Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger was thrilled by Alex Iwobi’s late equalizer in their preseason clash with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
The Frenchman described the goal as a great finish that boosted the confidence of the entire team and led to their victory in the penalty shootout.
Bayern were almost heading to victory after taking a 1-0 lead from the penalty spot in the ninth minute through Robert Lewandowski, but were stunned by the Gunners in the very last minute.
Iwobi, who was completely unmarked, got on the end of Aaron Ramsey’s cross to nod Arsenal level.on 90 minutes.
“It was a great goal,” Wenger told Arsenal official website. “It started with Joe Willock. After that, Alex Iwobi gave a good ball to Aaron. Aaron produced a great cross and Iwobi got on the end of it. It was a great goal to score and overall it’s good for the confidence to win games in pre-season.”
The match ended 1-1 in regulation time and led to a penalty shootout, which Arsenal won 4-3; and Wenger went on to praise the overall performance of his side against the German giants.
“We are here to prepare,” continued Wenger.
“Not everything was perfect, but we have to push ourselves because in the last two days we have done it. I expected the game to be even more difficult for us physically, but many of the players are already in good shape.”
The Gunners will play their next pre-season game on Saturday against Chelsea in Beijing.