Vibrant and decisive, Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal team annihilated Vikings FK 8-0 in a pre-season friendly match in Norway.
Information Nigeria highlights Five Things We Learnt From the Game.
1- Arsenal Have A Strong Youth Core-
Arsene Wenger used the friendly atmosphere to show case some of Arsenal’s youth products.
Krystian Bielik, Chris Willock, Gedion Zelalem and Jeff Reine- Adelaide all contributed immensely to a fine result.
2- Walcott Is Not A Striker-
Albeit he scored, Walcott struggled in the main striker berth for Arsenal with chances upon chances for the England international gone begging.
No wonder the player publicly declared his ambition to play as a winger over the main striker role in the coming season.
3- Arsenal Need A Striker-
Similar to the last point, Arsene Wenger must utilize the resources at his disposal to comb for a striker in the transfer market, with Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud struggling with consistency.
4- Cazorla Can Replace Ozil-
Playing at the No 10 role, Cazorla’s assured performance propelled Arsenal to a much deserved victory, though he missed a penalty early on.
Mesut Ozil’s arrival has seen the Spaniard drafted from his preferred role, but he showed why he is still a candidate when needed.
5- Oxlade-Chamberlain Looks Ready-
Arsenal are currently chasing Leicester City’s winger Riyad Mahrez, but Chamberlain’s performance in pre-season could give the boss a rethink.
Injury forced the player off England’s squad for Euro 2016, however the Southampton academy graduated has used the time off as a blessing in disguise as he looked fresh and scored two well-crafted goals.