Hibs fans have taken no time to congratulate their side on an impressive win over English Premier League heavyweights Arsenal.

Martin Boyle and Daniel Mackay strikes either side of half-time sealed Hibs’ victory, Emile Smith-Rowe scoring for Arsenal before the end of the match. Quality from the opposition was shown in flashes but ultimately Hibs’ fitness proves decisive.

Hibernian v Arsenal - Pre-Season Friendly

Boyle netted. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

While not much can be read into pre-season friendly results, it is a morale-boosting victory for Hibs, beating one of the Premier League’s biggest sides in Arsenal. Top players like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang turned out for Mikel Arteta’s side but it was not enough to secure victory.

Head coach Jack Ross has some fitness issues to contend with, Hibs missing Josh Doig and Christian Doidge against Arsenal, amongst others. Hibs finish off their pre-season against Raith Rovers on Friday before their UEFA Europa Conference League campaign begins. Fans are enjoying this victory in the meantime.

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