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Arsenal 5-2 Benfica-Match Analysis



It wasn’t always pretty, but Arsenal started the Emirates Cup with a resounding victory over Benfica.

The visitors opened the scoring when Franco Cervi’s effort was deflected past his own keeper by Per Mertesacker.

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Two goals in eight minutes from Theo Walcott put the home side in front but Eduardo Salvio levelled before the break.

An own goal from Lisandro Lopez restored Arsenal’s lead before Arsene Wenger’s men pulled away with goals from Olivier Giroud and Alex Iwobi.