Arsenal 5 – Shakhtar Donetsk 1 (Champions League, October 19, 2010) Poor goalkeeping from Shakhtar keeper Pyatov gifted Arsenal the opener as the goalie flapped at a corner which fell at Alex Song’s feet and the white-haired midfielder couldn’t miss with a fancy flick from point-blank range. The Gunners went 2-up on the stroke of halftime as yet another pass-pass-pass attack ended with Song cross for Samir Nasri who thumped home a second. (First half highlights) It was game, set and match on the hour when Cesc Fabregas scored a sweet penalty on his first game back since recovering from injury. The floodgates were well and truly open in the 65th minute when young Jack Wilshere played a one-two with Rosicky into the box and the starlet finished with aplomb. The Ukrainians were left praying for the final whistle when yet another Arsenal attack ended with Nasri dinking a ball to Marouane Chamakh who prodded home number five. The match did have a happy finish for both sides though as Eduardo Da Silva marked his return to the Emirates with a goal that had the whole crowd up on their feet.
Post match interview: Arsene Wenger.