Premier League fixtures.

The north Londoners kicked off their campaign on a frustrating note, with Brentford humbling them 2-0 in their opener before suffering another loss to rivals Chelsea at the weekend.

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Bukayo Saka of Arsenal celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 0-4 during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between at The Hawthorns on August 25, 2021 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)
will now shift their focus to their upcoming Premier League fixture against Man City set for Saturday, August 28, at Etihad. Photo by James Williamson - AMA.
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However, Mikel Arteta's wards did not show any sign of rust when they travelled to The Hawthorn, staging a five-star performance to secure a huge 6-0 win.

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How Aubameyang performed for Arsenal

Skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was arguably the man of the match as he scored a hat-trick to steer his side to victory.

The Gabon international scored Arsenal's opener in the 17th minute, before doubling the advantage on the stroke of half-time.

Nicolas Pepe made it 3-0 moments before the break, with youngster Bukayo Saka joining the goal-fest five minutes after the break.

Aubameyang went on to complete his hattrick on the night in the 62nd minute, cutting in on his right foot as he bent a glorious finish high into the opposite corner of the net.

Alexander Lacazette put the game beyond the hosts in the 67th minute, clinically finishing a Pepe cross to make it 6-0 for Arsenal.

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The visitors' comfortable win was enough to afford them a place in the next round of the EFL Cup.

They will now shift their focus to their upcoming Premier League fixture against Man City set for Saturday, August 28, at Etihad.

Arsenal have been pitched against AFC Wimbledon in the next round of the cup competition scheduled for late September.

EFL Cup 3rd round fixtures revealed

Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea and Man United have landed tough opponents after the draw of the third round of the Carabao Cup.

The Red Devils will face high-flying West Ham in the standout fixture of the competition in this round as the Blues entertain fellow Premier League side Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge.

Elsewhere, Liverpool are scheduled to travel to Carrow Road to take on Norwich City, with cup holders Man City landing a relatively easy fixture in Wycombe Wanderers at the Etihad Stadium.

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