Arsenal got their pre-season campaign off to an ideal start with a 3-0 win over Colorado Rapids.
The Gunners played a youthful side and did not call on the big guns until late on.
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James Olayinka scored the goal of the game and Gabriel Martinelli also shone on his debut as we kicked off our US tour with a comfortable win.
Olayinka, just 18 and making his second appearance for the first team, strode through the midfield to arrow a shot into the top corner for a goal – and a moment – he’ll never forget.
That doubled our lead – Bukayo Saka had clipped us ahead after a fine through-ball from Eddie Nketiah – and all but ensured this useful workout would end in victory.
Martinelli made sure with an improvised finish from Dominic Thompson’s cross, the ball finding the net via the Brazilian’s shoulder. Martinelli deserved his goal – he was probably our standout performer.