Eddie Nketiah the hero as Arsenal beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in California

The Premier League side prevail over the Bundesliga champions in International Champions Cup friendly

Eddie Nketiah, right, celebrates with Arsenal teammate Tyreece John-Jules after netting their winner against Bayern Munich. AFP
Eddie Nketiah, right, celebrates with Arsenal teammate Tyreece John-Jules after netting their winner against Bayern Munich. AFP

Eddie Nketiah scored a late goal for Arsenal to beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in their opening clash of the International Champions Cup at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California on Wednesday.

After a scoreless first half, the Gunners took the lead in the 49th minute when Bayern left back Louis Poznanski steered the ball into his own net.

The German champions, however, were back on level terms in the 71st minute when Robert Lewandowski nodded home Serge Gnabry's cross.

Both teams had chances to take control late before Arsenal's Tyreece John-Jules won possession and provided a nice cross to Nketiah to score the winner with two minutes remaining.

The International Champions Cup features 12 teams playing friendly matches in venues in North America, Europe and Asia.

Published: July 18, 2019 11:51 AM

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