Take a bow Alex Iwobi!. The young Arsenal and Nigerian international star rescued a creditable draw in normal time for a much changed Arsenal against a strong Bayern Munich side in China with a fantastic header in the 94th minute. He also scored a great penalty in the shoot out which the Gunners won.
It had not looked like it was going to end up that way, especially in a first half which the Germans dominated. You could say that Arsenal rode our luck and could have been further behind at the break, especially after an incorrect offside decision cancelled out a Tolisso strike.
You could also say, however, that the penalty Lewandowski scored in the 9th minute was extremely soft and that both Ozil and Lacazette were unlucky not to score from open play. Having lost Per Mertesacker to illness just before the start Arsenal had a back three of Bielik, Elneny and Monreal and despite struggling at times they managed to frustrate a fluid Bayern attack including Ribery, with two massive helping hands from the brilliant Petr Cech.
The second half was more even but we did not create too much until Iwobi started and finished a sweeping move with Ramsey collecting a ball of vision and skill from the young Gunner and crossing it back for him to score. Elneny’s spot kick was saved but Martinez saved two and Sanches hit the bar so Arsenal claim a morale boosting win.
Well done lads!