Arsenal were defeated by Hibernian 2-1 at Easter Road Stadium in Scotland to start off their Pre-season campaign with a defeat. Hibernian opened the scoring in the 21st minute through Boyle to force a 1-0 lead at halftime against Arsenal. Boyle capitilized on Goalkeeper Okonkwo mistake after being clearely nervous with Nkeitah & Nelson missing open chances in the first half. Mackay scored the second goal in the 69th minute to put Hibernian 2-0 up before the Gunners missed a penalty in the 71st minute. Emile Smith Rowe came in the second half as substitute & scored the only Arsenals' consolation goal in the 82nd minute to half the deficit as the Gunners conceded their first defeat at Edinburgh.
The Gunners will play Scottish Champions Rangers next on 17th July before hosting Italian Champions Inter Milan at Emirates Stadium on 24th July 2021. Arsenal fans were disappointed by Gunners performance against Hibernian as they angrily slammed Manager Arteta for starting a weak line up. Arsenal fans insisted that the board should sell all weak flops in the squad & bring in new blood & top quality players.
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