Eddie Nketiah scored a second half hat-trick as Arsenal coasted to a 6-0 win against Charlton in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Emirates Stadium.
The fixture was arranged at short notice with a view to helping both clubs work on their match sharpness as both the Premier League and Championship get ready to return.
We’ve not seen any of the action, but the club reports that Alex Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang both got on the scoresheet in the opening 45 minutes.
After the break, it sounds like it was the Eddie, Eddie, Eddie show, as the England under-21 international scoring three poacher’s strikes.
Joe Willock rounded off the scoring finding the top corner from the edge of the box.
At one point in the second half, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, sitting in the stands at the time, filmed a clip of the game that gave us a glimpse of the lineup. In defence, Sokratis was at right-back, Kolasinac at left-back and Pablo Mari and Rob Holding in the middle. Dani Ceballos, Granit Xhaka and Joe Willock made up the midfield.
Given Auba started the game, we can safely assume there were a number of substitutions prior to the video. The Charlton report says manager Lee Bowyer fielded a different team in each half.
The Gunners are due to play a couple more friendlies in the coming week or so as they gear up for the trip to Manchester City on 17 June.