We clinched our first ‘trophy’ of the season this past Saturday, with our 3-1 win over Everton seeing us lift the Barclays Asia trophy.
It’s hard to call these pre-season tournaments an actual trophy, but it will still be a nice confidence boost for the players as we head into what is sure to be a hugely competitive 2015/16 season.
We were still faced with Premier League competition, and we brushed them aside with relative ease – despite a somewhat depleted squad.
It’s always nice to see your team lifting a trophy, no matter how insignificant of a cup it is.
Check out Mikel Arteta and the boys lifting celebrating the win below:
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We’ve made a habit of winning trophies recently, with two FA Cups and a Community Shield in the last two seasons. Picking up the Emirates Cup and the Community Sheild (again) in pre-season would continue that trend, and would put us in confident mood for the season ahead.
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We are sure to come up against far stiffer competition once the campaign begins, but there are plenty of positives we can take from our win over Everton.