Arsenal’s first pre-season fixture ended in a 4-0 over Singapore Select XI as we went through to the Barclays Asia Trophy final where we’ll face Everton.
Chuba Akpom was the star of the show after bagging a hat-trick, while a number of first team regulars such as Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Francis Coquelin were also heavily involved.
Arsene Wenger, as expected in pre-season, also took the chance to analyse a couple of youngsters and it will be interesting to see how many of them make it into the boss’ Emirates Cup plans.
That tournament has indicated which young players Wenger felt were ready in the past and there’s likely to be a few fresh faces that make the cut.
We were made to wait for Petr Cech’s debut after the 33-year-old wasn’t included in the squad, but the goalkeeper was watching keenly and posted a message on his Twitter account after the game
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Here are the best reactions on social media from our players.
1st game of the season => 1st win => good start #ArsenalSingapore
— Petr Cech (@PetrCech) July 15, 2015
— Per Mertesacker (@mertesacker) July 15, 2015
— Chuba Akpom (@cakpom) July 15, 2015
— Damian Emi Martinez (@emimartinezz1) July 15, 2015
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