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Arsenal fans react as Marcelo Flores scores hat-trick

A number of Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to laud Marcelo Flores after the midfielder marked the opening day of the Under-18 Premier League campaign by scoring a hat-trick.

Flores – who arrived from Ipswich Town back in 2019 – scored on the opening day of last season as the Gunners beat Southampton. He went on to end the campaign with four goals.

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He was rewarded with his first professional contract in October last year.

The 17-year-old also made his under-23 debut on the final day.

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And he seems to have picked up where he left off.

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Flores bagged a treble as Arsenal beat Aston Villa 5-3 on Saturday. He broke the deadlock midway through the first-half. And he went on to score either side of the break to complete the hat-trick.

Of course, it has proved to be a difficult weekend for Arsenal fans. The first-team suffered an incredibly disappointing defeat to Brentford on Friday.

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News of Flores’s hat-trick and the under-18s’ win has cheered supporters up a little. And many have expressed their excitement for what lies ahead for the Canada-born starlet.

With that in mind, here is how some of the Arsenal fans reacted to the victory and Flores’s three goals…

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