UEFA Champions League: Arsenal Run Wild Over Shakhtar Donetsk

Although seven Champions League matches were being played at once today, there was a short period of time in which the goals just kept coming—but they were all coming from one place: Emirates Stadium, where the Gunners just couldn’t seem to stop scoring. The home side managed three goals in just ten minutes, but quite generously allowed former Arsenal man Eduardo a consolation goal.

Ted Harwood of The Short Fuse sums up Arsenal’s match perfectly:

Arsenal dispatched Ukranian champions Shakhtar Donetsk on a cold and rainy night at the Emirates by a final score of 5-1. In the process, Arsenal broke Real Madrid’s record set in 2002 of 12 goals in the first three Champions League matches by scoring their tenth through fourteenth. The win sees Arsenal go top of Group H with nine points from nine, while Shakhtar remain in second with six.

For more coverage of the Gunners, visit SB Nation’s Arsenal blog, The Short Fuse.

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