Gabriel Martinelli marked his full debut for Arsenal by scoring twice as the Gunners thumped Nottingham Forest to progress to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.
After the crazy, end-to-end nature of Sunday’s win over Aston Villa, this was a much calmer affair for Unai Emery’s side and they ran out 5-0 winners against their Championship opponents.
Martinelli, signed in the summer from Brazilian side Ituano for £7million, caught the eye with an impressive display and opened the scoring with a goal in the 31st minute before getting his second in injury-time.
In between that the victory was wrapped up in the final 19 minutes when Rob Holding, playing his first match since injuring his knee last December, headed home from a corner and Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson got in on the act.
It capped off a pleasing night for Emery as youngsters like Martinelli shone, while Holding, Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin all impressed on their returns from injury.