Giroud scores 100th goal for Arsenal in 4-2 win over BATE
Olivier Giroud scored his 100th goal for Arsenal as the Gunners beat BATE Borisov 4-2 to go two-for-two in Europa League group play on Thursday.
Arsenal rested nine front-line players including Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette for the English Premier League and still had enough firepower at a venue usually hostile to visitors. Within 25 minutes, Arsenal was a decisive 3-0 up through two goals by Theo Walcott and Rob Holding.
Valencia signs Gabriel Paulista from Arsenal
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Valencia has signed Gabriel Paulista from Arsenal, ending the Brazilian defender's 2 1/2-year stay at the English club and sealing his return to the Spanish league.
Arsenal announced the transfer on Friday, saying the fee was undisclosed.
Contrasting fortunes for Wenger and Mourinho
LONDON (AP) — While a defeated Arsene Wenger was counting the cost of Arsenal's young defenders, a triumphant Jose Mourinho highlighted the value of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's experience to Manchester United on a day of contrasts for the two managers on Sunday.
With three of his first-team defenders unavailable to face Liverpool, Wenger gave an English Premier League debut to 20-year-old Rob Holding, alongside 21-year-old Calum Chambers in central defense.
CARSON - Consider Arsenal's first trip to California a resounding success.
Arsenal started its U.S. tour in San Jose, defeating the MLS All-Stars Thursday, and Sunday, closed its brief stay with a 3-1 victory over Chivas de Guadalajara in a friendly in front of a crowd of 24,168 at StubHub Center.
The last time that Arsenal played in the U.S. was in 2014 in New York.
Rob Holding opened the scoring in the first half for Arsenal in the 34th minute.