Thomas Tuchel was worried and annoyed after the game.
Arsenal swept Chelsea 4-0 in a friendly game played Saturday night at Camping World Stadium in Orlando (Florida, USA) on goals from Gabriel Jesus , Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka and Albert Sambi Lokonga.
Well served by Granit Xhaka, Jesus opened the scoring in the 16th minute with a nice lob against Edouard Mendy, before Martin Odegaard doubled the lead in the 36th, after a pass from Gabi Martinelli. Mason Mount nearly shocked Aaron Ramsdale in the 49th minute with a powerful shot that hit the post just before halftime.
Finding himself on the lookout after a double save from Mendy, Saka took charge of the 3-0 in the 65th, despite a slight offside. Abandoned by the defense of the Blues, Albert Sambi Lokonga scored the last goal of the game in the 92nd, on a header.
“We deserved to lose, because we were simply not good enough. We were simply not competitive. What is worrying is that the level of physical commitment and mental for this game was way higher on the Arsenal side. I can’t guarantee we’ll be ready in two weeks as I saw an Arsenal team today who had an idea of how to play. We have a lot of players who are thinking of leaving, who are looking for other options, and we have players who have left.”
“We got two quality players (Kalidou Koulibaly, Raheem Sterling), but we are not competitive enough. Unfortunately, you could see that today,”Said the German technician.
Winners of the very symbolic Florida Cup, Mikel Arteta’s men showed greater desire than the Blues and took advantage of their defensive mistakes. It’s the end of the American tour for the two clubs, who return to Europe to play a last friendly before the resumption of the English championship on August 6: Chelsea will face Udinese on July 29, while Arsenal will host Sevilla on July 30.