Well apart from a bit of dodgy defending I think that Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players will be well pleased with how the first day of the Emirates Cup competition went today. The Gunners put five past the Portuguese champions Benfica to secure an impressive and confidence building victory.
With a point gained for every goal scored the Gunners are in a fine position to lift our home trophy tomorrow as we play the Spanish side Sevilla who won their own game by 1-0. We had to come from behind though, as a big deflection off Per Mertesacker gave Benfica an early lead against the run of play, but not for long.
Arsenal roared back and were soon ahead from a well taken brace by Theo Walcott, with new signing Kollasinac playing a key role in both, but then a comedy of errors at the back from Mertesacker and young Maitland-Niles presented another chance and after another big deflection we were level again.
Arsenal soon put that right after the break with a great move and ball across the box from Theo leading to an own goal, with Giroud ready to tap in anyway. The big Frenchman soon scored his goal with a fine finish and then set up Iwobi to complete the scoring and give Arsenal fans a happy day.