Arsenal 1 vs Bayern Munich 1 (3-2 pens)

ALEX IWOBI snatched a stunning last-gasp equaliser before Emi Martinez’s shoot-out heroics.

Arsene Wenger’s side had been on the receiving end of a 5-1 thumping in the last THREE matches against Bayern.

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Arsenal players celebrates after beating Bayern in Shanghai
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Alex Iwobi celebrates with his Arsenal teammates after netting the leveler

But this time they managed to end their run of defeats and also managed something rare – beating a German side on penalties.

Earlier, they were behind to Robert Lewandowski’s penalty at Shanghai Stadium – and it was a dodgy spot-kick at that.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles was judged to have brought down Juan Bernat but it was harsh decision from ref Guan Xing.

After Lewandowski stuck away his pen it looked like the floodgates would open as Wenger had a makeshift defence.

Laurent Koscienly, along with Olivier Giroud, was ill and missed out, then Per Mertesacker pulled out through sickness right before kick-off.

Sead Kolasinac also went off ill before the break to leave Arsenal stretched.

Iwobi hits the deck after nodding an equaliser in injury time
Robert lewandowski netted from the penalty shot in the first half
Arsene Wenger caught the eye on Gunners bench with a pair of red Gunners trainers alongside new club coach and former keeper Jens Lehmann
Petr cech dives in vain as lewandowski fires in a spot kick

It meant a back three of Mo Elneny, Krystian Bielik and Nacho Monreal – but Bayern could not find a way past Petr Cech.

The Gunners keeper had one of his finest games against Bayern in the 2012 Champions League final and was on top form in this ICC friendly.

His best saves came from Thomas Muller’s deflected drive and two point-blank stops to deny James Rodriguez.

Alexandre Lacazette and Mesut Ozil both went through on goal but had their efforts saved by Tom Starke.

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