Arsenal received 6/6. After beating Ipswich, Nuremberg, Everton, Orlando City and Chelsea, Arsenal completed their summer preparations for 2022 with a resounding success against Sevilla FC (6-0), as part of the Emirates Cup. Bukayo Saka first opened the scoreboard converting a penalty that he himself had scored in an avoidable foul by Karim Rekik (10th). Gabriel Jesús, in surface fox, gave him the break (13th) before scoring a new goal by pouncing on Gabriel Martinelli’s return cross (15th). Saka also went there with his double, capitalizing on a serious recovery error by Bono (19th) to make it 4-0 after just 19 minutes at the Emirates Stadium.
William Saliba’s partners, starting alongside Gabriel on the hinge with Ben White on his right at full-back, produced a solid first-time performance in front of their home crowd. After the break, the former Manchester City striker bagged a hat-trick by showing himself to be more lively than the Andalusian defense in the area (77th). A success that allows him to complete his preparation with 7 goals on the clock and the Jose Antonio Reyes Player of the Match trophy. Eddie Nketiah, served on a plate by Martinelli, completed the Gunners’ journey during a smooth counter-attack (88th). The scoreline could have been heavier if Xhaka (68th), White (83rd) and Pépé (87th) had shown a little more precision. Mikel Arteta can rejoice: Arsenal are set to kick off the new Premier League season at Crystal Palace next Friday.