Mikel Arteta’s side are secured their second Europa League win with a 3-0 victory over Irish minnows Dundalk on Thursday night.
Yet it all unravelled for the visitors before the break. In the 42nd minute of the game, Reiss Nelson’s corner asked questions of Gary Rogers.
The Dundalk goalkeeper had previously fumbled a header from defender Sead Kolasinac and this time he miscued his punch, with Eddie Nketiah pouncing.
Two minutes later it was 2-0, with Pepe’s shot deflecting into the path of Joe Willock, who beat Rogers. Finally Mikel Arteta could manage a smile.
Nicolas Pepe scored a wonderful curling effort to seal a 3-0 Europa League win for the Gunners, leaving both Mikel Arteta and the Gunners supporters impressed.
In the opening moments of the second half, the Ivorian winger scored the Gunners’ final goal of the night by rolling the ball under his foot on the edge of the area before firing in a superb strike with his weaker right foot into the top corner of the goal.