It was a great evening for Arsenal Football Club, as they beat Slavia Prague 4-0 in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final, but it wasn’t just the football that made it memorable.
Stephen Bradley goes over the main events both before and after the whistle blew to start the game, focusing on Arsenal’s ability to make decisive statements, both on and off the field.
“It shows the personality that Laca has,” Mikel Arteta said when asked about the Frenchman’s character.
“He missed two big chances in the home game and then you have to see a reaction.
“That reaction could be with some fear, some doubt or feeling a little bit guilty. Or the other one is to have a strong personality and to react, to say, ‘Now I’m going to put them in the back of the net’.
“He’s done that in two games consecutively, being really, really efficient. Then his momentum continues, the form that he’s in continues and it’s really important for the team.”