Fast Vienna 1-2 Arsenal: David Luiz and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rating in Gunners win

Fast Vienna 1-2 Arsenal: David Luiz and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rating in Gunners win

Arsenal celebrate scoring against Rapid Vienna
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, proper, scored 13 minutes after approaching as an alternative

Substitute Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the winner as Arsenal got here from behind to win at Fast Vienna of their Europa League Group B opener.

The hosts had taken the lead early within the second half once they capitalised on an error by Bernd Leno – who was poor all through – with the goalkeeper’s tried cross intercepted by Taxiarchis Fountas, who then fired residence from a good angle.

One other error by Leno nearly gifted the Austrians a second when he hit a clearance straight at Fountas however he was in a position to get well and parry the striker’s effort.

Arsenal, who gave a full debut to £45m summer time signing Thomas Partey, lacked high quality within the closing third as they struggled to open up the hosts however discovered their chew when Aubameyang got here off the bench.

David Luiz put Arsenal degree when he headed in Nicolas Pepe’s free-kick and Aubameyang secured the win when he tapped in from Mohamed Elneny’s wonderful help.

Leno nonetheless regarded nervous coping with passes again to him and one other poor clearance hit Luiz and deflected to Fountas, however this time Fast Vienna’s high scorer couldn’t capitalise.

However that was the one scare within the closing phases as Arsenal kicked off their European marketing campaign with an away win.

Arsenal’s Partey excellent in Vienna

Thomas Partey
Partey, proper, was given his first begin since becoming a member of Arsenal on deadline day

For a very long time on this sport, the efficiency of Partey was the one spotlight.

The deadline day signing had made a cameo look within the 1-0 defeat at Manchester Metropolis final Saturday however this was the previous Atletico Madrid midfielder’s first probability to essentially present what he can do, and his efficiency was excellent.

The Ghana worldwide oozed class and made all the pieces he did look easy, breaking apart play with well-timed tackles, getting the ball ahead with calm and correct passes and being alert to any hazard posed by the hosts.

Partey made a very essential intervention within the first half when he prodded the ball from underneath the toes of Fountas because the Fast Vienna ahead was about to shoot.

“He’s a key ingredient of what Arsenal have been lacking for years,” former England and Chelsea winger Karen Carney mentioned on BT Sport.

“He has a knack of breaking apart play and protecting the momentum going. He’s pure class. He’s versatile and tactically astute, provides extra steadiness and is technically excellent.

“He’s sensible and Arsenal followers will likely be overjoyed to see him on this crew.”

With out his contribution in an in any other case lacklustre first half from Arsenal it might have gotten quite a bit worse for the Gunners earlier than they lastly obtained going.

What subsequent?

Arsenal return to Premier League motion on Sunday, 25 October (19:15 BST) once they host Leicester Metropolis.

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Fast Vienna

  1. Squad quantity1Participant titleStrebinger

  2. Squad quantity36Participant titleArase

  3. Squad quantity22Participant titleStojkovic

  4. Squad quantity20Participant titleHofmann

  5. Squad quantity4Participant titleBarac

  6. Squad quantity31Participant titleUllmann

  7. Squad quantity39Participant titleLjubicic

  8. Squad quantity14Participant titleGrahovac

  9. Squad quantity8Participant titleRitzmaier

  10. Squad quantity29Participant titleKara

  11. Squad quantity9Participant titleFountas

  1. Squad quantity13Participant titleSchick

  2. Squad quantity28Participant titleKnasmüllner

  3. Squad quantity32Participant titleKitagawa


Fast Vienna

  • 1Strebinger
  • 36AraseBooked at 60minsSubstituted forSchickat 79′minutes
  • 22Stojkovic
  • 20Hofmann
  • 4Barac
  • 31Ullmann
  • 39Ljubicic
  • 14GrahovacBooked at 15mins
  • 8RitzmaierBooked at 69minsSubstituted forKnasmüllnerat 88′minutes
  • 29KaraBooked at 63minsSubstituted forKitagawaat 76′minutes
  • 9Fountas


  • 6Sonnleitner
  • 13Schick
  • 16Petrovic
  • 19Alar
  • 21Unger
  • 25Gartler
  • 28Knasmüllner
  • 30Greiml
  • 32Kitagawa
  • 37Sulzbacher
  • 40Ibrahimoglu
  • 43Savic


  • 1LenoBooked at 90mins
  • 17Cédric SoaresSubstituted forBellerínat 61′minutes
  • 23David Luiz
  • 6dos Santos Magalhães
  • 31Kolasinac
  • 25Elneny
  • 18ParteyBooked at 34mins
  • 7SakaSubstituted forTierneyat 84′minutes
  • 19PépéSubstituted forNelsonat 90+4′minutes
  • 9LacazetteBooked at 27minsSubstituted forWillockat 84′minutes
  • 30NketiahBooked at 37minsSubstituted forAubameyangat 61′minutes


  • 2Bellerín
  • 3Tierney
  • 13Rúnarsson
  • 14Aubameyang
  • 15Maitland-Niles
  • 20Mustafi
  • 24Nelson
  • 28Willock
  • 33Macey
  • 34Xhaka

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