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The first half saw James fairly uninfluential in a right full-back role, with Chalobah’s defensive uncertainties not allowing James to push forward and attack. The change to a back three in the second period no doubt helped as the wing-back was given more freedom to attack.
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Arsenal were ahead on the 15 minute mark following a misplaced pass from Trevoh Chalobah. Gabriel Jesus was found in acres of space before chipping over Edouard Mendy to put the Gunners infront.
10 minutes before half-time, Arsenal found themselves two ahead as Gabriel Martinelli found Martin Odegaard, who finished with a low left-footed strike.
Just after the hour mark, Arsenal made it three despite Mendy’s best efforts. A double save from Martinelli and Xhaka saw the goalkeeper do his best to keep the scoreline at 2-0 but a rebound saw Bukayo Saka convert as the scoreline became embarrassing.
Arsenal produced a scintillating display in their 4-0 win against London rivals Chelsea in Orlando.
Gabriel Jesus, Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka and Albert Sambi Lokonga all scored for Mikel Arteta’s side in the one-sided Florida Cup final, with Aaron Ramsdale not making a save.
Oleksandr Zinchenko enjoyed a really strong debut and Jesus scored his fourth goal in as many pre-season games.