Post-Match Report

Match report: Fiorentina 0-3 Arsenal

Eddie Nketiah opens the scoring against Fiorentina

Fiorentina -

Bank of America Stadium
International Champions Cup
International Champions Cup
  Fiorentina
   crest
Fiorentina
0 3
  Arsenal
      
                  Nketiah (15
                   66)
                   Willock (89)
            
   crest
Arsenal
Nketiah (15
66)
Willock (89)

WHAT HAPPENED

Eddie Nketiah grabbed both goals as we maintained our impeccable record in the United States this summer.

Our third win from three games - two in the International Champions Cup - came courtesy of two predictably predatory finishes from the 20-year-old, and a late goal from Joe Willock.

Nketiah's first owed much to Sead Kolasinac's burst and cross from the left, but there was still a fair bit to do when the striker collected the ball. A clever dummy took his marker out of the game and a low finish did the rest.

Nketiah got his second from even closer range, tucking away a pass from Alex Lacazette following good work from Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Emi Martinez made a clutch of timely saves to keep Fiorentina at bay in a pretty even contest, and the heat and humidity of Charlotte stifled some of the energy we saw in Los Angeles.

But Willock got forward to add a late third to delight another passionate American crowd.

HOW IT HAPPENED

Get the full story of our game in Charlotte with our play-by-play updates

FIVE THINGS WE NOTICED

Dead-eye Eddie, Laca's deeper role, Emi's reflexes, stifling conditions and a physical battle

WHAT’S NEXT

We're off to Washington DC for the final leg of our US tour.

We'll play our final ICC game on Tuesday and it's a marquee fixture - against Real Madrid.