HIGHLIGHTS | Arsenal vs Sevilla (6-0) | Gabriel Jesus scores a hat-trick on Emirates Stadium debut!

We ended our pre-season campaign in fine style by thrashing Sevilla 6-0 to claim the Emirates Cup, with Gabriel Jesus making a split second impression on his new constituents by grabbing a hat-trick.

A capability crowd were treated to four goals in the opening 20 minutes, courtesy of braces from Bukayo Saka and Jesus, with the Brazilian striker concluding his treble on 77 minutes before Eddie Nketiah got in on the act in the final minute.

The performance, clinical ending and neat sheet guaranteed it was a splendid afternoon’s work for Mikel Arteta’s males, who look well-prepared for the Premier League starting in six days’ time.

The atmosphere was buoyant at Emirates Stadium before kick-off, which only magnified during the opening 20 minutes as we ran riot and discovered the net four times to stun our adversaries.

The scoring started in the tenth minute when Martin Odegaard clamped a ball over the top for Saka to pursue, who was inexplicably pushed over by Karim Rekik, leaving referee Andy Madley no selection but to award a punishment, which Saka stroked home.

The lead was promptly doubled two minutes later when Ben White’s crossfield pass picked out Jesus on the left touchline, who then discovered Granit Xhaka. After edging his way into the box, his low cross was parried by Bono into the path of the onrushing Jesus, who had the easy task of tucking the chance away.

And after giving the bulk of proponents their first peek of his well-known land line jubilation in Arsenal colours, he was at it again two minutes later. Again the threat came down the left but this time through Gabriel Martinelli, and with the Sevilla defence drowsing, a teasing cross permitted Jesus to race in behind and dispatch the delivery into the net.

Sevilla had fully lost their heads, and that was typified by our 4th goal. A routine pass back to Bono saw the goalkeeper fluff a weak clearance straight to Saka, whose first-time effort trickled through the shot-stopper’s legs to cap off a terrific start.

Merriment was spreading around the stadium, and none more so than on the pitch, with Arteta’s team generating an abundance of slick passing and looking threatening each time they entered the final 3rd.

During a couple of uncommon forays forward for the guests in the very first one-half, Youssef En-Nesyri displayed a shot just wide before heading straight at Aaron Ramsdale – a feat Thomas Partey repeated following a corner, before a phenomenal one-half finished with Bono clawing back some salvation by making a dual save to contradict both Jesus and Odegaard, and then repudiating Martinelli 1 on 1.

It was a much tighter affair immediately following the break, with Rekik heading a corner just wide 10 minutes after the restart, but we were working through the gears again and after Jesus dragged an effort from 25 yards wide, Oleksandr Zinchenko picked out Odegaard in the box but he blasted over.

Halfway through the last half there was nearly a greatly pleasing goal to cheer when Partey chipped a ball over the backline for Xhaka, and his side-footed volley barely missed the top corner, but on 77 minutes the long wait for another goal finished.

A Martinelli corner caused mayhem as Gabriel compelled Bono into a close-range save, but Jesus was on hand to drive home the rebound, complete his treble and register his 7th goal in just five pre-season trips.

White nearly put the cap on the outcome when a brainy free-kick routine saw him make an effort to lob Bono but it drifted wide, but in the final minute a 6th was added when Xhaka showed good mastery to play in Martinelli, and after carrying the ball 40 yards the Brazilian unselfishly squared to Nketiah to finish the rout.

The final whistle was greeted with rapturous ovation by those in attendance, who remained to witness Odegaard get his hands on the Emirates Cup trophy to mark our 6th exult in the contest’s history.

Enjoy match highlights, training and behind the scenes to get nearer to the loves of Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Gabriel Jesus, Vivianne Miedema, Nicolas Pepe, Leah Williamson, Bernd Leno, Nikita Parris, Mana Iwabuchi, Jordan Nobbs, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Kim Little, Gabriel Martinelli, Aaron Ramsdale, Beth Mead, Ben White, Thomas Partey and more.

8 Comments:

  1. i thot i saw ben white on the fans with his black shirt. 0:15

  2. he will not score more than 10 goals for the PL season

  3. I don’t think Haland is a perfect fit for Man City, but I think Jesus is the perfect fit at Arsenal.

  4. Martinelli is insane

  5. Ghozy Abdurahman

    Senyuman jesus punya makna tersendiri 🥺🤗

  6. Our preseason has been beautiful to watch, and I think palace are the perfect game for us to to open the season with. Correct me if I’m wrong but in our last 8 games I think we’ve won 1, lost 3, drew 4? Turning that on it’s head would be a wonderful start to showcase what this team is becoming. This season we need to have some statement wins. United/Chelsea/Man City/Liverpool/Spurs, I believe we can do it, this team is shaping up to becoming a total force.

  7. 0:16 Does anyone see Ben White in the crowd?

  8. Nathi Tshabalala

    Somehow, seems as though G.Jesus is freer in this team. 🤔

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