Arsenal beat Angers 4-3 on penalties after they came from behind to draw 1-1 at the Stade Raymond-Kopa on Wednesday. Henrikh Mkhitaryan was the only player to miss an Arsenal spot-kick during the shootout, but former midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide saw his decisive effort saved to decide the fixture.
Angers took a surprise lead at their home stadium and went ahead through Farid El Melali, who took the ball around Emiliano Martinez before finishing past the Arsenal stopper with aplomb.
Reiss Nelson supplied the equaliser for Arsenal not long after half-time and netted his first pre-season goal from close range to spare the Gunners’ blushes.
Another good pre-season test ?
Thanks for having us, @AngersSCO – and all the best for this season in @Ligue1Conforama ?
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) July 31, 2019
Mkhitaryan missed a spot-kick during the shootout, but former Arsenal midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide saw his decisive effort saved by Emiliano Martinez to decide the fixture for the Gunners – 4-3 on penalties.
Arsenal travel to the Camp Nou to face Barcelona in the Joan Gamper Trophy on Sunday, while Angers will focus all their attention on the Ligue 1 season opener against Bordeaux on Saturday, August 10.