Friendly: Arsenal 6-0 Charlton – Match report

Arsenal FC returned to action with a 6-0 friendly victory over Charlton Athletic at Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The match was played behind closed doors, with the officiating taken care of by the coaching staff of both teams.

It went in with a two-goal lead at the break against the Championship opponents, courtesy of strikes from Alex Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Lacazette opened the scoring with a fierce strike from outside of the box, before a darting run from Aubameyang on the left flank ended with the Gabon international curling the ball inside the far post.

The third goal came in less glamorous fashion, with Eddie Nketiah fastest to tap home in a second-half goalmouth scramble that came after a Dani Ceballos free-kick.

Arsenal added a fourth when Nketiah found the net once more, this time coolly converting a one-on-one.

But there was still time for the academy graduate to complete his hat-trick, heading home after a great ball from Joe Willock.

Willock then added a goal of his own just moments before the final whistle, with a first-time strike that sent the ball into the top-left corner from the edge of the box.

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