Keepers seal win for Arsenal over Bayern

Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 20, 2017

With a number of Arsenal players missing in their clash with Bayern Munich after contracting food poisoning, Wenger was asked his thoughts on the new trend of club's travelling around the world for pre-season fixturs.

For the two sides involved, the game reeked of a pre-season affair as the expected level of intensity usually showcased by the two was missing. A mesmerising chain of play between Müller and Tolisso was concluded by Tolisso's goal being ruled offside.

The same patterned continued, though, with Rodriguez again finding space to shoot at goal and Cech stopping the shot.

He was largely anonymous during his second-half stint against Bayern, and after all these years is still somewhere between the fringes and the first-team. He suffered too much, he had to do it in Australia. Will we see Gibbs give up on Arsenal this summer?

In the second-half the mass of changes slowed the game down but Iwobi was one of the few bright sparks as he continued to try and make things happen. Bernat's low clipped ball into the box was headed towards Alaba.

Soon after it was Bernat's turn to challenge Arsenal's defence. In the 94th minute, the Nigerian worldwide Iwobi equalized for Arsenal after heading in the ball past Fruchtl and sent the match to penalties.

Iwobi's effort certainly grabbed the plaudits on social media - a medium often used to criticise the 21-year-old's drop in form last season.

Arsenal substitute goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez blocked two penalty kicks to become an unlikely hero after the match ended 1-1 in regulation time, reports Xinhua news agency. Elneny's turn came and his penalty was saved by Fruchtl.

But this time they managed to end their run of defeats and also managed something rare - beating a German side on penalties.

Goals were also hard to come by at the Hong Kong Stadium, where four Premier League teams took part in the Asia Trophy tournament.

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