Mesut Ozil scored his first-ever hat-trick as Arsenal cruised to a seventh successive victory in all competitions by blowing away Ludogorets.
Riding high on confidence after a fine run of form, we came into the game as heavy favourites – and wasted no time in showing why.
Alexis opened the scoring with a brilliantly-taken lob in the opening exchanges, but the Gunners did not have it all their own way in the first half.
They were indebted to David Ospina , who made three smart saves as his side came under pressure midway through the opening period, before Theo Walcott ’s stinging drive extended their advantage.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ’s industrious display was rewarded with a goal right at the start of the second half, before Mesut Ozil stroked home a fourth as Arsène Wenger’s side moved through the gears.
The World Cup winner, fresh from his brilliant volley against Swansea on Saturday, added his third in the space of two games with a well-executed finish near the end.
But Ozil was not done there, and with three minutes remaining he volleyed home Lucas’ pass to wrap up a fine night for both him and his team.