An own goal from Julien Escude, deflecting in Cesc Fabregas´ shot, set the Gunners on their way, with Robin van Persie doubling their lead after the break and substitute Eduardo adding a third in stoppage time.
The Spaniards - making their debut in the Champions League and managed by Tottenham target Juande Ramos - had looked lively enough lead by former Spurs striker Fredi Kanoute, but could not break down the resolute Arsenal defence.
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