Arsenal Make Glorious Return to the Emirates


Mikel Arteta watched his side sail with ease past relegation-battling Norwich City. The visitors faced humiliation as Arsenal strolled to victory in their first home game after the COVID-19 lockdown.

From the opening minutes, we were all out at Norwich who were seated deep at the back. Our fullbacks Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney made repeated threatening runs while Dani Ceballos aimed to undo the Canaries' defence at every slight opportunity.

All our impressive play would have been a waste had Ben Godfrey's 30-yard shot gone in instead of hitting the bar. Emi was well beaten on this.

Before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the opener which was also his 50th Premier League goal, he and Alexandre Lacazette got their headers stopped by Tim Krul who never knew he was still going to run some bonanza outside the Christmas season.

When it looked like the visiting goalkeeper had the ball secured, Aubameyang snatched it and sent in one. Minutes later, David Luiz fed Tierney with a long ball which was diverted to the path of Auba. The Gabonese's pass to Granit Xhaka was on point. The Swiss smashed one into the net and it was 2-0.

Emi was called to make two spectacular saves towards the end of the first half and at the beginning of the second. He stretched fully to deny Adam Idah before holding tight to Josip Drmic's.

Three second half changes for Norwich City gave them some balls which didn't still prevent them from conceding another. Drmic's sloppy pass towards his own box was stolen by Auba and it was his second goal and out third for the day.

Cedric Soares came on as a substitute to make his debut and it was a sweet experience for him. In his first match after signing for us five months earlier, the right back drove a shot into the net to seal up our well-deserved win. 4-0! It was the best way to begin the month of July.

We will be in action against Wolverhampton Wanderers this Saturday hoping to get our fourth consecutive victory in a row. 

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