Alexandre Lacazette, Nicolas Pepe, Folarin Balogun and Calum Chambers score as Arsenal beat Millwall
Alexandre Lacazette, Nicolas Pepe, Folarin Balogun and Calum Chambers all on the scoresheet as Arsenal beat Millwall 4-1 in a behind-closed-door friendly… as new kid Albert Sambi Lokonga makes the first Gunners outing
- Arsenal knocked Championship Millwall in a friendly on their training ground
- Calum Chambers put them up front after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit the crossbar
- Substitute Alexandre Lacazette headed in the second on a cross from Chambers
- Nicolas Pepe and Folarin Balogun completed the scoring for Mikel Arteta’s side
Alexandre Lacazette, Nicolas Pepe, Folarin Balogun and Calum Chambers were all on target as Arsenal walked to a 4-1 win over Millwall in a friendly match, while new signing Albert Sambi Lokonga got his first taste of action in a Gunners shirt.
Chambers gave Arsenal the lead in the first half by tapping in an open goal after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit the crossbar with an overhead kick.
Coach Mikel Arteta brought in Lokonga, who came to Arsenal from Anderlecht for £15 million earlier this month, while also introducing Lacazette, Nuno Tavares and Karl Hein.
Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang played a big part in the victory without scoring
Aubameyang provided Calum Chambers’ opener when he hit the bar with this overhead kick
Lacazette made a quick impression when he doubled Arsenal’s lead by heading home a cross from Chambers.
Arsenal’s front three then delivered a stylish third goal as Aubameyang defeated a defender on the left and crossed over to Lacazette, who made a dummy and let Pepe score instead.
Emile Smith Rowe started days after signing a long-term contract with the club and narrowly managed to find the net in the second half.
Nicolas Pepe scored Arsenal’s third goal in the closed-door match in London Colney
Twenty-year-old striker Balogun scored the fourth goal late after coming off the bench and fired on a pass from Willian to evade the keeper and score.
Millwall got a consolation goal when Alex Mitchell struck from a corner in the closing minutes.
Arsenal’s next friendly will be against Chelsea in the Mind Series on August 1, when The Gunners welcome a near-full crowd to the Emirates Stadium for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak.
Albert Sambi Lokonga made his first Arsenal appearance since moving from Anderlecht