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Arsenal - Rapid Wien
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Ceballos has a shot from range but Strebinger catches it and that's the final whistle! Arsenal maintain their 100 per cent record in the Europa League and it was a good night for Arsenal's fringe players and, of course, for the 2,000 supporters in attendance.
OVER! Ceballos' cross is hit first-time by Balogun but he cannot get over it and his volley rises over the bar.
SHOT! Willian has an effort from range but he drags his shot wide. His wait for his first Arsenal goal continues...
THREE minutes of added time.
Mari's floated header is caught by Strebinger. Arsenal could well score another here before the evening is up.
Balogun holds off some challenges and passes to Maitland-Niles who squares the ball across the goalmouth, but Vienna clear the ball out for a corner.
GOOD SAVE! Ceballos' free-kick is pushed over the bar by Strebinger. The Vienna goalkeeper has had a good game despite the scoreline... he's certainly been busy. SUB! Nketiah comes off for the highly-rated Balogun.
- OffDeni AlarRapid Wien
- OnLukas SulzbacherRapid Wien
SUB! Alar comes off for Sulzbacher.
Vienna have a corner which Greiml meets at the near post, but he nods it over the bar!
ANOTHER ARSENAL CHANCE! Smith Rowe tries to find Nketiah in the area, but Strebinger comes out to claim it.
- OffShkodran MustafiArsenal
- OnCalum ChambersArsenal
SUB! Chambers makes his return from injury in place of Mustafi.
- GoalEmile Smith RoweArsenal
GOAL! Substitute Smith Rowe puts Arsenal four up! It's very simple. Pepe is given the ball on the edge of the box. He lays off to Maitland-Niles who squares for Smith Rowe to tap in.
CHANCE! Pepe is clean through and squares straight for Nketiah, he slides in but he cannot make contact!
CHANCE! Arteta is furious and rightly so as he sees Pepe cut inside, instead of squaring to an unmarked Arsenal shirt, and shoot straight at Strebinger.
SUB! Elneny and Nelson come off for Ceballos and Smith Rowe.
YELLOW! For Mustafi for a foul in the Vienna box.
WIDE! How did that stay out!? Maitland-Niles' first shot is blocked before Pepe's slightly lazy attempt veers wide. Arsenal should have extended their lead.
GOOD SAVE! Lacazette was offside but he still forced a strong reflex save from Strebinger.
A lapse of concentration as Strebinger's goal-kick is blocked by Nketiah.
This game has hit a bit of lull as Vienna have grown slightly in confidence, but are not really threatening the Arsenal goal despite their newfound possession.
Rapid Vienna get a free-kick 25-yards out from goal which Demir gets on target, but it lacks power and Runarsson can catch it.
- GoalKoya KitagawaRapid Wien
GOAL! Arase has two shots blocked on the line by Kolasinac before Koya Katagawa strikes from close-range to pull one back for Vienna! Game on?
SAVE! Cedric plays a simple ball down the flank to Nelson and all of a sudden he's clean through on goal. Strebinger storms well out od his area to make a vital tackle.
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BACK UNDERWAY! Two changes for Rapid Vienna. Schick and Barac come on for the yellow-carded Ullmann and Hofmann.
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HALF-TIME! Arsenal head into the dressing room three goals up. It's been plain sailing for Arteta's side in front of their own fans with Vienna needing to do plenty more if they are to take anything from the game. Second half coming up!
- GoalEddie NketiahArsenal
GOAL! Nketiah puts a fan-inspired Arsenal three up before the break! It's a brilliant team goal. Lacazette slips through Pepe who cuts it back for Nelson. He tees up Nketiah whose first shot is well saved by Strebinger before nodding in the rebound! This is looking very comfortable for Arsenal.
- Yellow cardMohamed ElnenyArsenal
YELLOW! Elneny is in the book now for tripping over Kitagawa. The Japanese forward looked to be getting into a goalscoring position, although not a clear goalscoring opportunity it should be said.
- Yellow cardMaximilian UllmannRapid Wien
YELLOW! For Ullmann after wiping out Lacazette. The Austrian has injured himself in the process and is now receiving medical treatment. He's hobbled off to the sideline for a closer inspection. He appears to have a dead leg.
The Arsenal supporters are making their voices heard inside the Emirates - it's been a long nine months since they've been able to do that.
Kitagawa's cross is nodded behind by Cedric for Vienna's first corner of the evening. Ritzmaier plays an outswinger which Mari heads clear. That's the first real evidence of any pressure from the Austrian side.
Arase tries to keep a Vienna ball down the flank in play, but Kolasinac does well to shepherd him out of play.
A brilliant run from Maitland-Niles who cuts inside and tries to dink his finish over Strebinger, but he gets it wrong and watches it float well wide.
A cross into the area finds Nketiah who makes a good run towards the near post, but his strike is blocked.
CHANCE! Cedric finds Nelson in the box, who has been brilliant so far, before he lays it off for Lacazette. The France international gets plenty of whip on his shot but his low effort spins just wide!
Here is that brilliant opener from Alexandre Lacazette...
This has been very comfortable for Arsenal so far with Vienna unable to trouble Runarsson in goal yet. The Gunners are cruising at the moment.
- GoalPablo MaríArsenal
GOAL!!! After six months out, Pablo Mari scores on his return to the starting lineup! The corner swung in by Nelson is glanced in by the Spaniard at the near post into the bottom corner!
A lovely moment.
Arsenal have another corner which again is played short. Vienna can clear their lines this time but the Austrian side are really struggling to break out of their own half.
SO CLOSE! An Arsenal corner played short is brilliantly taken on by Pepe, who beats his marker, before playing in a dangerous ball to the far post which finds Mustafi, but he sends his diving header wide! Another good opportunity squandered by the German defender.
- GoalAlexandre LacazetteArsenal
GOAL! A brilliant strike from Lacazette! The 2,000 fans celebrate after seeing the Frenchman smash a vicious swerving shot, completely disorientating Strebinger in goal, into the net!
Sonnleitner intercepts a dangerous-looking cross from Nketiah and Arsenal have their first corner of the evening. Nelson plays it short to Pepe who lays it back to the number 24. His cross finds Mustafi and the German attempts an audacious volley, but he gets it all wrong as the ball bounces out for goal-kick.
A socially-distanced supporter holds up a banner saying 'Bring back Mesut'. Lovely stuff.
Cedric surges up the flank but he cannot get a cross away before it heads out for a goal-kick.
Rapid Vienna have started brightly and are pressing Arsenal high up the pitch. They may sense an opportunity tonight with Mikel Arteta's side floundering domestically.
A long ball over the top looking for Kitagawa lands into the arms of the Icelandic goalkeeper Runarsson. It is great to hear some non-artificial chanting again!
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We are underway in north London!
The teams are out onto the pitch and the fans are back! They are making plenty of noise inside the Emirates Stadium. Kick-off is just moments away!
Here he is: Gunnersaurus
The first Premier League fixture to welcome fans will be West Ham United v Manchester United on Saturday.
Arsenal are said to be looking for a creative midfielder, with RB Salzburg's Dominik Szoboszlai and Olympique Lyonnais' Houssem Aouar among the options on the club's shortlist, while Arteta would also like to reinforce at the back...
Gunnersaurus is keeping the sprinkling of fans entertained from a safe social distance on this rather chilly evening.
Temperature checks are, of course, part of the fan experience this evening.
Supporters have started to arrive to the Emirates Stadium. With only 2,000 allowed inside the 60,000-seater stadium, expect plenty of big gaps.
INTERESTING OPTA STAT
64 - Arsenal have scored just one goal from their last 64 shots from open play in the Premier League.
PABLO MARI IS BACK
The Spanish central defender returns to the starting XI. He has not played for Arsenal since coming off with an ankle injury against Manchester City on June 17. Calum Chambers, who is also making the comeback from a long-term injury, is on the bench tonight. Eddie Nketiah leads the line for the Gunners tonight alongside Alexandre Lacazette.
Arsenal: Runarsson; Cedric, Mustafi, Mari, Kolašinac; Maitland-Niles, Nelson, Pepe, Elneny; Nketiah, Lacazette
Subs: Azeez, Balogun, Willian, Ceballos, Chambers, Holding, Leno, Macey, Saka, Smith Rowe, Tierney, Willock
Rapid Vienna: Streibinger, Sonnleitner, Hofmann, Greiml, Ullmann, Ritzmaier, Schuster, Demir, Arase, Alar, Kitagawa
Subs: Barac, Gartler, Grahovac, Hedl, Ibrahimoglu, Kara, Knasmullner, Schick, Stojkovic, Sulzbacher
Good evening and welcome to Eurosport's live digital coverage of Arsenal vs Rapid Vienna in the Europa League! There will be 2,000 supporters in attendance at the Emirates tonight and the pressure is on boss Mikel Arteta having overseen the Gunners' worst ever start to a Premier League season.
Things are a bit rosier for the north London club in the Europa League, though. A win for Arsenal tonight against their Austrian opponents and they will go top of Group B.
Kick-off is at 8pm (GMT) with team news coming right up!