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ARSENAL picked up a comfortable 3-1 win over Orlando City at the Exploria Stadium and made quite a statement ahead of Sunday’s friendly with Chelsea.
Gabriel Martinelli opened the scoring early in the first half before a stunning equaliser by Orlando’s Facundo Torres.
However, the Gunners turned things around in the second half and sealed their fourth successive pre-season victory thanks to Eddie Nketiah and Reiss Nelson.
Now the North Londoners are looking ahead to the Florida Cup clash against London rivals Chelsea at the Citrus Bowl.
The game was engulfed in drama before kick-off as it was delayed by a full hour due to heavy lightning in the area.
However, the friendly did get underway with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta introducing a rather weakened side with the likes of Pablo Mari, Nicolas Pepe and Nuno Tavares getting opportunities.
Nevertheless, the visitors opened the scoring after just five minutes when Matinelli’s curling shot picked up a heavy deflection off of Antonio Carlos.
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