An emphatic scoreline, but Arsenal haven’t been devastatingly good and PSG haven’t, their defending aside, been devastatingly bad.
This is a very young PSG side without most of their key players. It probably means nothing, but it’s always nice to win 5-1 eh?
Unai Emery’s side bounce back after they were beaten in a penalty shootout by Atletico Madrid in their opening International Champions Cup match.
And the Spaniard faced his old employers at the New Singapore National Stadium, with star man Mesut Ozil lining up his first appearance since the World Cup.
Captain Mesut Ozil gave Arsenal the lead in the 12th minute when he finished off Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s cross but Christopher Nkunku levelled from the penalty spot on the hour mark.
Lacazette then netted twice in four minutes with Rob Holding and Eddie Nketiah adding late strikes as Unai Emery’s side took control of the friendly as the manager secured victory against his former club.
MATCH FACTS AND STATISTICS
Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Sokratis, Mustafi, Kolasinac, Elneny, Guendouzi, Iwobi, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Aubameyang
Goals: Ozil 12, Lacazette 67, 71, Holding 87, Nketiah 90+4
Subs not used: Cech, Ramsey, Lacazette, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Chambers, Mavropanos, Lucas, Nelson, Nketiah, Osei-Tutu, Smith Rowe, Willock, Martinez
Paris Saint-Germain: Buffon, Georgen, Rimane, Nsoki, Mbe Soh, Diarra, Berndede, Rabiot, Toufiqui, Nkunku, Weah
Goal: Nkunku 60 (pen)
Subs not used: Trapp, Lo Celso, Sissako, Zagre, Fressange, Cibois, Bahebeck, Postolachi.