Theo Walcott’s brace played major role as Arsenal beat Bate Borisov in the Europa League to make it two wins from two in Group H.
Jack Wilshere was on top of his game as he set up a Walcott chance which hit the post before assisting the forward’s close-range opener.
Bate goalkeeper Denis Scherbitski gave out the ball straight to Walcott in such incomprehensible manner, leading to the second goal which gave the visiting side much confidence, before Rob Holding scored his first Arsenal goal.
However, Mirko Ivanic pulled got a goal for the Belarusians after one of their few real attacks in the first half with an excellent 10-yard header from Aleksey Rios’ cross.
Olivier Giroud scored his 100th goal for Arsenal from the penalty spot to give gunners three-goal advantage after the break through a penalty that appeared a bit controversial.
Bate responded and with another goal when Mikhail Gordeychuk slammed home from close range after David Ospina parried Ivanic’s header.
The Gunners remain on top of Group H on six points with Red Star Belgrade second on four points after they beat Cologne, who have lost both matches, 1-0 thanks to Richmond Boakye’s goal.