Orlando City loses friendly against Arsenal

Arsenal’s next match set for Saturday against Chelsea

(Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando City lost its friendly exhibition match 3 - 1 against Arsenal at Exploria Stadium Wednesday evening.

While both City and Arsenal were neck-and-neck during the first half of the game with a 1 - 1 score, Arsenal eventually took the lead in the last 20 minutes of the game.

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Eddie Nketiah, Reiss Nelson and Gabriel Martinelli scored the three winning goals for the Arsenal (Nelson received an assist from Bukayo Saka), and Facundo Torres — assisted by Antonio Carlos — scored the City’s single goal.

The friendly comes as part of the Arsenal team’s U.S. tour, which is set to end Saturday with a match against Chelsea at Camping World Stadium before Arsenal’s return to the U.K.

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