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Gabriel Jesus, Saka on fire as Arsenal demolish Chelsea

The Gunners thrashed Chelsea 4-0 in pre-season Florida Cup final game played on Saturday night in Orlando, United States.

• July 24, 2022
Gabriel Jesus
Gabriel Jesus

Arsenal new signing Gabriel Jesus continued his superb performance Saturday as the Gunners thrashed Chelsea 4-0 in pre-season Florida Cup final game played in Orlando, United States.

The Brazilian gave Arsenal the lead barely 15 minutes into the game, netting his fourth goal for the club since he joined from Manchester City during the summer transfer in June.

Martin Odegaard doubled Arsenal’s lead in the 36th minutes, putting the Gunners ahead into the first half break. Mason Mount came close but hit the woodwork.

Minutes into the second half, Bukayo Saka increased Arsenal’s goal margin, leaving Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea three goals behind.

Edouard Mendy made two brilliant saves, saving Chelsea from a more devastating defeat. But Sambi Lokonga added another one for Arsenal in the 90+2 minute.

With Saturday’s night win against London rival, Arsenal have maintained a 100 per cent win in all pre-season games, heading into the new season with much confidence.

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