Gabriel Jesus scored his fourth pre-season goal but was later injured when Arsenal scored four goals wide of Chelsea.
Arsenal ended their tour of the Americas by setting up the marker against their Premier League rivals in front of a record 63,811 fans at Camping World in Orlando just two weeks before the new season.
Club Friendlies 2022
Goals: G. Jesus (15′) – (0-1). M. Odegaard (36′) – (0-2). B. Saka (66′) – (0-3). A.S. Lokonga (90+3′) – (0-4).
|Mendy, James (Hudson-Odoi 73), Chalobah (Sarr 45), Silva (Koulibaly 73), Emerson (Alonso 46), Gallagher (Kovacic 46), Jorginho (Ampadu 73), Havertz (Batshuayi 64), Mount (Ziyech 64), Sterling (Azpilicueta 46), Werner (Pulisic 46).||Ramsdale (Turner 72), Zinchenko (Tavares 46), Gabriel, Saliba, White (Cedric 72), Xhaka (Lokonga 78), Partey (Elneny 72), Martinelli (Pepe 72), Odegaard (Maitland-Niles 78), Saka (Marquinhos 72), Jesus (Nketiah 57).|
Jesus has maintained his excellent pre-season form since signing with Manchester City, opening the scoring in the 15th minute.
Martin Odegaard, after seeing Mendy take over his free kick, then found a way to get past the Senegalese goalkeeper with a low shot from Gabriel Martinelli’s pass to double the lead.
Mason Mount hit the post in what was Chelsea’s only chance in the first half, as new Arsenal player Alexander Zinchenko impressed before being substituted at half-time.
Bukayo Saka scored the third in the second half from a rebound from Mendy’s save from Granita Xhaka’s volley before Albert Sambi Lokonga added a flash of heading in injury time.
New Chelsea player Kalidou Koulibaly impressed during the 17-minute action. Still, head coach Thomas Tuchel was furious at his team’s unsettling performance.
Mikel Arteta, meanwhile, saw Arsenal win all four pre-season matches in style.
“I think in the first half he got hit in his quad and it wasn’t very comfortable to continue and obviously we didn’t take risks today,”Arteta explained.
Thomas Tuchel on Chelsea’s 4-0 defeat to Arsenal:
“I think we deserved to lose – which is fair enough – because we were simply not good enough,” he said.
“We were absolutely not competitive. The worrying part is the level of commitment, physically and mentally, for this match was not the same, it was far higher for Arsenal than us.
Arsenal will play Sevilla at the Emirates Stadium in the final pre-season test on Saturday 30 July;
Chelsea will travel to Italy for their final friendly against Udinese on Friday 29 July at the Dacia Arena.