Arsenal’s first pre-season game ended with a 5-1 win over Ipswich Town at London Colney this afternoon.
Mikel Arteta’s first half team was packed with experience, with the likes of Bernd Leno, Hector Bellerin, Ben White, Thomas Partey and Nicolas Pepe all starting.
Eddie Nketiah grabbed a hat-trick to mark his first outing in the number 14 shirt, while Albert Sambi Lokonga also got on the scoresheet.
It was all change at the break though, with a second half line-up made up from Academy and youth prospects, and Flo Balogun scored the Gunners only goal of the second period.
Arsenal’s next encounter is in Germany next weekend when we face FC Nuremberg.