Video: Lucas Perez second goal v FC Basel

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Lucas Perez got his first ever Arsenal hat-trick last night, in the 4-1 win over FC Basel (report and goal clips here).

It was a fantastic piece of team play from the Gunners. Rob Holding picks up the ball at 13’36, from there Arsenal make 33 passes, and the only outfield player not to touch the ball is Gabriel.

The ball hits the net at 15’14, one minute and thirty-eight seconds later, without a single touch from a Basel player. Enjoy.

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Alberto Mendez
Alberto Mendez
3 years ago

Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t the Basel goalkeeper touch the ball before Lucas puts it into the net?

RuminatingGooner
RuminatingGooner
3 years ago
Reply to  arseblog

Ha ha ha…don’t spoil it. It is not that the ball was touched while it was on the way to the back of the net. ?

RamseyMidfieldNightmare
RamseyMidfieldNightmare
3 years ago
Reply to  Alberto Mendez

No, the ball touched him. Solved

RuminatingGooner
RuminatingGooner
3 years ago
Reply to  Alberto Mendez

Blog actually meant to say “a Basel outfield player”.
There you go. Add “outfield”.?

Alberto Mendez
Alberto Mendez
3 years ago

Fair enough, just being a pedant. In fairness, Ospina touches the ball as part of the move too, so Blogs can just move the “outfield” from the previous sentence.

Can I help it if I’ve just been watching this goal a lot?

alex
alex
3 years ago

Great move but Holding’s composure at the start may be underrated. We keep possession and build from the back rather than blazing away
We’ve had a few moves like this this season which is good to see, and I credit many of them to Mustafi’s ability on the ball which allows us to play out from the back better and more often. But Holding is almost as capable, which is great to see. Real all-round defensive talent

Pires' Left Foot
Pires' Left Foot
3 years ago

What vision from Ozil with the defense splitting pass…

shokim
shokim
3 years ago

Someone should’ve passed to Gabriel imo. What an oversight!

Cliff Bastin
Cliff Bastin
3 years ago
Reply to  shokim

Hahaha I can imagine Wenger shouting, “Wait! Wait! Gabriel hasn’t touched it!”

jojoafc
jojoafc
3 years ago

Selfish Bastards, could of given Gabriel a touch.

Gareth
Gareth
3 years ago
Reply to  jojoafc

*could have

José P
José P
3 years ago

Our pride

onenil
onenil
3 years ago

Guess Basel were singing… ‘Please can we have our ball back. Please!’
OK. Fair enough. There it is, in your net.

Coolmyms
Coolmyms
3 years ago

The Swiss TV commentators (SRF which I watched) were claiming Perez was offside. Now from the video for me it was a very tight call…