Considering the bland pre-season games Arsenal fans normally get, the meeting with Atletico Madrid in Singapore provided a lively and interesting first warm up to the season. The Gunners put out a strong side for Emery’s first big game and we were mostly dominant except for a period after we got our equaliser.
And what a goal from the young Emile Smith-Rowe to put us back on level terms. The penalty shootout was memorable only for the weakness of our shots, with only Maitland-Niles hitting the back of the net. But at least Petr Cech saved one….