Gabriel Jesus continued his spectacular pre-season kind with one other aim as Arsenal thrashed Chelsea Four-Zero in a pleasant in Florida on Saturday.
Jesus, who solely joined Arsenal from Manchester Metropolis earlier this month, took his aim tally to 4 objectives in three video games for his new membership in a medical win for the Gunners in entrance of 63,811 followers at Orlando’s Tenting World Stadium.
It was one other encouraging efficiency for Mikel Arteta’s facet, who took management of the sport with two first half objectives after dominating the opening 45 minutes.
Chelsea supervisor Thomas Tuchel couldn’t disguise his anger throughout a lacklustre first half show from his group, who had been repeatedly uncovered by Arsenal’s nimble counter-attacking.
Chelsea had one promising assault after 5 minutes when new signing Raheem Sterling performed Timo Werner into house, however French defender William Saliba snuffed out the hazard with a strong overlaying sort out.
Arsenal ought to have opened the scoring moments later, when Gabriel Martinelli burst clear on the counter.
The Brazilian handed to Bukayo Saka however the English worldwide’s shot was saved by Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
The Arsenal stress lastly informed within the 15th minute with a aim that got here after Chelsea’s Nathaniel Chalobah surrendered possession with a misplaced cross that went straight to Granit Xhaka.
The Swiss worldwide performed an excellent first time ball into Jesus who coolly chipped over the advancing Mendy to make it 1-Zero. Martin Odegaard made it 2-Zero to the Gunners within the 36th minute with one other well-worked transfer.
Martinelli’s cross discovered the Norwegian playmaker in house contained in the Chelsea space, and the attacking midfielder turned easily and tucked a low end previous Mendy.
Chelsea’s greatest likelihood of a lacklustre half got here in stoppage time when Mason Mount curled a shot from the sting of the realm which beat Aaron Ramsdale however crashed again off a submit.
Arsenal prolonged their lead halfway by way of the second half when Saka buried a rebound from shut vary after Mendy parried Xhaka’s long-range strike.
Arsenal continued to create possibilities however needed to wait till harm time for his or her fourth aim when Albert Sambi Lokonga headed previous Mendy after an excellent cross from the best by Portuguese worldwide Cedric.