Arsenal crush Charlton 6-0 in friendly


Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette (L) celebrates after scoring their second goal from the penalty ...
Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette (L) celebrates after scoring their second goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League first leg quarter-final football match between Arsenal and CSKA Moscow at the Emirates Stadium in London on April 5, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / IKIMAGES / Ian KINGTON

In Summary

  • Arsenal, who are ninth in the standings, are away to Manchester City on June 17.

Arsenal returned to action for the first time since the Premier League was stopped because of the COVID-19 pandemic as they beat Charlton Athletic 6-0 in a friendly at an empty Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

Premier League clubs were this week given the all-clear to play friendlies ahead of the scheduled restart on June 17, following a three-month stoppage.

Arsenal hosted second-tier Charlton behind closed doors and with officiating roles carried out by club staff.

Alex Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored before halftime while academy graduate Eddie Nketiah grabbed a second-half hat-trick. Joe Willock was also on target.

Arsenal, who are ninth in the standings, are away to Manchester City on June 17.

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