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.
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.
Its always easy beating the wee teams to be fair
— 🍃 James 🍃 (@___Mcintosh___) July 13, 2021
Easy win against some English farmers
— Steven Bell (@stevenbell134) July 13, 2021
Not getting carried away here but we’re winning the league
— Craig Healey (@CraigccHealey) July 13, 2021
Doing alright considering we all play in a tinpot league eh😅 even tho it’s a pre season it shuts up the arrogance from the premier league.
— jason (@jason63103978) July 13, 2021
Tin pit league but 🇳🇬😂😂
— TheMadHibee (@hibee_mad) July 13, 2021
Wasn’t really hard to spot who had been putting those extra hours in pre season. Good result lads👍🏼
— Built2last (@mad_hibby32) July 13, 2021
We’ve got to take heart from that when they are have first teamers like auba & maitland-niles playing 🇳🇬
— Cristoforo Campana 🇮🇹 (@chrisbell1987) July 13, 2021
Big Porto going home to find Lacazette and Aubameyang still in his back pocket
— Sean Adams (@LamppostSA) July 13, 2021
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