Arsenal stormed home in comfortable fashion to advance to the fourth round of the League Cup thanks to a 6-1 thrashing of Coventry at the Emirates Stadium.
It was the second straight home game where we put six past the opposition, and it was Olivier Giroud who got both the team and his Arsenal account off and running with a clipped finish past the keeper.
The goal was set up by some quick thinking by Francis Coquelin, who nicked the ball Giroud’s way with a sliding effort. Giroud would have a second chance from the penalty spot after Andrey Arshavin was bundled over in the box, but his effort was well saved.
Arsenal was 2-0 up soon after after a spanking effort from 25 yards by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, before Nico Yennaris won possession high up the pitch to service Giroud, who dinked a pass into Arshavin’s path in the box. The little Russian scored his first Arsenal goal in a year with a lovely volleyed finish.
Theo Walcott made it 4-0 with a 5-2 Spurs-esque finish when put through on the right. Coventry responded to make it 4-1 thanks to a great cross on the right wing put away by substitute Callum Ball, before Ignasi Miquel responded almost immediately for the hosts with a thumping header to reclaim the four-goal cushion.
Walcott rounded off the evening with a great finish from the left hand side, Henry’ing the ball around the keeper. Continue reading