Arsenal have beating newly-promoted side Brentford in the behind closed doors friendly match at London Colney this morning.
The Gunners are host the match in order to gain fitness for those players who are not call-off for the international duty, with including some academy players.
According to reports Gabriel Martinelli started in a heavily-rotated forward alongside Nicolas Pepe on the other flank while Charlie Patino in the No.10 role behind centre-forward Alexandre Lacazette.
The reports explain in details that, Cedric Soares scored two lovely goal while Gabriel Martinelli and Alexandre Lacazette also on score-sheet as Mikel Arteta’s men thrashed Brentford 4-0.
Ben White, who contracted with Covid-19 and missed Arsenal’s last two league games, returned to action and starting alongside Gabriel Magalheas at the hearts of Arsenal defence.
Calum Chambers also feature while academy starlet Omari Hutchinson also among Arsenal players that involved in today’s behind closed doors friendly match against Brentford.
Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale pick between the sticks while Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who want Arsenal exit on deadline day, also take major part as Mikel Arteta working on his squad fitness before host Norwich City at Emirates on September 11.
Here is the full details concerning the today’s behind closed doors friendly match at London Colney.
Ben White and Gabriel started in a three-man central defence, and both came through unscathed after recent illness and injury problems respectively. The latter also got his name on the scoresheet, lashing home when a clearance fell to him just inside the area, to break the deadlock early in the second half.
But it was Cedric who stole the show late on, scoring a well-taken brace to add some gloss to a valuable work-out for Mikel Arteta’s side.
Playing at left wing-back, he lobbed the keeper after breaking the offside trap with 15 minutes left, then rose well to head in Nicolas Pepe’s searching cross in the last minute.
Alexandre Lacazette had earlier scored our second, curling home a fine free-kick after Ainsley Maitland-Niles was felled just outside the box.
Nearly all of the players who are not away on international duty were involved, with Aaron Ramsdale enjoying a relatively quiet afternoon in goal.
Pablo Mari started with White and Gabriel either side of him in the middle of the defence, with Calum Chambers playing the full 90 minutes at right wing-back.
Mohamed Elneny partnered Ainsley Maitland-Niles in the midfield, though the Egyptian was withdrawn in the first half, to be replaced by youngster Charlie Patino.
The front line was made up of Gabriel Martinelli, Nicolas Pepe and Lacazette.
Arsenal: Ramsdale, Chambers, White (Hutchinson 76), Mari, Gabriel (Holding 69), Cedric: Maitland-Niles, Elneny (Patino 33); Martinelli, Lacazette, Pepe.
Goals: Gabriel 46, Lacazette 60, Cedric 76, 89.