Arsenal beat Charlton 6-0 in friendly; Nketiah grabs hat-trick
Arsenal returned to action for the first time on Saturday since the 2019/2020 English Premier League (EPL) was stopped because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
They beat Charlton Athletic 6-0 in a friendly at an empty Emirates Stadium.
Premier League clubs were this week given the all-clear to play friendlies ahead of the scheduled restart on June 17, following a three-month stoppage.
Arsenal hosted second tier Charlton Athletic behind closed doors and with officiating roles carried out by club staff.
Alex Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored before halftime while academy graduate Eddie Nketiah grabbed a second half hat-trick.
Joe Willock was also on target.
Arsenal, who are ninth in the league standings, are away to Manchester City on June 17.(Reuters/NAN)