So here was the starting line-up…..
So lots of experience at the back and a sleuth of youngsters up front. And they did very well again, with Nketiah adding two more after scoring the winner against Munich the other day. Reiss Nelson pitched in with the third to give us another respectable per-season win.
They did even better when you consider the conditions as well. As Emi Martinez said: “It was quite hard at the beginning so we thought we needed to be on the ball, move it quickly and I think it was like 37 degrees with 90 per cent humidity,”
“We were not prepared for this. We knew it was going to be hot but in the warm-up we thought, ‘Wow, this is hot’. But the boys did really well, we kept the ball well.”
Our new second choice keeper did very well again, and looks set for many games this season. “The more games I play, the more confidence I get,” he told Arsenal.com.
“I managed to keep a clean sheet and me and Bernd played 45 minutes each, both keeping a clean sheet in the win. I’m delighted with that.
“I personally feel great. The team is looking sharp, we’re moving the ball really quickly, we’re nice and solid at the back, so bring on Real Madrid.”
They certainly looked solid, and so far we look on track for a good start to the season. It will be very interesting to see a slightly fitter first team take on the might of Real Madrid in our next game. Keep it up lads!
Enjoy the highlights beow….