Arsenal cruise past Vorskla Poltava to win Europa League group

Arsenal cruise past Vorskla Poltava to win Europa League group

Arsenal cruise past Vorskla Poltava to win Europa League group

Vorskla Poltava vice-president Oleg Lisak says there is no guarantee the Ukrainians will play Arsenal in the Europa League on Thursday after Uefa moved the game's location.

'They needs to take minutes in matches like today.

However, Vorskla are doing "everything they can" to host the game at their own home ground.

Emery left almost all of his Premier League regulars at home, with one eye toward Sunday's North London Derby.

The match will be played at Kiev's Olympic Stadium after it was moved from Poltava because of security concerns.

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Emery goes with Petr Cech in goal, while in defence he picks Stephan Lichtsteiner, Carl Jenkinson, Rob Holding; Ainsley Maitland-Niles starts.

Ramsey doubled the advantage shortly before the half-hour mark as he won and converted a penalty - the Wales global going down after minimal contact from Vorskla defender Igor Perduta before coolly converting the spot-kick.

Emile Smith-Rowe, Eddie Nketiah, Joe Willock and Julio Pleguezelo were all left out of Freddie Ljungberg's under-23 squad against Derby on Monday night, which suggests all four will be involved in some capacity in Kiev. The Welshman stepped up to take and slotted the ball into the bottom corner.

But by that time the contest was already over as goals from Smith Rowe, Aaron Ramsey and Willock had put Arsenal three goals ahead by half-time.

A closer match might have spawned more vociferous appeals against the debatable decision, but Vorskla never looked like getting back into the game even when Perduta squandered their best chance after the ball had fallen kindly to him inside the area.

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