The Gunners continue with their perfect form upon the Europa League campaign with a 4-1 victory over Molde at the Emirates on Thursday night.
The hosts went behind first due to Molde’s Ellingsen goal at the 22-minute mark, but had the equaliser on the 45-minute thanks to Kristoffer Haugen as he prodded the ball into his own net, thus followed by Sheriff Sinyan as well after he shinned the ball in and giving Arsenal to double up on their lead in the 69th-minute with a clinical finish from Pepe to put further pressure on Molde.
Joseph Willock had the last goal scored two minutes before the time expired with the assist by Pepe, as the 21-year-old stroked the ball high into the net after some sloppy play by the tiring Norwegians.
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“Joe Willock could have scored more, he created a goal and a good performance,” Arteta told BT Sport post-match. “Keep doing what he is doing consistently and his chance will arrive [in the Premier League].
“I really like the approach that the younger players are having for each game, they want to make the difference, they are playing with a lot of personality.
“It was really important for us to win tonight and go top of the group. We had a convincing victory and the boys tried to go for them from the first minute. We went a goal behind but it was about the reaction, we created lot of chances.
“If they did not score the own goals, we had players there for the tap in. We could sustain attacks and we did not want to let them run on the counter because they are a threat.”
The youngster has featured in all three Europa League games to date for Arsenal but is yet to make a Premier League appearance for Arteta’s side this campaign.
Willock have also made 29 Premier League appearances last season, and is happy to wait for his chance to impress and is ready to take any opportunity with both hands.
“I’m just taking it game by game. It’s part of my journey and I’m just a kid. I have to keep learning. I’m trying to work hard and when I get a chance in the Premier League, hopefully I can do the same thing,” Willock told BT Sport.
On the Molde match and his goal, Willock added: “In the first half they started really sharp and we had to stick with it. We didn’t get frustrated. I had a couple of chances earlier in the game but I wasn’t making a mistake with that one.”