Post-Match Report

Arsenal 5-1 PSG: How it happened

Guendouzi and Ozil celebrate

PSG -

Singapore National Stadium
International Champions Cup
International Champions Cup
  Arsenal
      
                  Ozil (13)
                   Lacazette (67
                   70)
                   Holding (87)
                   Nketiah (90)
            
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Arsenal
Ozil (13)
Lacazette (67
70)
Holding (87)
Nketiah (90)
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  PSG
      
              Nkunku (59 pen)
          
   crest
PSG
Nkunku (59 pen)

WHAT HAPPENED

Mesut Ozil marked his return to the pitch with a goal as we rounded off our trip to Singapore with a 5-1 victory against Paris Saint-Germain.

With much of the pre-match talk revolving around the German being named captain, the man himself wasted no time in taking centre stage.

With his every touch cheered to the rafters, Ozil opened the scoring with just 12 minutes gone after fine build-up play from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

With Matteo Guendouzi impressing once more, our slick attacking play was causing problems for PSG and Alex Iwobi came close to doubling our advantage, only to see his shot saved by Gianluigi Buffon.

Aubameyang also tested the legendary goalkeeper before the interval, while our own stopper, Bernd Leno, was called into action to push away a powerful Timothy Weah effort.

Mkhitaryan was next to have a go after being played in on goal, but Buffon was equal to his effort while Emi Martinez, on for Leno at the break, made an eye-catching stop to deny Christopher Nkunku.

But he could do nothing when, after Sead Kolasinac brought down Weah in the area, Nkunku slotted home from the penalty spot.

After a raft of changes, Alex Lacazette restored our lead after meeting birthday boy Emile Smith Rowe’s ball in from the right, before extending our advantage with a header from eight yards out.

There was still time for Rob Holding to send in a looping header from beyond the penalty spot to further extend our advantage.

Edide Nketiah then struck a fifth in added time to wrap up the scoring, the game and the tour, after six memorable days of meeting our fans in South East Asia.

Once more, it’s been an absolute pleasure Singapore. See you again soon.

 

Attendance: 50,308 (ICC Singapore record)

HOW IT HAPPENED

See how the match unfolded, and get the standout stats, by reading our comprehensive play-by-play commentary.

WHAT’S NEXT

We fly back to London after a hugely-enjoyable trip to Singapore, but we’re back in the air again in midweek as we jet off to Dublin to face Chelsea, before heading to Stockholm to take on Lazio on Saturday.

Attendance: 50308