Well, one thing I can say about this game was that it was a classic pre-season friendly and that not too much can be taken from the game.
There were a few talking points to be sure but nothing extraordinary, we lost Lacazette early on and hopefully, that is nothing serious, Willock looks very useful, Nketiah was his usual exciting busy self and none of the under-fire players, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan etc did anything exceptional but neither did they do anything really wrong.
Nelson had a decent game but I just get the feeling that there is always something missing from his game, I am not sure he will have a breakthrough season.
Martinelli does look like he could be something special but far too early to know that.
Despite coming on for the last 20 minutes did not really get to see anything from Ceballos but that is no biggie, it was his very first piece of action for us. It was a shame his goal did not count, that would have been a great debut for him.
The defence did ok, cannot really have a go at them despite the conceded goals, could they have done better? probably, but I was not expecting anything much more than what we got from them.
Truth is, that no matter how well the defence does I will always be nervous until things are completely turned around.
Overall it was a friendly that was played like a friendly and I cannot be too critical despite the loss but at the same time, I cannot say that I saw anything that inspired me either.
In the end, it was a typical friendly game.