Arsenal’s latest pre-season challenge saw them host Olympique Lyon at the Emirates this weekend.
And despite taking the early lead through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s strike, their French counterparts ended up turning the game on its head and snatching victory thanks to two goals from Moussa Dembele.
But it was not really the result that mattered the most. Sure, it would’ve been great winning at home but the main thing is to get match ready and as sharp as possible for that new Premier League season, which is now just 11 days away.
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Pre-season is also an excellent time for fringe players and youngsters to prove their value and make an impression on the manager, and Reiss Nelson is no exception.
Nelson shared a brilliant snap on his Instagram story with Joe Willock and Eddie Nketiah after the game, and he captioned it with a series of heart and butterfly emojis, emphasising how the young crop are finally getting out of their cocoon.
Nelson and Willock combined well at times in the first half, and the young trio will certainly be hoping to feature more for Unai Emery next term.
Nketiah joined the fray for the second part of the game, but unfortunately, the Gunners couldn’t muster a response after Lyon took the lead.