Arsenal beat Irish side Dundalk 3-0 in their second Europa league fixture to warm up for Sunday’s EPL duel against Manchester United.
Eddie Nketiah pounced from close range to give the Gunners the lead and Joe Willock blasted a shot into the roof of the net 125 seconds later.
Nicolas Pepe’s brilliant effort from the edge of the box seconds after the restart killed the game off.
“We gave a chance to a lot of players who haven’t played many minutes this season and it is something really positive because they showed they are well-prepared, they are at it, and they are ready when we need them,” Mikel Arteta said.
Arsenal take on United at Old Trafford on Sunday.
In the other selected Europa league results Tottenham lost 1-0 in the hands of Royal Antwerp as boss Jose Mourinho lashed out at what he called fringe players .
Leicester beat AEK Athens 2-1 and Roma silenced Sparta Prague 3-0.