Arsenal thrashed Lyon 6-0 to mark our return to the Emirates Stadium following the summer break, in a result which could help see us lift the Emirates Cup for the first time in five years.
Olivier Giroud, Alex Iwobi, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil, and Santi Cazorla all found the net as Ligue 1 runners Lyon were put to the sword.
The performances mirrored what we’ve seen throughout this pre-season, with the squad looking fresh and sharp without the burden of a major international tournament.
With all the talk about us needing a striker, it was also nice to see goals being scored from all areas of the pitch, which bodes well for the future.
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Arsene Wenger had a number of first-team players on the bench, but the spine of our team remained intact- with the exception of Petr Cech.
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As the players dazzled on a warm summer evening at the home of football, check out their post-match reactions below.
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) July 25, 2015
— Aaron Ramsey (@aaronramsey) July 25, 2015
— Alexander Iwobi (@alexiwobi) July 25, 2015
— Chuba Akpom (@cakpom) July 25, 2015