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Oct 1, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at Emirates Stadium
Arsenal
4-1
GalatasarayGalatasaray
Welbeck (22', 30', 52'), Sanchez (41')
FT(HT: 3-0)
Yilmaz (63' pen.)

Half-Time Report: Danny Welbeck brace helps Arsenal establish 3-0 lead against Galatasaray

Goals from Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez give Arsenal an emphatic 3-0 half-time lead against Galatasaray in this evening's Champions League Group D clash.

Goals from Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez have given Arsenal an emphatic 3-0 half-time lead against Galatasaray in this evening's Champions League Group D clash.

Danny Welbeck of Arsenal celebrates with team-mates Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Alexis Sanchez after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League group D match between Arsenal FC and Galatasaray AS at Emirates Stadium on October 1, 2014© Getty Images

The Gunners showed intent from the get-go, Welbeck sprinting down the left flank early on, but with his teammates unable to keep up, the ex-Manchester United man did well to earn a corner.

Just a few minutes later, Alex Telles and Blerim Dzemaili were able to exchange passes on the left-hand side before the former lashed an effort towards goal which failed to trouble Wojciech Szczesny.

Both sides played attacking football and registered several efforts on goal, but the breakthrough duly arrived for the home side in the 22nd minute as Sanchez slid an inch-perfect pass for Welbeck, who was able to slot past Fernando Muslera.

Danny Welbeck of Arsenal scores his team's second goal past Fernando Muslera of Galatasaray AS during the UEFA Champions League group D match between Arsenal FC and Galatasaray AS at Emirates Stadium on October 1, 2014

The England international then doubled his and Arsenal's tally on the half-hour mark when he went clean through on goal before beating the Galatasaray goalkeeper with a calm finish.

The match then suffered a delay after fans threw flares onto the pitch, but Arsene Wenger's side weren't perturbed, adding to their goal tally in the 41st minute when Sanchez collected a pass from Mesut Ozil before cutting onto his right foot and drilling the ball into the bottom corner.

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Arsenal's Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring the opening goal from a freekick during the English League Cup third round football match against Southampton on September 23, 2014
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