Arsenal 2-1 AC Milan : Rossoneri beaten by Gunners at Dubai Super cup

Last Updated on 13/12/2022 by

In their second match of the Dubai Cup, Arsenal cruised to a 2-1 victory over AC Milan.

Although Arsenal had the majority of the early possession, the Gunners invited a lot of pressure with some sloppy backwards passing, almost leaving Gabriel and goalkeeper Karl Hein exposed.

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10 minutes into the game, Divock Origi came dangerously close to giving Milan the lead when he turned Rob Holding and unleashed a long-range shot that hit the crossbar and went over.

Martin Odegaard scored the game’s first goal with a direct free kick that found the bottom corner of Tatarusanu’s net just as Milan was seizing control of the situation.

Soon after, Origi should have tied the score with a header from a Sandro Tonali cross, but he missed the mark. Instead, Arsenal scored the game’s second goal. Reiss Nelson’s deflected shot just before halftime caught Tatarusanu off guard and gave the Gunners a comfortable lead at the break.

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After a sluggish first few minutes of the second half, Mohamed Elneny had a chance to score a third goal, but his shot was deflected off Odegaard and looped agonisingly over the bar. With about 12 minutes left, Milan created a tense finish to the game when Fikayo Tomori leaped highest from a Tonali free-kick to head the ball past Hein.

Although it was one of the few entertaining moments in the second half, Arsenal cruised to a comfortable victory before focusing on the penalty shootout for an additional bonus point.

First to take a shot, Cedric successfully converted. Brahim Diaz’s fourth penalty resulted in the first miss. After a string of goals, Matt Smith missed Arsenal’s fifth attempt, giving Milan the chance to tie the game. However, Rade Krunic dragged his shot wide, giving the Gunners the victory.


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