The game should be an intriguing encounter, especially with the chance of seeing Alexandre Lacazette playing with the Gunners for the first time.
Egypt midfielder Elneny hit the bar with a sumptuous strike during the second half, while Steven Lustica’s consolation offered scant threat to Arsene Wenger’s side, who made it two wins from two on the Sydney leg of their pre-season tour.
Prior to returning to Australia to join the Wanderers, Cornthwaite had played for Selangor from the start of the 2015 season until the 2016 mid-season transfer window.
Lacazette has become Arsenal’s record signing after Arsene Wenger paid Lyon over £50m for his services and the French global wasted little time in showing his talents, scoring just fifteen minutes into a friendly with Sydney FC.
It took Alexandre Lacazette just 15 minutes to justify his $79 million price tag, scoring on debut for Arsenal’s as they dominated the reigning A-League champions. They would have scored far more goals had it not been for a fine display from Sydney keeper Andrew Redmayne, an Arsenal fan who once had a trial at the Emirates.
Arsenal’s first preseason game of the summer was highlighted by quite a few promising debuts.
“I won’t tell you when I decided finally to sign because I don’t even know personally”.
“They [Arsenal] are a good club and have some top players”. Once everyone is back in London, we will sit down and discuss about the future. “But it’s the player’s decision after all and there’s not much more I can comment on that”.
But after revealing his intention to tinker with different systems during pre-season, the manner in which the French manager sets up for Thursday night’s clash with Sydney FC will be instructive.
Gunners’ record signing Frenchman Alexandre Lacazette showed his huge skills when he turned his marker and fired a shot at the keeper in the opening minutes.
The 26-year-old, who moved from Olympique Lyonnais this month for a big fee British media put, paid an nearly immediate dividend on his five-year deal at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium.
Enjoy this match, it is a rare opportunity and it’s one for all of us as football lovers to savour.