A poor Burgenland side were dispatched 10-2 with some ease by a rather talented young Arsenal XI. The quality of the football was high, and despite the game running out of steam in the second half, there were several very big positives to take from the game. Bendtner bagged four to Vela's hat trick, Wilshere a brace and Walcott a single strike.
Wilshere looks an absolutely class act, what fantastic jinking ability on the ball, a lovely balance and a great left foot, he was my pick for the man of the match. Vela and Bendtner were impressive, Vela for his sheer class on the ball and sweet left peg, Bendtner for his power and directness. Ramsey also has the kind of talent that you cannot coach, he reads the game like a book and always seems to have a lot of time on the ball. Denilson was quietly effective. None of the others disgraced themselves either, Lansbury and Traore worked hard in midfield, while the back four were rarely tested. The lapses in concentration in the second half can be excused given the situation and the substitutions.
Obviously it's a little foolish to read too much into these games, however one can certainly get a feel for the blatant, and to me Wilshere is one of those rare talents that does not come around very often, maybe he's a bit young and not quite physically ready for the first team, but I would be very surprised if he didn't make a few appearances later in the season. Ramsey and Vela look special prospects too. I just hope we can add a little bit more experience to the squad to compliment this gang of brilliant youths, the potential could then be unleashed to the full.