Arsenal stepped adult their pre-season debate with an considerable 3-1 win over Everton in a Asia Trophy final in Singapore.
Arsène Wenger handed a entrance to new signing Petr Cech and saw goals from Theo Walcott, Santi Cazorla and Mesut Özil secure his side feat in front of a throng of 53,000 during a National Stadium.
The Everton midfielder Ross Barkley scored a late consolation, though a outcome was never in doubt.
Walcott’s gait took him transparent of a Everton defender Seamus Coleman in a 22nd notation and a Arsenal striker was means to toe-poke home a game’s opening goal.
Cech pulled off a excellent save to pull Steven Naismith’s first-half bid on to a crossbar, though Cazorla cut inside on a corner of a chastisement area to cavalcade home a low shot and double Arsenal’s lead in a 58th notation before Özil slotted home a third 4 mins later.
Barkley’s fatiguing finish done it 3-1 in a 75th minute, though it did small to paper over what had been a unsatisfactory Everton display.
Arsenal had hermetic their place in a final by violence a Singapore Select XI 4-0, while Everton won by opposite Stoke after a chastisement shootout. Stoke degraded a Singapore XI 2-0 in a third-place play-off progressing on Saturday interjection to goals from Steve Sidwell and Marko Arnautovic.