Walcott scores twice for Arsenal
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