Orlando City vs Arsenal result: Nketiah, Nelson score as Gunners pull away for preseason win

Orlando City vs Arsenal result: Nketiah, Nelson score as Gunners pull away for preseason win

Arsenal remained on a roll during the preseason, claiming a 3–1 friendly win over Orlando City to win their fourth straight preseason match.

Eddie Neketia scored the lead in the 66th minute and Reiss Nelson took away the result with 10 minutes to go.  New summer signing Gabriel Jesus isn't the first time this president has come on board.

Arsenal started a reserve side and despite taking an early 5th minute lead on their own goal - a Gabriel Martinelli shot was deflected from the 'keeper' pass - the Gunners sent their first-choice players to the sub in the second half.  After being brought into form, pulled away.

 After a busy few months on and off the pitch, Chelsea were under pressure to strengthen the heart of their defense this summer, losing two centre-backs to Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger in free agency.

In an era when traditional top European clubs are almost exclusively looking for value and potential from new arrivals, a €40m transfer fee for a 31-year-old in the final year of his contract may seem somewhat extravagant.

Koulibaly is hardly a "moneyball" signing from a pure transfer market standpoint, especially as the Senegal international was handed a four-year deal with the option to extend until the end of the 2026–27 season.

Yet Chelsea have made as wise a choice as their supporters could have hoped for and he is the kind of player who can quickly help the club fight for the Premier League title again.

After becoming a star at Napoli since coming from Genk for around €8m in 2014, Koulibaly made a name for himself in Serie A and when asked what his weak points were, a chief scout from the Italian league told ESPN  Told to: "What are the weak points?