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Emirates Cup

  • August 2, 2014
  • • 11:20 AM
  • • Emirates Stadium, London
  • Referee: L. Mason
  • • Attendance: 50000

Arsenal 5-1 Benfica: Sanogo hits four in Gunners romp

Arsenal 5-1 Benfica: Sanogo hits four in Gunners romp


The striker produced a stunning display in front of goal as Arsene Wenger's men coasted to victory

Yaya Sanogo scored four as Arsenal thrashed Benfica 5-1 in the Emirates Cup on Saturday.

Manager Arsene Wenger saw his Arsenal side take the lead through Sanogo just before the half-hour mark after edging the early stages. He picked up a pass from Aaron Ramsey and tapped in from close range. 

But a flurry of goals then came either side of the interval. First, Joel Campbell doubled his side's lead with a fine half-volley, before setting up Sanogo for his second and Arsenal's third.

And 21-year-old Sanogo completed his first-half hat trick right on halftime, floating the ball over Artur Moraes in the Benfica goal to give his side a comfortable lead as it headed into the break.

Immediately after the restart, Arsenal had scored again. It was Sanogo once more who capitalized on a fine free-flowing move from the Gunners, firing in a rebounded effort from Ramsey's initial shot.

Attacking midfielder Nicolás Gaitan then pulled one back for the visitors just after the hour mark after poking the ball into the net from a header, just before new arrival Alexis Sanchez came on for the latter stages to make his Arsenal debut.