Match Highlights: Arsenal thrash Lyon 6-0 in Emirates cup [Video]
Arsenal thrashed Lyon 6-0 in the Emirates cup with goals from Giroud, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Iwobi, Ozil and Cazorla.
The Gunners took control just before the half-hour mark during a breathless nine-minute spell in which they scored four times.
It started with Olivier Giroud heading home Mesut Ozil’s free kick and moments later they doubled their lead as the rampaging Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain raced through to slot beyond Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes.
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Less than 100 seconds later and they had a third as teenage forward Alex Iwobi capped off a lively first-half showing by firing into the top corner after good work from Aaron Ramsey.
The Welshman then added a fourth in the 38th minute when he raced on to Ozil’s pass to poke the ball in at the near post.
It would take some going to match their first-half display after the restart, but the Gunners were determined to put on a show and they claimed their fifth just after the hour when Ozil drilled in a powerful shot.
Santi Cazorla added a sixth late on from a free kick, with the Gunners’ imperious display offering genuine cause for optimism ahead of the coming campaign.
Watch the full match highlights below: