Full time: Arsenal 3-0 Fiorentina
And that's all he wrote from the Bank of America stadium in Charlotte when the Arsenal stars made a good impression in a 3-0 triumph over Fiorentina in goals from Eddie Nketiah (twice) and Joe Willock.
90 minutes: The fourth official signal for three minutes of recovery.
OBJECTIVE! Arsenal 3-0 Fiorentina (Willock, 89 min)
A conclusion consisting of a right-footed shot from the center of the area outside the stacking game from Mkhitaryan and Lacazette and Arsenal are headed at three points.
88 min: Martinelli showed an electric rhythm by beating a defender in full trot and is all alone with the keeper of the goalkeeper but he cannot deposit the finish line! So close to making it three for the Arsenal and really putting a stamp on his introduction with the team.
83 min: A bad Xhaka chip forces Maitland-Niles to beat Sottil and the midfielder is shown in yellow, giving Fiorentina a free kick that is deflected for a corner. The rhythm seems to have run out of this.
81 min: The announced participation for today's match is 34.902.
79 min: One (presumably) last wave of Arsenal substitutions like Mustafi, Thompson, Xhaka, Ozil, Maitland-Niles and Martinelli light up for Medley, Monreal, Burton, Jenkinson, Nelson and Nketiah, which was brilliant today.
75 minutes: Willock is knocked down in a run on goal with a hard tackle and is treated by the medical staff briefly before remaining in the game. A last water break before the last quarter of an hour.
72 min: A series of changes for Fiorentina while Baez, Millenkovic, Hancko, Simeone and Eyserric go ahead for Terzik, Ranieri, Benassi, Vlahovic and Sottil.
OBJECTIVE! Arsenal 2-0 Fiorentina (Nketiah, 66 min)
Songs of "Ed-die! Ed-die!" Resound through the lower bowl after Nketiah covered his second day with an elementary right hand after a wonderful interaction on the right flank with five different Arsenal players. What a day for the young man: a couple of goals for his team and Fiorentina's denial with his shot from the line at 36 & # 39;
61 min: The pace has dropped slightly as we pause for a mandatory water break. Emery takes the opportunity to make some more changes with Mkhitaryan, Willock and Sokratis coming for Saka, Olayinka and Chambers.
57 minutes: Lacazette's free kick has a rhythm, but it doesn't come down on the wall and hovers for a goal kick.
56 min: Terracciano leaves the line to kick a ball but is out of the box and whistles. Very strange. He showed the yellow and the Arsenal has a free kick from a dangerous position.
52 min: Lacazette finds space at the top of the area and sends lightning into the goal, but the goalkeeper stops her directly at Nelson's feet, who is offside. It seems that the Arsenale has returned to a 4-3-2-1 formation.
49 minutes: Vlahovic has a shot on goal after capturing Chambers out of position, but Leno is there to save.
47 minutes: A couple of changes for the Arsenal with Leno coming for Martinez and Lacazette for Kolasinac and for the Gunners who moved to a back four.
Half time: Arsenal 1-0 Fiorentina
Fiorentina had their chances, but Eddie Nketiah's goal is the difference, with the Gunners leading 1-0 in a stifling Saturday break in Charlotte.
45 min + 2: Moments of the first half whistle the Fiorentina with Arsenal that returns to play four times with a coup de grace from Saponara to Vlahovic, whose unpredictable left shot beats the goalkeeper but rolls a few centimeters from the goal.
45 minutes: Another defensive attack by the Gunners, this time an offside trap, leads to a chance of gold for Sottil who takes the lead on a long ball on the right, but Martinez is able to make the save. The fourth official signal for another three minutes.
41 min: The pace of this has almost stopped and who can blame the players for this heat? Saponara is shown yellow for the late tackle, in which it showed no real intention to aim for the ball.
36 min: Another uncertain moment for the defense of the Arsenal when Ceccherini's header is blocked by Nketiah on the bottom line.
31 minutes: Jenkinson takes a crack from the right side of the area and is deflected for a corner by the Arsenal, which came to life in the last five minutes and tested Fiorentina's defense at its sides. Another water break when the sun sets on the stadium roof line (if not the 91F temperature).
27 min: Jenkinson is well positioned to carry him in two for the Arsenal, but a last problem of Ranieri reveals the clear opportunity. This leads to a quick counterattack by Fiorentina and a Benassi shot that barely overcomes Martinez's large gap at the far post. Big applause from the crowd while Aubameyang and Ozil warm up along the touchline.
25 minutes: Brilliant work of the young Nketiah to beat Venuti on the left side with the ball, but without anyone in support he is left to take the goalkeeper alone from a narrow corner and his shot is easily deflated.
21 minutes: Fiorentina sends two men to the second pole while the ball is crossed and Vlahovic almost converts but goes out for another corner. The eyebrow defense was an underground current for the Gunners today, but has not yet been charged for it.
18 minutes: Another careless tribute to the Arsenal after the reboot when Monreal is intercepted and Fiorentina quickly counter-moves, but is interrupted by Chambers.
OBJECTIVE! Arsenal 1-0 Fiorentina (Nketiah, 16 min)
Saka crashes to the left before finding Kolasinac, who cuts to Nketiah at the spot and the twenty-year-old makes him pass in front of a defender and the goalkeeper at the back of the net. A splendid conclusion to the right of the promising young and Arsenal is in the lead while the team takes the mandatory break.
15 minutes: More unfortunate defender of the Gunners, while Vlahovic takes advantage of a mistake and forces a good parade of Martinez. Sottil almost puts the bounce but is eliminated by a corner.
11 minutes: Now a chance for Fiorentina when Saponara cuts into the unmarked area to cross a cross from the right flank, but is unable to score the header.
8 minutes: The Arsenal has the first serious chance of the day when Kolasinac's shot just outside the area deflects on a Fiorentina player and only on the left side of the hand. The Gunners are able to perform another shot from the corner, but is quickly eliminated from the Italian side.
6 minutes: More good possession of the Arsenal as they probe and try to break Fiorentina's well-organized 5-4-1.
3 minutes: A constant spell of possession for the Arsenal from the kick-off, but a bad giveaway on the back leads to an opportunity for Vlahovic, whose shot inside the area is blocked by a defender. Lots of red shirts everywhere in the building: a strong crowd at the Arsenal. And Megan Rapinoe is here.
1 minute: And I'm out! The Arsenal is attacking from right to left in their yellow kits, Fiorentina from left to right in its completely white stripes.
We said it is hot? We can expect a slow pace for today's game due to high temperatures. We are also told that there will be water breaks every 15 minutes. Temperature 91F with 49% humidity approaches 98F (37 ° C).
Hello and welcome to Charlotte's Bank of America stadium for today's friendly between Arsenal and Fiorentina. It's a red-hot Saturday with a temperature of 91F (33C) about half an hour before kick-off, as the Gunners try to get three victories by three on their pre-season US tour. Unai Emery's team has already recorded victories over Colorado Rapids and Bayern Munich, with tonight's game leading to a fight with Real Madrid on Tuesday night in the nation's capital.
Here's a look at the teams for today's game.
Martinez, Monreal, Mustafi, Chambers, Kolasinac, Burton, Olayinka, Jenkinson, Saka, Nketiah, Nelson
Dragowski, Venuti, Ceccherini, Ranieri, Terzic, Castrovilli, Cristoforo, Benassi, Sottil, Saponara, Vlahovic
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