Mesut Ozil scored a hat-trick after stunning goals from Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott as Arsenal dismantled Ludogorets Razgrad in a ruthless Champions League display.
Sanchez got the first with a masterful chip from just inside the box.
Walcott powered a curling shot home after Ludogorets’ Wanderson hit a post.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain smashed a loose ball into the corner for the third, before Ozil scored three times in a game for the first time in his career.
The Gunners have won seven games in a row in all competitions – scoring 23 goals – and are undefeated in 11 matches.
Their last defeat was at home to Liverpool on the opening day of the Premier League season.
Victory over Bulgarian champions Ludogorets means Arsenal top Group A ahead of Paris St-Germain, who beat Basel 3-0, on goal difference.
As Sanchez’s drifting lob settled in the Ludogorets net, gleeful manager Arsene Wenger leapt from the bench in celebration.
The Frenchman’s side were so dominant and so full of confidence they perhaps should even have won by a greater margin.
Oxlade-Chamberlain might have provided a better finish to Sanchez’s beautifully disguised chipped through pass – a second moment of genius on a night the Chilean’s hard running and quick mind came to the fore.
But the player who most obviously embodies Arsenal’s new dynamic mood is Walcott. He impressively put two earlier missed chances out of mind when doubling the lead with a powerful strike that signalled the away side’s slide towards heavy defeat.
It was the 27-year-old’s seventh goal in his past six Arsenal games, having scored the same amount in his previous 42.
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