In an intense match at the Emirates Cup, Arsenal emerged victorious on penalties after a thrilling 1-1 draw against AS Monaco in north London. Youssouf Fofana gave Monaco the lead in the 31st minute, but Eddie Nketiah equalized for Arsenal just before halftime. Both teams had chances to secure a win during the second half, but the match ultimately went to a penalty shootout. Monaco’s Takumi Minamino was the only player to miss, and Aaron Ramsdale’s strong save sealed the win for Arsenal. Substitute Gabriel Magalhaes stepped up to score the decisive penalty, securing a 5-4 victory for the Gunners and boosting their morale ahead of the Community Shield clash with Manchester City at Wembley.
Monaco started strongly, but Arsenal’s attacking efforts paid off when Nketiah found the net. In the second half, both teams continued to press, but neither could find a winning goal. The shootout brought thrilling drama, and Arsenal emerged triumphant, providing a positive start to the season with new signings Declan Rice and Jurriën Timber making appearances. Despite missing Gabriel Jesus due to injury, Arsenal showcased their depth and determination, leaving fans eager for the upcoming challenges in the new campaign.