[Video Goals] Malaysia XI 1-2 Arsenal: Eisfeld & Aneke Strike For Gunners

By on July 24, 2012

Arsenal had to come from behind to beat an impressive Malaysia side XI 2-1 on Tuesday thanks to late goals from youngsters Thomas Eisfeld and Chuks Aneke.

An experienced side including the likes of Vermaelen, Gervinho, Santos, Arteta, Diaby, Chamakh and Gibbs took to the field in the first half but were being well matched by the hard-working Malaysian side. After Santos missed two good opportunities to put the Gunners ahead, Malaysia took a shock lead when Mohamad Azmi Muslim unleashed  a thunderous 30-yard rocket just before half time that gave goalkeeper Vito Mannone no chance.

Arsene Wenger rang the changes at half time with Afobe, Aneke, Chamberlain, Walcott, Miyaichi, Bartley, Eastmond, Song, Eisfeld and Yennaris among the players given some playing time. Afobe missed a great chance to equalise in the second period when he couldn’t beat the keeper after being sent clear.

However, Arsenal finally levelled after some good work down the right by Yennaris, who squared for Eisfeld to make it 1-1 before Aneke won it with a deflected strike. Watch the goals below:

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11 Comments

  1. Wrams

    July 24, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Congratulations to the 2 young players that so deserved those goals. Come on Arsenal!!

  2. dude

    July 24, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Yennaris & eisfeld have great potential

  3. gunner357

    July 24, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    GOOD TEST BUT THE OX KEEPS LEAVING THE BALL BEHIND SO WE GOT THEO AN THE OX BOTH TO FAST FOR THERE OWN GOOD BUT MIYACHI IS CLASS!!!!!

  4. gunner357

    July 24, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    EISFELD TO FIRST TEAM PLEASE

  5. Tyler

    July 24, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    It looks like the Malaysian Arsenal fans were having a blast. They were able to root for both sides and cheer every goal.

  6. Domhuaille MacMathghamhna

    July 24, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    An Arsenal eclectic 11 met a Malaysian 11 wanting to please their fans….a win/win situation! Lets see how they do against Manure later this month!

  7. Mohamed

    July 24, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Estifield and aneke deserves first team players

  8. akulaa

    July 24, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Game of two halves. Malaysia won it during the 1st half. Arsenal got no excuse about fitness. Most of the Malaysian player are good muslims who observed fasting during the day. Its Ramadhan month. Thats why almost all 1st half players were replaced along the 2nd half. Looking at the stats, Malaysia were much better in term of goal attempts and on target attempts.

  9. Denis

    July 24, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    in arsene wenger we trust

    • Denis

      July 24, 2012 at 5:41 pm

      Season coming we will win one cup or 2

  10. Prof. Oyeboh. Razaq

    July 25, 2012 at 1:19 am

    Yeah Denis, you got it right. Arsenal are destined to win trophies this new season. I smell the Premier league and the European Champions League. Believe.

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