Arsenal thrash Vietnam in second pre-season match
Arsenal scored seven goals for the second pre-season match running as they defeated the Vietnam national team
Arsenal, in the second match of their pre-season tour, played the Vietnam national team and won 7-1.
Similarly to the match played against the Indonesia dream team, Arsenal were rampant in front of goal managing to convert many of their chances but conceded their first goal of the season.
Being a pre-season match, the game lacked the intensity which Arsenal play at in the League and other cup competitions but despite this, they still managed to score seven goals.
Olivier Giroud continued to impress and demonstrate what he is capable of by scoring a hat trick with three sensational strikes. The young and improving Chuba Akpom chipped in with two good goals, Oxlade Chamberlain fired a shot to perfection right into the top corner and Ignasi Miquel rounded off the scoring. As the pre-season games continue, there are lots of exciting prospects within the Arsenal team.
With youngsters like Eisfeld, Gnabry and Akpom all experiencing first team football and showing off their potential, it is exciting to watch them slowly reveal their talent and unique capabilities that they individually possess.
Another good prospect that has been noticed in the Asia tour so far is the form of Olivier Giroud who grabbed a hat trick against Vietnam and two goals against the Indonesia dream team.
If Giroud can continue this form, improve further and carry it into the Premier League it will be like a new signing for Arsenal which will only improve the firepower the gunners hold.
However, there were also some bad points in the match against Vietnam.
Firstly, the apparent knock to Kieran Gibbs could be a bad thing for the Gunners because Gibbs is a good player but will not be able to become the high quality player that people hope he becomes due to common injuries.
This was only rumoured and may not even be true and at half-time, along with the numerous substitutions, it is impossible to know whether Gibbs was taken off due to injury. Another thing which did not go so well in the match was the finishing of Theo Walcott.
He had a few decent opportunities in front of goal but was unable to convert which resulted in him not getting on the score sheet.
Overall it was another satisfying performance for the gunners as they continue to regain fitness ahead of the rapidly approaching and eagerly anticipated new season. There is always room for improvement but scoring seven goals in a match is never a bad thing.
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