We’re only in pre-season but there’s still something satisfying about turning a last-minute deficit into a last-gasp win - especially against a strong team like Bayern Munich.
Emi Martinez applied the coup de grace with two saves in the penalty shootout but it was Alex Iwobi who made that possible with a headed equaliser in stoppage time.
“It was a great goal which started with Joe Willock,” reflected Arsene Wenger. “After that, Alex Iwobi gave a good ball to Aaron, Aaron produced a great cross and Iwobi got on the end of it. It was a great goal to score and overall it’s good for the confidence to win games in pre-season.”
Bayern was a notable step up in class after two warm-up games in Sydney, and it was a testament to our preparation that we kept going until the final seconds.
“We are here to prepare,” said the boss. “Not everything was perfect but we have to push ourselves because in the last two days we have done it. I expected the game to be even more difficult for us today physically, but many of the players are already in good shape.”
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