Wal­cott scores twice for Arse­nal

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London: Theo Wal­cott scored twice as Arse­nal put in a dom­i­nant 2-0 home dis­play against Basel in the Cham­pi­ons League. It took the Gun­ners just six min­utes to open the scor­ing as Wal­cott headed in from Alexis Sanchez’s cut­back. The two Arse­nal men linked up again as English­man Wal­cott drilled low into the net to com­plete a swift team move. Basel goal­keeper Tomas Va­clik made good saves to deny Sanchez and Hec­tor Bel­lerin, with Birkir Bjar­na­son com­ing close for the visi­tors. Arse­nal stunned ri­vals Chelsea 3-0 in the Premier League at the week­end and im­pressed again at the Emi­rates in this Group A en­counter. Arsene Wenger’s side are now un­beaten in eight games in all com­pe­ti­tions since los­ing to Liver­pool on the open­ing day of the sea­son. The sub­lime skill and move­ment of at­tack­ing trio Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Wal­cott, who al­ready has five goals this sea­son, was too much for Basel to han­dle and the mar­gin of vic­tory could have been far more em­phatic.

Chamoions League re­sults: Arse­nal 2-0 Basel, Celtic 3-3 Man City, Atl Madrid 1-0 Bay­ern Munich, Ludo Razgd 1-3 Paris St Ger­man, Be­sik­tas1-1 Dy­namo Kiev, Napoli4-2 Ben­fica, FC Ros­tov 2- 2 PSV Eind­hoven.- BBC Sports

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