ARSENAL warmed up for their return to Premier League action with a 4-1 friendly win against Brentford.
Alexandre Lacazette netted a hat-trick in the behind-closed-doors clash at London Colney.
Alexandre Lacazette scored a hat-trick as Arsenal beat Brentford’s B side 4-1Credit: Getty
Rob Holding was also on target in the behind-closed-doors friendlyCredit: Getty
And Rob Holding was also on the score sheet against Brentford’s B team.
Mikel Arteta was keen to ensure a number of first team stars kept their match fitness levels high over the international break.
Arsenal are currently fourth as they look to play Champions League football for the first time since 2017.
And today’s friendly clash was sure to have proved useful ahead of Monday’s Prem battle at Crystal Palace.
Lacazette and Holding were joined by Bernd Leno, Nuno Tavares and Eddie Nketiah on the field.
Meanwhlie, youngsters including Miguel Azeez and Charlie Patino were also given the chance to impress as Arsenal ran riot.
But it was Lacazette who took all the plaudits with his stunning treble.
The 30-year-old is out of contract this summer but is proving to still be a top player.
Bernd Leno lined up between the sticks as Arsenal kept their match fitness levels upCredit: Getty
Nuno Tavares featured at left-back while his teammates were away on international dutyCredit: Getty
Barcelona and Lyon are both reportedly keen on signing Lacazette on a free transfer.
But despite being in the market for a new striker, Arsenal are said to be preparing a new short-term contract for their French forward.
And Lacazette could be tempted to stay, especially if the Gunners will be dining at Europe’s top table.
Eddie Nketiah got the chance to impress in attackCredit: Getty
Youngsters including Charlie Patino also started at London ColneyCredit: Getty
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