Wahi grabs winner as Lens upset Arsenal

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Elye Wahi celebrates scoring for Lens against ArsenalElye Wahi has scored and assisted in a game for Lens for the first time since August 2022 against Brest.

Elye Wahi put in an excellent performance as Lens came from behind to shock Arsenal in the Champions League.

Wahi's first-time finish into the bottom left corner after a cross from Przemyslaw Frankowski saw the home side take the lead in the 69th minute.

The Gunners rode some early pressure from Lens before Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring after a 14th-minute through-ball from Bukayo Saka, who then went off injured.

Lens levelled with a superb finish from Adrien Thomasson, who curled into the far corner.

Saka went off after 33 minutes in another blow for Mikel Arteta's side on a difficult night in Europe's top-tier competition.

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Squad number30Player nameSamba

Squad number24Player nameGradit

Squad number4Player nameDanso

Squad number14Player nameMedina

Squad number29Player nameFrankowski

Squad number26Player nameMendy

Squad number6Player nameAbdul Samed

Squad number3Player nameMachado

Squad number7Player nameSotoca

Squad number28Player nameThomasson

Squad number9Player nameWahi

Squad number2Player nameAguilar

Squad number11Player nameFulgini

Squad number18Player nameDiouf

Squad number22Player nameSaïd


Squad number22Player nameRaya

Squad number18Player nameTomiyasu

Squad number2Player nameSaliba

Squad number6Player nameGabriel Magalhães

Squad number35Player nameZinchenko

Squad number8Player nameØdegaard

Squad number41Player nameRice

Squad number29Player nameHavertz

Squad number7Player nameSaka

Squad number9Player nameGabriel Jesus

Squad number19Player nameTrossard

Squad number4Player nameWhite

Squad number10Player nameSmith Rowe

Squad number14Player nameNketiah

Squad number21Player nameFábio Vieira

Squad number24Player nameNelson



Formation 3-4-2-1

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2Aguilar11Fulgini16Leca18Diouf20Maouassa22Saïd23El Aynaoui25Khusanov27Guilavogui40Pandor


Formation 4-3-3

22Raya18Tomiyasu2Saliba6Gabriel35ZinchenkoSubstituted forWhiteat 71'minutes8ØdegaardSubstituted forNketiahat 80'minutes41Rice29HavertzSubstituted forSmith Roweat 70'minutes7SakaSubstituted forFábio Vieiraat 34'minutes9Gabriel JesusBooked at 90mins19TrossardSubstituted forNelsonat 70'minutes


1Ramsdale4White5Partey10Smith Rowe14Nketiah15Kiwior17Cédric Soares20Jorginho21Fábio Vieira24Nelson25Elneny31Hein

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Match ends, Lens 2, Arsenal 1.

Second Half ends, Lens 2, Arsenal 1.

Attempt blocked. Gabriel Magalhães (Arsenal) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Reiss Nelson with a cross.

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Florian Sotoca.

Attempt blocked. Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Takehiro Tomiyasu with a headed pass.

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Przemyslaw Frankowski.

Takehiro Tomiyasu (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Florian Sotoca (Lens).

Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card.

Salis Abdul Samed (Lens) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Fábio Vieira (Arsenal).

Brice Samba (Lens) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Reiss Nelson (Arsenal) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Florian Sotoca (Lens) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Angelo Fulgini with a cross.

Foul by Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal).

Jonathan Gradit (Lens) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Diouf (Lens).

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