Arsenal ran out 2-0 winners against Östersunds FK after two first-half goals to give them a commanding lead in this Europa League tie.
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Match: Östersunds FK v Arsenal
Stadium: Jämtkraft Arena
Kick-Off (GMT): Thu 15 Feb 18:00
It was always going to be a test for Arsenal as they travelled to Sweden to play in their first knockout fixture in the Europa League.
The Gunners took on Östersunds FK in what proved to be difficult conditions and without a host of first-team players.
The likes of Jack Wilshere, Petr Cech and Laurent Koscielny failed to travel but that didn’t stop Arsenal from starting well.
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Alex Iwobi hit a shot from the edge of the box and Nacho Monreal was on hand to make it 1-0 within 15 minutes. It was 2-0 ten minutes later courtesy of an own goal as the Gunners stamped their dominance on the match.
Mesut Ozil made it 3-0 in the second-half after a fine piece of interplay with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and that looked to be it as time ticked by. Hector Bellerin conceded a clear late penalty but Ospina got a strong hand to it and take the 3-0 back to London.
Here are the match highlights: