Gabriel Jesus has continued his impressive goalscoring form since joining Arsenal in the summer

Chelsea 0-4 Arsenal: Gunners seal victory in Orlando as Gabriel Jesus continues to score

It was Orlando, it was July and the joke about the Florida Cup being played in the town of Disneyworld and Mickey Mouse is obvious.

But let’s be clear – despite this being a pre-season kick – Arsenal are already a million miles ahead of Chelsea in the race to the magic kingdom of the top four.

As they cross the Atlantic on their way home, Mikel Arteta could be forgiven for ordering a glass of wine or two. Thomas Tuchel may want to press the recline button on his flat bed. Unfortunately, when he wakes up, it won’t have been a bad dream.

Gabriel Jesus has continued his impressive goalscoring form since joining Arsenal in the summer

Arsenal scored four, Chelsea scored none. It could have been more. Those from North London seemed balanced, crisp and cohesive. Those in the west looked like a mob.

Fine first-half goals from a bubbly Gabriel Jesus and Martin Odegaard killed what rarely felt like a contest. Bukayo Saka’s tap-in in the second half and Albert Sambi Lokonga’s header added some justice to the scoreline.

They will rightly be wary of false dawns at the Emirates, but this looks like a focused team that – if they can stay injury-free – exudes creativity.

In £45million Jesus, a man who was constantly inconsistent at Manchester City, they seem to have found someone to convert the many chances they create.

The Brazilian pulled off a nice dink to get the better of Edouard Mendy in the first half

The Brazilian pulled off a nice dink to get the better of Edouard Mendy in the first half

On the left, former Jesus City team-mate Oleksandr Zinchenko, full of shrewd runs and interceptions, looked like he had played for the Gunners for years. In fact, he was making his debut.

You get the impression that Tuchel wasn’t a huge fan of Chelsea’s journey, which saw them cross time zones and intense heat.

It also feels like he hasn’t been a huge fan of his team’s laborious performances. The German tore his players apart after their lackluster penalty shoot-out loss to Charlotte FC and did it again here, gesticulating furiously from the bench.

Fitness may have played a key role and Arsenal, with one more game under their belt, looked sharper. But when Tuchel must find answers with the countdown to the start of the season. It seems obscene, given the amount of money Chelsea have spent on forwards, that they still need them.

And yet here we are. The new American owners of the club present, beyond reproach in a situation which would be comical if it were not so serious, have every right to feel aggrieved. It’s very, very early days but for at least one night Raheem Sterling didn’t have the same impact as Zinchenko in the 45 minutes they both spent on the pitch.

Thomas Tuchel was visibly unhappy with his Chelsea side after the first 45 minutes

Thomas Tuchel was visibly unhappy with his Chelsea side after the first 45 minutes

Except for the lack of aggression and the insults from the stands, it looked like a real game and for the 63,811 who flocked here, it was. There’s a lot of snobbery about bringing US national football to the UK and there shouldn’t be. This is a fully informed, loyal and passionate fanbase.

The vast majority of those present had taken flights and booked expensive hotel rooms to be here. On Saturday night, Irish bars in downtown Orlando were filled with fans of both clubs, with no problems.

Just like with NFL games at Wembley, bringing the game to a global stage shouldn’t be sniffed at in an arrogant way. The Camping World Stadium was split into boisterous red and blue halves, The Liquidator blared from the loudspeakers and Gunnersaurus happily mooned Chelsea supporters ahead of kick-off. The match will long be remembered by those who rarely have the chance to see their team in the flesh, especially those in red.

Arsenal had beaten Everton and Orlando City and came out the fresher of the two. Any hint that it might just be a kickabout was quickly dealt with when Sterling slammed former teammate Jesus pretty much from the kickoff. Perhaps belated retribution for the chances he missed while the pair were at the Etihad.

Arsenal fans made their voices heard throughout the match at Camping World Stadium in Florida

Arsenal fans made their voices heard throughout the match at Camping World Stadium in Florida

From a lost corner of Chelsea, Arsenal surged forward, with Gabriel Martinelli playing Saka who runs at the legs of Edouard Mendy.

Earlier in the tour, Mendy had advised of reporters’ suggestions that he could work on his cast. If he was your postman, you might want him fired. Twice in the space of two minutes, poor clearances put his side under pressure but it was Trevoh Chalobah whose error proved fatal when he strayed a pass into Granit Xhaka’s path who, d a touch, played in Jesus.

Showing a composure rarely seen at City, the Brazilian moved calmly towards Mendy before delicately chipping away at the Frenchman to put the Gunners ahead and score four goals in four pre-season appearances.

Tuchel jumped off the bench angrily and at the drink break, he started again, gesticulating at his side.

The Gunners' final pre-season fixture will see them face Sevilla in the Emirates Cup

The Gunners’ final pre-season game will see them face Sevilla in the Emirates Cup

It seemed to make little difference. In the 36th minute, the lead was doubled when Martinelli slipped the ball for Odegaard who took a throw-in, turned and drilled an immobile Mendy inside his far post. It started with a kick from Mendy.

A Reece James cross that eluded everyone – perhaps underscoring how badly Chelsea needed a striker – at least showed a sign of life, while Mason Mount hit a post with the final effort of an unbalanced half.

A boring second start, which had the crowd reaching for the Mexican wave, lasted 20 minutes before Arsenal made it three. Both Martinelli and Xhaka saw shots saved by Mendy before Saka, looking oddly offside, stepped in.

Michy Batshuayi, whose wasted opportunity on this tour was a sight to behold, walked away soon after. Just when those of a Chelsea persuasion may have reached for the bottle, it was announced that the stadium had suspended alcohol sales. It was that kind of night for them. The situation escalated when Lokonga headed in Cedric’s precise cross in injury time. At least £34m, Kalidou Koulibaly got his first few minutes.

Both parties were due to take off at similar times for London. Arsenal will likely win this race too.

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