Arsenal lift pre-season silverware

Arsenal have won their first piece of silverware for the 2015-16 campaign, albeit the Asia Trophy in pre-season, as per The Guardian.

The Gunners lifted the crown in Singapore in front of 53,000 fans after beating Everton 3-1 in the final of the competition.

Theo Walcott was the man to inspire his side to victory, netting the opener, before strikes from Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla ensured victory for Arsene Wenger’s men.

Ross Barkley pulled one back for the Merseysiders but it proved to be too little, too late.

The Gunners fielded Petr Cech for the first time, but Alexis Sanchez was missing due to an extended holiday after the Copa America.

The North London club’s performance suggested that they are ready for the new campaign to begin.

Arsenal fans will hope that their side can put forward a consistent title challenge next season after showing in patches last term that they had all the attributes necessary to potentially be crowned English champions.