Published: Fri, November 30, 2018
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

Vorskla Poltava v Arsenal: Hosts throw doubt on Arsenal game going ahead

Vorskla Poltava v Arsenal: Hosts throw doubt on Arsenal game going ahead

Unai Emery's heavily rotated squad had a three-goal cushion at the break thanks to first-half goals from Emile Smith Rowe and Joseph Willock goals either side of an Aaron Ramsey penalty.

The country's president Petro Poroshenko has imposed a period of martial law on several regions after Russian ships fired on two Ukrainian gunboats off the coast of Crimea, escalating tensions between the two nations.

The build-up to the game has been overshadowed by the confusion over where it might take place.

"The city really lost a holiday".

Arsenal have secured top spot in Group E of the Europa League with a game to spare courtesy of a routine 3-0 victory over Vorskla Poltava in Kiev this evening.

Topping the group ensures the Gunners will be seeded for the round-of-32 draw and will face a runner-up from another Europa League group or one of the four sides with the worst records who drop down from the Champions League.

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Arsenal got their noses in front through their teenage striker Emile Smith-Rowe after a handsome link up play between Aaron Ramsey and Nketiah and the ball fell kindly to the England U-19 star to make it 1-0.

"He's taken confidence and responsibility and steps with us", he said.

"He is taking confidence, he is taking responsibility and also I think today his performance in 90 minutes is very good", Emery said of Smith Rowe.

"They are working with us in all the sessions and also in pre-season".

It's easy to get carried away when a young player breaks in to the first team but Smith Rowe does look to be a real talent and a number of fans believe he's a "special" player who has a big future ahead of him.

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