Arsenal whip Charlton Athletic 6-0 in friendly

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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 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.

hosted second tier 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)


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