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Summary

  1. New signing Petr Cech on the bench for Arsenal
  2. Jay Jay Okocha's nephew Alex Iwobi starts
  3. Arsenal: Martinez, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Coquelin, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Iwobi, Giroud
  4. Lyon: Lopes, Zeffane, Rose, Umtiti, Jenssen, Gonalons, Ferri, Tolisso, Grenier, Njie, Lacazette

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By Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

There we have it, a superb performance from Arsenal as they go top of the Emirates Cup table with nine points, three for the win and six for the goals.

Can they finish the job off against Wolfsburg? Come back tomorrow to find out. Until then.

Arsenal 6-0 Lyon

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What you want in pre-season is to find your team playing at a good pace, with good cohesion. The goals were spread through the whole team which means collectively we are good. Alex Iwobi is a young player who has an ability to create chances and score goals. Overall, we have a good mixture of experienced players and youngsters.

Arsene WengerArsenal manager

Arsenal 6-0 Lyon

"We are open-minded but not in desperate need," says Arsene Wenger when asked if he is in the market for another signing. Also confirms new signing Petr Cech will play tomorrow against Wolfsburg.

Arsenal 6-0 Lyon

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6-0 is great result and a good show for the fans. It is nice to be back out there and a convincing result for us. Lyon pass the ball well but once we got the first goal, we took the handbrake off and pushed on

Alex Oxlade-ChamberlainArsenal midfielder

Arsenal 6-0 Lyon

I first got my opportunity in the Emirates Cup but the youngsters showed what they can do. We finished off the season well so hopefully we can start how we finish. Chelsea did not slip up at all last year so we need to start well.

Aaron RamseyArsenal midfielder

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What do you make of that then? Some performance from Arsenal. The real deal? Tweet me on #bbcfootball

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In my opinion, @Arsenal & @ChelseaFC are joint favs for next season EPL. Strong & settled squads unlike City & United #bbcfootball

FULL-TIME

Arsenal 6-0 Lyon

A hiding, a trouncing, a thrashing. Smashed, banged, walloped. Whatever you want to call it, Arsenal have beaten Lyon 6-0 in the Emirates Cup.

Thumped, there's another for you.

Arsenal 6-0 Lyon

One more minute for Lyon on endure...

GREAT SAVE!

Arsenal 6-0 Lyon

Arsenal are relentless and still looking for that seventh goal. Theo Walcott is put in by Santi Cazorla but the Englishman's shot is straight at Anthony Lopes. The French side's goalkeeper finally makes a save. All he's done in this match is pick the ball out of the net.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Arsenal 6-0 Lyon

Chupa Akpom is through on goal, fires a left-footed shot which rattles the post. Almost seven! This has been a great performance.

GOAL - Arsenal 6-0 Lyon (Santi Cazorla)

Smashed for six. Santi Cazorla with a cute free-kick. The wall jumped, so the Spaniard rolls it low and into the net. The French side have been handed a walloping. 

Arsenal 5-0 Lyon

Chupa Akpom bundled over on the edge of the area. A free-kick for Arsenal in a dangerous position. Santi Cazorla over it...

Arsenal 5-0 Lyon

Alexandre Lacazette smashes an effort wide. He's not had the best of games.

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SUBSTITUTION

Arsenal 5-0 Lyon.

Arsenal have not made enough subs today so they decide to make one with 10 minutes to go. Isaac Hayden on, Francis Coquelin off.

Arsenal 5-0 Lyon

Lot of goals and an excellent team performance from Arsenal, a sign of things to come? What do we reckon then, Arsene Wenger's side for the Premier League title? Let me know your thoughts. Tweet #bbcfootball

Arsenal 5-0 Lyon

Going through the motions now, after all those changes. Arsenal happy with what they have got, no way back for Lyon.

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Arsenal pace and options might be invaluable this season #bbcfootball

And @MesutOzil1088 make it 5! Take it easy, I will plead we reserve some goals for the League, folks! #Emiratecup2015 @arsenal #bbcfootball.

Ozil to be the most fouled player in the league next season. In this mood it will be the only way teams will stop him. #bbcfootball

SUBSTITUTION

Arsenal 5-0 Lyon

More changes. Jeff Reine-Adelaide (what a name) and Theo Walcott coming on, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Olivier Giroud coming off.

Arsenal 5-0 Lyon

He's has not had much to do today, but when called up Emiliano Martinez has done well. He smothers a low shot from full-back Mehdi Zeffane. Can the French side get a goal?

Arsenal 5-0 Lyon

A loud cheer inside the Emirates Stadium. Another goal?? Nope, a Mexican wave is going round. Bit harsh on that players, that. They've provided plenty of entertainment for the fans, bagging five goals.

SUBSTITUTION

Arsenal 5-0 Lyon

Three changes after that goal:

OFF: Mesut Ozil - ON: Santi Cazorla

OFF: Aaron Ramsey - ON: Mikel Arteta

OFF: Alex Iwobi - ON: Chuba Akpom

GOAL - Arsenal 5-0 Lyon (Mesut Ozil)

And it's fiveee!! I spoke about Lyon's front three linking well but Aaron Ramsey, Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil have been outstanding today.

Ramsey and Giroud work the ball well between each other before laying it off to Ozil wide on the left side of the area, who drills a low finish into the bottom corner. A mirror image goal to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain earlier. A lovely looking goal. Arsenal looking superb!

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CLOSE!

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Nearly a fifth. Olivier Giroud showing great technique, hooking a volley from Kieran Gibbs into the sidenetting. It wasn't easy, but it was a typical Giroud effort, positioning his body in such a manner that he can get a shot away on goal.

The cliche, "Good touch for a big man" comes to mind.

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Are people forgetting @_OlivierGiroud_ scored 14 goals in the #BPL last season, while still being out injured for 3 months. #bbcfootball

#giroud doesnt get enough credit for d positives he brings to d game #arsenal are less likely 2 concede frm set pieces dis days #bbcfootball

Arsenal 4-0 Lyon

Nice move from Lyon but a poor finish. The front three all involved as Alexandre Lacazette finds Nabil Fekir. He slips it on to Clinton N'Jie but the Spurs target's shot is wide of goal and not troubling the keeper.

Arsenal 4-0 Lyon

Lyon captain Maxime Gonalons showing he is made of strong stuff, opting to carry on. Might not be the wisest move if it is going to cause long-term problems for the forthcoming season.

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This is not good news for Lyon. Captain Maxime Gonalons is now on the deck in a lot of strife. They've already lost Clement Grenier today, they wouldn't want to lose another key man.

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How much did @alexiwobi cost?1 mil?I'd rather have 49 iwobi's than 49 Raheem sterlings.You can't say wenger doesn't know value.#bbcfootball

Add Benzema into this team and no one can stop us. We're going to see the best football we've seen at Arsenal since Invincibles #bbcfootball

...and to think, Sanchez and Cazorla aren't even playing. #bbcfootball #EmiratesCup2015 #Arsenal

Arsenal 4-0 Lyon

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is looking very sharp for Arsenal, quick movement before playing a low ball into the box. Olivier Giroud is on his heels so Lyon clear the ball. 

Moments later, he bursts forward before striking at goal but the ball is blocked for a corner.

Arsenal 4-0 Lyon

It has been a good day out for some..

At the Emirates today with old mates. 4-0 at HT and an excellent performance! #bbcfootball #EmiratesCup2015
At the Emirates today with old mates. 4-0 at HT and an excellent performance! #bbcfootball #EmiratesCup2015

At the Emirates today with old mates. 4-0 at HT and an excellent performance! #bbcfootball #EmiratesCup2015

KICK-OFF

Arsenal 4-0 Lyon

Back under way in north London. Can Lyon make a comeback from this?

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The first-halfcompletely epitomizes what@ arsenal are all about.Short bursts of unplayable football #EmiratesCup2015 #bbcfootball

Alex Iwobi is massive. He could be the gem of next PL Season. #bbcfootball

#bbcfootball Great things only happen to them who can wait..., Just go all out and get Marco Reus now and Arsenal can dream again.

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@Arsenal, 7 Points so far! Most likely a wrap on the CUP. Thanks, @aaronramsey and @MesutOzil1088 for dictating the pace... #bbcfootball

Nigerian do it quick before @FA Convince Iwobi to play for them like the did for Akpom what a talent Try to be more than Okocha #Bbcfootball

A trip down memory lane

Arsenal 4-0 Lyon

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Arsenal fans may want to turn away for the next few minutes. Have they ever conceded four goals having been 4-0 up?

Oh yes! Rewind back to February 2011 when the Gunners were four goals to the good after 26 minutes, but found themselves 4-4 at full time.

Read the match report of how that game unfolded.

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Lacazette may be starting to think otherwise bout staying at Lyon. Yes its only a friendly but don't tell me they arent trying. #bbcfootball

Arsenal 4-0 Lyon

Youngster Alex Iwobi is given a hug by a couple of his team-mates after that first-half performance. If he keep this up,we'll be seeing a bit more of the lad in the Premier League this season. 

HALF-TIME

Arsenal 4-0 Lyon

What a half from the home side. No way will they not win this match. They can't conceded four in the second half, can they??