Arsenal Player Ratings v Bayern Munich: Who impressed and who disappointed?

Theo Walcott cools off in a makeshift ice bath as Arsenal train in Shanghai's scorching heat

Bayern Munich dominated the game - and took the lead through a Robert Lewandowski penalty - but Alex Iwobi scored a late equaliser to take the game to penalties.

However, Iwobi had other ideas about the outcome of this high-profile pre-season friendly with his spectacular effort on the dot of full time to ensure the game was decided on penalties. "We are satisfied about playing a good game".

"Of course we didn't buy James to replace Thomas Muller", he said.

Arsenal were hit by food poisoning that, coupled with the severe 36 deg C heat in China, ruled several key players out, including Olivier Giroud and captain Per Mertesacker.

Even though Bayern Munich enjoyed another successful season last term winning the Bundesliga title, there was a lot of talk regarding the poor form of Thomas Müller, easily one of the most important players from the Allianz Arena outfit.




The future of the German worldwide, and that of Chilean star Alexis Sanchez, is in major doubt with both stalling over new contracts.

The Chile forward is a prime target for Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, with his desire being to join the former. "The decision is not to sell".

NAIJ.com understands that both teams are not new to each other as they have met previously in the Champions League severally.

The home defeat back in March will be the club's last match in Europe's top club competition, after they only managed to qualify for the Europa League for the upcoming campaign.

In such a scenario, SportBild have claimed that the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal, Juventus and Chelsea are interested in signing the star, who played a pivotal role in helping Germany win the World Cup.

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