A quick burst by Ainsley Maitland-Niles, a neat flick of the heel by Mesut Ozil and Alex Lacazette did the rest, curling home with his left foot to give Arsenal the lead against Al-Nasr.
The Frenchman enjoyed his chance to impress the local Arsenal contingent and says the five-days in Dubai have worked out well for all involved.
The travelling squad now return to England to meet up with those who’ve been on international duty before tackling eight games in the space of 29 days.
“It’s been a good battle all season so we just want to win every single game and finish third or fourth. It will be good for us and our fans.”
The striker was also supportive of the decision to jump on a plane for a warm weather training camp. “It was a good idea by the club to bring the players available here to Dubai,” he reflected.
“It’s been good weather, it was a good pitch, great facilities. Everyone enjoyed it and we worked well for one week.
“Now we have to come back to London and stay focused on the Premier League and Europa League.”