Arsenal beat Austrian side LASK Linz 6-0 at London Colney as Unai Emery stepped up his players’ preparations for next week’s Europa League final in Baku.
We have very few details about the game – we don’t even know who played or scored – although a few of the visitors have shared snippets of their experience with the media back home. “The pitches are like golf greens,” remarked coach Oliver Glasner.
Unai Emery apparently greeted all 38 of the travelling contingent with a handshake and only one of the LASK players played more than 45 minutes as their league season isn’t actually over. They actually have a big play-off clash with Austria Vienna at the weekend so jumping on a plane to England was a pretty big decision on their part.
LASK supposedly have a reputation for a high-pressing game but we suspect they were asked to take it relatively easy on this occasion. The last thing either side will have wanted is an injury.
If we learn any more details we’ll update the story accordingly.