The win ensured the Gunners kept up their slim hopes of playing European football next season
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Goals from Emile Smith-Rowe, Nicolas Pepe and Willian were enough to confirm the Baggies’ relegation from the top flight, despite another great showing from Matheus Pereira.
Alexandre Lacazette struck twice, including a penalty, while Nicolas Pepe and Bukayo Saka also found the net in the quarter-final second leg to set up a last-four clash with Villarreal.
Mikel Arteta’s men fought back from an early Youri Tielemans goal to score through David Luiz, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe, ending a three-game losing streak at the King Power Stadium in the top flight.
The Ivory Coast winger kept his place in Arsenal’s side despite being criticised by manager Mikel Arteta following his red card in the goalless draw at Leeds on Sunday.
The result ensured that the Gunners topped their group after two games.
The Gunners scored two goals in four minutes to grab a 2-1 victory, as their misfiring attack finally found its rhythm.
Saka was included in Gareth Southgate’s squad this week for England’s forthcoming internationals against Wales, Belgium and Denmark
According to Italian media, the Naples outfit wants an immediate response from the Nigeria international to avoid a repeat of their failed move for Nicolas Pepe last summer and also have time to find an alternative in the event of Osimhen’s rejection.
The Blades looked to have forced extra time when David McGoldrick capitalised on an error at the back to level the contest after 87 minutes, cancelling out Nicolas Pepe’s first-half penalty
Calciomercato.com recently reported that Milan is looking at potential replacements for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and while Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic is the priority, Osimhen is also a player the club are watching.
Premier League side, Everton FC, have joined battle for the signature of Lille striker Victor Osimhen, with Carlo Ancelotti and Brendan Rodgers keen on the Ligue 1 goal-machine.
The Gunners trailed 2-1 when Emery brought Pepe off the bench at the Emirates stadium in the UEFA Europa League.
“If you watch him you can see he is a really good footballer and his feet are very quick. He is going to score goals and he is going to play well,” Kanu told Goal.
The Ivory Coast international becomes the club’s fourth signing of the transfer window and the deal smashes the club’s transfer record, which was previously set by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s £56 million ($68 million) move from Borussia Dortmund in 2018.
The 24-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League during this summer’s transfer window, while Napoli are also said to have shown a strong interest.