Arsenal beats MLS All Stars in preseason
In preparation for the upcoming Community Shield match against Manchester City, Arsenal displayed their prowess with an impressive preseason victory against the MLS All-Stars.
Dominant Performance by Arsenal
Arsenal, the Premier League's second-place finisher last season, dominated the game with a 5-0 win. The goals came from Gabriel Jesus, Leandro Trossard, Jorginho (from a penalty), Gabriel Martinelli, and newly acquired talent Kai Havertz, who joined Arsenal from Chelsea. Jurrien Timber made his debut for Arsenal, just like the team's record signing, Declan Rice, after his high-profile transfer from local rival West Ham United. Both Rice and Timber were substituted in the 65th minute, marking their first appearances in an Arsenal shirt.
Looking ahead, Arsenal's next challenge will be the Emirates Cup match against AS Monaco, scheduled to take place on Wednesday, August 2nd, at their home stadium. Following this, on Sunday, August 6th, they will face Manchester City in the Community Shield, a clash between the reigning Premier League champions, FA Cup winners, and Champions League victors. A week later, Arsenal will commence their Premier League campaign with a home fixture against Nottingham Forest.
Last season, Arsenal demonstrated their strength by holding the top position in the league from matchweek 3 until matchweek 33. However, they ultimately finished five points behind champions Manchester City. Pep Guardiola's side secured their fifth Premier League title in six seasons, solidifying their dominance in English football.
With the preseason match against the MLS All-Stars serving as a confidence boost, Arsenal aims to build on their positive performance as they prepare for the challenges that lie ahead. Manager Mikel Arteta will be keen to lead his team to success in both domestic and international competitions, aiming to secure silverware and improve upon their previous season's achievements. The first opportunity on serious silverware will be on the 6th of August, when they face Manchester City at Wembley for the Community Shield. Tickets for the Community Shield are available via our booking system.