Emirates Cup: Arsenal thump Lyon 6-0
Four goals in nine first-half minutes saw Arsenal canter to victory in their opening Emirates Cup match against Lyon
London: Four goals in nine first-half minutes saw Arsenal canter to victory in their opening Emirates Cup match against Lyon.
Arsenal's French striker Olivier Giroud reacts to scoring the opening goal of the pre-season friendly football match between Arsenal and Lyon at The Emirates Stadium in north London. Pic/AFP
After an even start, the hosts turned the screw on their Ligue 1 opponents with Olivier Giroud, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alex Iwobi and Aaron Ramsey all hitting the net in an outstanding spell of attacking football, before Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla added goals in the second half to wrap up a resounding 6-0 win.
Goalkeeper Petr Cech was only named on the bench by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger but he still named a strong side, with Iwobi the only untried member of the starting XI, although the nephew of Jay-Jay Okocha looked right at home.