Arsenal’s pre-season tour of Scotland has come to an end.
The Gunners played two matches north of the border, losing 2-1 against Hibernian before twice coming from behind to earn a 2-2 draw against the reigning champions of Scotland in Rangers at the weekend.
Plenty of lessons were learned in both games, with players slowly getting their fitness back and building towards peak match sharpness ahead of the new season.
Mikel Arteta, whose Arsenal side face Brentford to kick off the new Premier League campaign next month, reflected on the trip to Scotland following his return to Ibrox.
“I think it was perfect, even the weather was something that we didn’t expect,” the Spaniard told reporters. “I think KT’s [Kieran Tierney] been really helpful with that. Everything.
“I think the way we’ve been treated by the hotel, the staff, the facilities, I think it was a really positive camp.”
Another positive from the game against Rangers has been spotted by Arsenal fans on Reddit.
Judging by the response from Gunners fans, it’s the type of pass they want to see more of from the Ghana international moving forward.
PlaybookProductsAlex said: “It’s simple yet insanely skilled. The pace and precision of the ball to cut the lines and find ESR on the edge of the box is top class.
“These passes create chances that don’t get put on the stat sheet.”
alsonlee said: “Insane pass that was. ESR did really well to control the ball coming at him at that pace as well.”
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AFCeng0 said: “We haven’t even seen half the player he actually is yet, next season is gonna be exciting if we get him a good partner.”
irondraconis said: “I love seeing Partey when he’s healthy. Here is hoping for a clean season for the whole squad!”
Great-Image said: “Sublime control from The Smith. The pass was very Kroos esque. Quality buildup.”