Arsenal and Barcelona continue to exchange goals, resulting in a 2-2 tie in the preseason match. Arsenal’s Odegaard and Barcelona’s Havertz both score headers to level the game. Arsenal then takes the lead with a fortuitous goal from Saka and a superb finish by Trossard. Menden adds to Arsenal’s lead with his second goal, while Torres scores for Barcelona. Martinelli seals the victory for Arsenal, ending the match with a 5-3 scoreline.
Arsenal makes four changes to their team, with Jesus leading the line and Stuart Robson in the central midfield. Junior Desk plays at right-back despite an uncertain future at the club. Robert Lewandowski scores the first goal for Barcelona after beating Saliba for pace. There’s an exchange of goals with Christensen making a mistake that leads to Arsenal’s equalizer through Saka’s finish. A penalty is awarded to Arsenal after a handball, but Saka misses the opportunity to put his team ahead. Barcelona takes the lead again through a deflected goal from Rafinha, as Ramsdale struggles to react in time.
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Arsenal and Barcelona are tied at 2-2 in the preseason match. Arsenal’s Martin Odegaard scores the first header of the game, but it falls nicely for Barcelona’s Kai Havertz who finishes it to make it 2-2. Both teams continue to switch the ball and create chances, with Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka taking a header that results in a fortuitous goal for Jesus. Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele tries to equalize, but his shot goes over the bar. Then, Arsenal’s Leandro Trossard finds the back of the net with a superb finish, giving Arsenal the lead for the first time in the match. Both teams are playing passing football, with Arsenal showcasing their ability to create chances from a long kick from the goalkeeper. Overall, Barcelona had been getting the better of Wenger’s Arsenal in this encounter.
Arsenal’s Menden scores his second goal of the match, making it 4-0 for Arsenal. This goal comes from a great switch of play by Tierney and a brilliant finish by Menden. Shortly after, Ferran Torres scores for Barcelona, taking advantage of a mistake by Arsenal’s substitute Holdini. However, Arsenal quickly responds with a goal from Martinelli, sealing their victory and ending the match on a high note.