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Poll: Which Arsenal players win your ICC awards?

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Real Madrid v Arsenal - 2019 International Champions Cup Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images

Prior to the ICC matches, Arsenal took on the Colorado Rapids in Denver, CO. That’s right THE Colorado Rapids. A side primarily made up of the Arsenal Academy products rolled past essentially the Rapids’ backups 3-0.

Eddie Nketiah netted the late winner against Bayern Munich in Los Angeles as Arsenal kicked off the ICC with a win. Followed by a trip across country to Charlotte, NC to take Fiorentina. A youthful side controlled the match and once again Eddie Nketiah stole the headlines with a brace in the 3-0 victory.

Last night’s ICC finale with Real Madrid had all the ridiculousness of an over-presented preseason friendly. Two red cards, a PK bouncing off both posts, the Gareth Bale saga, and PKs to decide the winner. Because you can’t have a draw in the illustrious ICC.

Regardless of the results or competition, the US tour has been about evaluating the young academy talent, this summer’s only signing thus far, and getting an early idea of Unai Emery’s tactics and formations heading in 19/20. So who impressed you the most? Let’s have your vote:

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Who had the best showing overall?

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  • 51%
    Eddie Nketiah
    (103 votes)
  • 2%
    Bukayo Saka
    (4 votes)
  • 10%
    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
    (21 votes)
  • 8%
    Alexandre Lacazette
    (17 votes)
  • 27%
    Joe Willock
    (55 votes)
200 votes total Vote Now

Considering their performances during the US tour and the depth chart at their primary position, which young player do you think could break into the starting XI by the end of the season?

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Who has the best chance of earning a starting role during 2019/20?

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  • 22%
    Eddie Nketiah
    (43 votes)
  • 10%
    Gabriel Martinelli
    (20 votes)
  • 8%
    Bukayo Saka
    (17 votes)
  • 1%
    Robbie Burton
    (2 votes)
  • 56%
    Reiss Nelson
    (107 votes)
189 votes total Vote Now

Each of these four had lower expectations, based on their role with the squad or being unknown (Martinelli). Who stepped up the most?

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Which player did better than you expected?

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  • 19%
    Calum Chambers
    (36 votes)
  • 31%
    Emiliano Martinez
    (59 votes)
  • 24%
    Carl Jenkinson
    (46 votes)
  • 23%
    Gabriel Martinelli
    (44 votes)
185 votes total Vote Now

Arsenal continue their preseason this coming Sunday with the annual Emirates Cup. The Arsenal Women’s team takes on Bayern Munich, followed by the men’s team facing Lyon. Both matches can be seen on ESPN3 - 7:25 am ET for Arsenal Women and 10:10 am ET against Lyon.