Five things we learned as Arsenal took a leap towards R16 qualification
Anything other than victory against Ludogorets would have lead many to suggest Arsene Wenger was about to see his side produce their annual crumble a little early this year. Instead, the Gunners were on fine form as they walked all over the Bulgarian champions at the Emirates to jump towards qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League.
An unnecessarily exciting first half will have had Wenger a little concerned. Despite the Gunners leading for much of the half, their opponents were able to create numerous opportunities and the game was rather open. It could have been construed as naive, until Theo Walcott doubled the Gunners’ lead just before half-time.
Further goals followed for Arsenal, as they built a cushion that allowed Wenger to rest his key players in the knowledge that their work was done for the night. Arsenal’s fans could be finally getting the reward for years of heartache, with a team that looks capable of challenging on multiple fronts.
Here are five of the things we learned from their emphatic win…