Arsenal vs Chelsea: Iwobi's penalty gives Gunners victory


German centre-back Antonio Rudiger had powered home a header with less than six minutes on the clock for what looked like being the game's only goal, but the Blues were pegged back at the death and suffered defeat under Maurizio Sarri.

Here are the highlights as the match went to penalties and the Gunners survived a tense shootout to secure the win.

After five flawless spot-kicks apiece, Cech guessed right and pushed away a tame strike from Ruben Loftus-Cheek, allowing Alex Iwobi to step up to ensure Arsenal's ICC campaign ends on a high.

Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates.

Yet while Hudson-Odoi's rich talent offers hope for a bright Chelsea future, Sarri's most pressing task is to navigate the dysfunction that overshadows their present.

Unai Emery has named a strong side with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leading the line up front while Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan offer support in attack.

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Especially with Chelsea competing in the Europa League, there should be plenty of opportunities for Hudson-Odoi to get minutes under his belt this coming season.

Hector Bellerin conceded a penalty but his teammate Cech stepped up to make an important stop to deny Alvaro Morata.

Arsenal improved after the interval but purposeless passing from Emery's team did not threaten Chelsea, an unmarked Rudiger heading wide from Pedro's corner as Sarri's men sought a decisive second.

Alex Iwobi's introduction on 65 minutes brought fresh urgency to Arsenal, and the Nigeria global had shots saved by both by Caballero and his replacement Marcin Bulka. Morata stepped up but telegraphed his kick and Cech dived low to his right to smother it.

Chelsea will take on Manchester City on Sunday 5th in the Community Shield before the English Premier League officially starts the following weekend on Friday 10th.

In additional time, Bulka could stop Lacazatte's rebound shot from close range.