HT: VILLARREAL 2-0 ARSENAL
Arsenal endured a first half to forget at the Estadio de la Ceramica as Villarreal lead by two goals.
The Yellow Submarine opened the scoring after only five minutes when Samuel Chukwueze dribbled past Granit Xhaka and Dani Ceballos down the right flank and found Manu Trigueros, whose powerful shot went between Thomas Partey’s legs and behind Bernd Leno’s net.
A second goal followed on 29 minutes when Dani Parejo’s sublime corner kick down the left flank found Gerard Moreno who headed the ball backwards and found captain Raul Albiol, whose close-range finisher doubled his team’s lead.
Unai Emery’s men have been quite comfortable as the Gunners have been unable to create any danger for Geronimo Rulli