5 - 2
(HT 2 - 2)
29/07/17 Emirates Cup
T. Walcott 24', 32'
L. López 52' (own goal)
O. Giroud 64'
A. Iwobi 70'
F. Cervi 11'
E. Salvio 39'
Gunners got their Emirates Cup defence going with a 5-2 prevail upon Benfica on Saturday, Theo Walcott scoring a prop.
Theo Walcott hit a support as Arsenal showed they can adapt without Alexis Sanchez by beating Benfica 5-2 of every an engaging diversion in the Emirates Cup on Saturday.
Arsene Wenger's side are four-time champions and the ebb and flow holders of the pre-season competition, yet they needed to fight against eminent loss at a wet Emirates Stadium with Sanchez still missing after his Confederations Cup interest with Chile.
Franco Cervi put Benfica ahead in the eleventh moment, the Argentine's strike taking a vital twofold diversion off Arsenal skipper Per Mertesacker.
Determination from Sead Kolasinac soon gave an equalizer to the hosts, in any case, the new marking burglarizing Pizzi and chipping a cross for Theo Walcott to volley home.
Walcott included another after the half-hour stamp, opening in from short proximity after Kolasinac and Francis Coquelin consolidated on the left half of the case, yet Benfica leveled before the interim when Eduardo Salvio beat David Ospina with the guide of another diversion.
Yet, Arsenal demonstrated their predominance after the interim, Lisandro Lopez transformed Walcott's cross into the back of his own net before Olivier Giroud got on the scoresheet and teed up Alex Iwobi for the best objective of the diversion to finish the scoring.