Going forward, Arsenal just couldn’t really click into gear in the second half. However, Atletico also did not manage to take advantage of a glorious chance, failing to restore their lead when Guendouzi could not clear the ball in the six-yard box but Joaquin Munoz fired over the bar from point-blank range.
Ultimately, it was Smith Rowe’s brilliant second half strike that assured Arsenal their final 1-1 draw with Atletico but then went on to lose 3-1penalties. each of the penalty takers stepped up confidently to convert, which showcased the sheer potential of Emery’s new lineup. As always, the ICC is here to present the best of the best. The lineup may not have been what everyone was expecting or hoping for, knowing that the ICC comes hot on the heels of the World Cup, with some all star players requiring some rest. However, one must remember that the lineup presented tonight are the players of the future, with many of these players set to enter the English Premier League and the Spanish La Liga, and certainly, ones to watch out for in the upcoming season as all stars of the future.
The International Champions Cup takes place on 26th, 28th and 30th July 2018 at the National Stadium, Singapore. Tickets available from Sportshubtix. For more information, please visit www.internationalchampionscup.sg.