Eddie Nketiah continued his spectacular pre-season goal-scoring streak with a match-winning brace in Arsenal’s 3-0 finish over Fiorentina on Saturday.
Having scored the late winner in Arsenal’s gap International Champions Cup game – a 2-1 finish over Bayern Munich – the young striker was at it once more in Charlotte, North Carolina, with Joe Willock adding the gloss with a late effort.
It was an end-to-end contest in stifling heat, and whereas Fiorentina had many respectable probabilities, it absolutely was Arsenal – and Nketiah specially – who were on kind ahead of goal.
Nkietiah got the Gunners off to a fine begin with a clinical low end quarter-hour in when smart work from Sead Kolasinac on the left flank, tho’ Unai Emery’s men rode their luck now and then as La Viola were profligate within the half.
Fiorentina couldn’t notice the breakthrough when the interval, and Nketiah additional his second within the 66th minute – tho’ it absolutely was not while not difference.
The Italian facet felt Carl Jenkinson had performed a body-check on 2 defenders within the build-up to the goal, however the referee was unmoved as Alexandre Lacazette proceeded to tee up Nketiah for an easy close-range end.
But Arsenal weren’t done there as Willock – thus spectacular already in pre-season – place the icing on the cake with a rising drive 2 minutes from time to cap a fine result.