Four quick goals allowed Arsenal to take control during the first 19 minutes of the game, with Bukayo Saka and Jesus scoring two each.

Jesus had to wait up to 12 minutes to complete his hat-trick by scoring a free ball as Sevilla tried to defend a corner. A late sixth came when Gabriel Martinelli beat Eddie Nketiah to use him after a quick counter-attack.

Emirates Cup 2022

Arsenal 6-0 Sevilla

Goals: B. Saka (10′) – (1-0). G. Jesus (13′) – (2-0). G. Jesus (15′) – (3-0). B. Saka (19 pen’) – (4-0). G. Jesus (77′) – (5-0). E. Nketiah (88′) – (6-0).

The result means Mikel Arteta’s side have maintained their 100 per cent record in friendly matches played in front of a crowd this pre-season ahead of the Premier League opener against Crystal Palace next week.

Martin Odegaard cut off Saka from the right of the penalty area and the player was brought down by Karim Rekik for a clean penalty. Saka converted the penalty, suggesting that his role as Arsenal’s main penalty taker following the departure of Alexandre Lacazette was now solidified.

Xhaka played another role in Jesus’ second goal, delivering a quick free kick to Gabriel Martinelli down the left flank. The player found a player in the box to score another goal on the stretch, while the Brazilian went completely unnoticed.

And the worst defense of Sevilla led to the fourth result of Arsenal. Goalkeeper Bono panicked under pressure from Arsenal’s three attackers and sent the ball straight at Saka, who struck with his weaker right foot.

As you know, Arsanal could have done more before the break, as Martinelli, Xhaka and Thomas Partey squandered clear chances. Also, defenders William Saliba and Alexander Zinchenko, who made their debut for Arsenal, felt relatively calm.

After the break, Odegaard went close a couple of times, and Xhaka hit the target. But the celebration belonged to Jesus as he completed the victory by finishing first from close range.

While Sevilla tried to deliver a consolation blow, Arsenal struck their rivals with a sixth. Xhaka released Martinelli on the counter, and the Brazilian disinterestedly teeed Nketia for the easiest shot.


Arsenal kick off their Premier League season with a trip to Crystal Palace.

Arsenal got off to a strong start to the season, hosting Leicester, Aston Villa and Fulham in the first five games, as well as a trip to Bournemouth.

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