Arsenal stars tour US Capitol building a day after thrashing MLS All-Stars 5-0 in Washington DC
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The Arsenal players made one more stop in Washington DC just before heading north to take on Manchester United in New Jersey.
The team took part in a guided tour of the US Capitol building on Thursday, with players pictured walking through the hallowed halls of Congress.
Players were treated to audio devices as part of the experience so they could hear more about the more than 200-year-old building.
The Gunners did just that after beating MLS’ best 5-0 in the 2023 MLS All-Star Game.
Arsenal scored early and often in the match – managing 16 shots and converting all five on target in a game that both sides took seriously.
Members of Arsenal’s first team visited the US Capitol while in Washington DC
Players are photographed on a guided tour through the halls and walls of Congress
Recognized some of the players walking the halls, taking pictures with them
It marked the debuts of new signings Jurien Timber, Kai Havertz and Declan Rice – Havertz scoring the final goal of the night.
It was a poor showing from the MLS All-Star team led by Wayne Rooney – who received the honor because his club was hosting the game.
Rooney hand-picked 12 of the 26 players on the roster – MLS commissioner Don Gerber picked two and the remaining 12 were voted on.
Throughout the night, Arsenal appeared the better side as Gabriel Jesus scored a superb goal in the fifth minute of the game.
Brazil’s shot from long range hit keeper Roman Burki’s right post and started the attack on goal.
Frenchman Leandro Trossard – who is set to take part in his first full season in an Arsenal uniform – scored a similar goal with a rocket into the top left corner.
Here, players are seen walking through the crypt of the US Capitol building
The tour also took them through the famous Capitol Rotunda in the middle of the building
Here, players were guided through the Old Senate Chamber, decorated in the style of the 1800s
The trip to the Capitol came a day after the Gunners thrashed the MLS All-Stars 5-0 in the nation’s capital.
St. Louis City SC defender Tim Parker opened the second half with an almost immediate penalty with a handball in the box.
Arsenal’s Jorginho stepped up and easily slotted home the effort to extend the lead to 3-0.
With Rowling’s substitutions, both sides emptied their benches almost or completely to give as many players as possible playing time.
That included Arsenal debutants Havertz, Timbers and Rice – all of whom arrived this summer in transfers worth around $257.97 million.
Havertz did well in their cross-and-volley challenge just one day after seriously struggling in the All-Star Skills Challenge.
Kai Havertz managed to score a goal on his debut with the club after struggling the previous night
After failing to manage a single goal in that challenge, Havertz managed to control his effort and volley it off his chest.
The German ran to the sideline with his arms outstretched in celebration.
Arsenal will face Manchester United in New Jersey at the MetLife Stadium on Saturday.
After that matchup, Arsenal traveled to Los Angeles to take on Barcelona in their final pre-season tune-up match.
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