Arsenal Trash London Rivals Chelsea 4-0 To Lift The 2022 Florida Cup.

Arsenal cruised past their London rivals Chelsea 4-0 in a one-sided Florida Cup final in Orlando on Saturday night. 

The Gunners netted four times in front of a record crowd at the Camping World Stadium to continue their 100 per cent magical record in pre-season.

The attendance to watch Arsenal against Chelsea at the Camping World Stadium in the Florida Cup tonight is 63,811 - a record attendance at the stadium.

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Mikel Arteta’s side got off the game to a flying start, as four different players found the back of the net for Arsenal, while it was another in a series of disappointing preseason displays for the Blues, who clearly have a lot of work to do.

The Gunners were all over Chelsea from the opening whistle with aggressive and direct play.

New signing Gabriel Jesus continued his superb beginning to life in an Arsenal shirt, producing a brilliant lob to notch his fourth goal in as many games for his new club. 

The former Man City striker opened scoring the 15th minute, then Martin Odegaard fired home in the 36th minute for 2-0, before Mason Mount hit the woodwork just before the interval.

Despite Chelsea appearing better equipped after a half-time formation change back to its customary 3-4-3, they could not still find a goal as the scoring troubles towards the end of last season seems to continue for the Blues.

Meanwhile, Arsenal notched twice again in the second half.

Bukayo Saka netting from close range rebound in the 68th minute after an Edouard Mendy double saves, and an unmarked Albert Sambi Lokonga popping up with a header from Cedric Soares’ perfect long cross late into stoppage time.

At least £34m Kalidou Koulibaly got his first minutes, and Oleksandr Zinchenko also made his first appearance for the Gunners.

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It's now a perfect five wins in five for Arsenal during what has been an impressive preseason run. The other victories have included wins over Ipswich Town, Nurnberg, Everton and Orlando City. 

The match is the last of Gunners and Blues' USA pre-season tours, as they prepare to take on Sevilla on Saturday, July 30, fir the Emirates Cup final at Emirates Stadium in London to close out the summer tuneup schedule.

Arsenal begins their 2022-23 Premier League campaign away to another London club Crystal Palace on Friday August 5.

While Thomas Tuchel's side have narrowly beaten Mexican side Club America, and lost a penalty shoot-out against MLS expansion side Charlotte FC so far after a disappointing 1-1 draw.

Their final preseason match is at Italian side Udinese next Friday, before kicking-off their Premier League campaign away to Everton on Saturday August 6.


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