Arsenal 2-0 Everton: Bukayo Saka doubles lead for the gunners after Gabriel Jesus had opened the scoring for Mikel Arteta’s men against Premier League rivals in Baltimore
- Arsenal beat Everton 2-0 in their pre-season friendly at the M&T Bank Stadium
- Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring in the 33rd minute of the game in Baltimore
- He then assisted Bukayo Saka just three minutes later to extend Arsenal’s lead
It was another night to forget for Frank Lampard as Arsenal coasted to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Everton in their pre-season friendly at the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring for the Gunners in the 33rd minute of the game and went on to provide an assist for Bukayo Saka – who scored Arsenal’s second just three minutes later.
Arsenal’s opening goal came from a corner when Pickford came rushing off his line to punch the ball away and failed to make contact. As a result, the ball fell to Jesus who leaped on the opportunity and fired it into the back of the net.
The Gunners extended their lead in the 36th minute when Saka got on the end of Jesus’ ball into the box after Martinelli failed to get hold of it. It ended up being a simple finish for the England international but once that proved to be costly to Everton.
Arsenal coasted to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Everton in their pre-season friendly
Jesus was the star of the show for the North London side. He stood up to the physical battle with Yerry Mina and provided creativity across the pitch for Arsenal.
Saka also caused Everton’s left back constant problems with his his direct runs and kick feet down the right-hand-side of the pitch. Had he been given the service, he could have found himself on the scoresheet more than once.
Meanwhile, Everton experienced a game of two halves. They looked lost in the first half and struggled to maintain possession against the North London side. It was only after Lampard decided to swap his entire XI at half-time that they made any real headway in the game.
Anthony Gordon and Alex Iwobi were among those to come on, while Everton’s new signing James Tarkowski also made an appearance. Arsenal also made six changes – including Rob Holding and Eddie Nketiah.
Tarkowski was the linchpin to Everton’s defence. He made several crucial blocks to stop the Gunners form extending their lead. While, teenage full-back Stanley Mills – who is the son of ex-England star Danny – stepped up to the plate nicely.
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