Arsenal vs Benfica: Gunners Win 5-2 To Go Top


Arsenal opened their 2017 Emirates Cup, with a comprehensive 5-2 victory over Benfica on Saturday evening.

The Gunners, who have won the competition four times in the past, went behind thanks to a deflected Franco Cervi goal. Theo Walcott netted a brace to give Arsene Wenger’s men the lead for the first time in the game.

However, the half finished 2-2, after Eduardo Salvio beat David Ospina with the aid of another deflection.

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After the break, Lisandro Lopez turned Walcott’s cross into the back of his own net, before Olivier Giroud got on the scoresheet with a fine volley.

Giroud then teed up Alex Iwobi for the fifth.

Arsenal now top with 8points – 3 points for the win and 5 points for goals scored.

Sevilla, who beat RB Leipzig 1-0 in the opening match, are second with four points.

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