Arsenal 5-1 PSG: Alexandre Lacazette scores twice, Mesut Ozil additionally nets
Substitute Alexandre Lacazette scored twice as Arsenal thumped Paris St-Germain 5-1 in Singapore.
Lacazette flicked in a end from Emile Smith-Rowe’s cross and headed house his second within the pleasant.
Mesut Ozil, who stop worldwide soccer after the World Cup, captained the Gunners and stroked within the opener, whereas Rob Holding headed within the fourth and Eddie Nketiah scored the fifth.
Christopher Nkunku had briefly levelled for PSG with a second-half penalty.
The spot-kick was awarded after Sead Kolasinac tripped Timothy Weah within the field, however Arsenal ran away with the sport thereafter.
New Gunners supervisor Unai Emery had stated he desires “5 captains” in his crew this season and handed the armband to midfielder Ozil on this event.
Ozil cited “racism and disrespect” over his Turkish roots in his determination to name time on his Germany profession however repaid his membership supervisor’s religion by changing from Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang’s cutback.
Ozil was certainly one of 5 gamers changed simply after the hour mark, and two of these approaching – French striker Lacazette and English defender Holding – each discovered the web, as did Nketiah with a cool strike late on.
Lacazette stated: “This may give us some confidence and we want this after final season and we’re blissful after scoring 5 objectives immediately.”
Veteran Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon began the sport for Ligue 1 champions PSG after becoming a member of in the summertime from Serie A winners Juventus, and the 40-year-old reacted sharply to disclaim Alex Iwobi and Aubameyang.
Arsenal will proceed their pre-season marketing campaign towards London rivals Chelsea in Dublin on Wednesday.