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Chelsea whitewash Arsenal in pre-season friendly

Koscielny appeared 50 times for Arsenal last season and remains a key part of Wenger’s defensive unit ahead of the 2017-18 Premier League campaign. Ospina was beaten five minutes later when a mistake from Ashley Maitland-Niles allowed Willian to run through on goal, but the Brazilian rolled his finish past the far post with only the keeper to beat.Conte said the winger was taken to a hospital for checks and could stay there overnight.Batshuayi would grab his second and Chelsea’s third just after the hour mark.Chelsea are set to step up their attempts to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal next week, according to reports in the British media.That is what happened with Chelsea and Antonio Conte last season, as they see the overwhelming defeat to us at the Emirates as the turning point of their title winning campaign. Arsenal, on the other hand, went with Alexandre Lacazette up top.The injury scare was followed by a two-goal performance by Chelsea’s Belgian forward Michy Batshuayi before a crowd of 55,618 people at the Bird’s Nest in the Chinese capital. After some discussion – and Chelsea manager Conte giving his nod for the switch – the officials let Giroud onto the pitch as the second 45 minutes got under way. Moments after those subs, Chelsea came again after a wonderful touch from substitute, young full-back Fikayo Tomori saw himself in one-on-one with Ospina, though once more the Colombian made another impressive stop.Arsenal finish their pre-season tour with a record of two victories and one loss. He terrorised Arsenal’s back-line.Liverpool defeated Leicester City 2-1 in Hong Kong to lift the Premier League Asia trophy, while Chelsea swept past Arsenal 3-0 in Beijing.