Dembele double secures Lyon win over Arsenal in Emirates Cup


Arsenal were defeated 2-1 by Lyon in the Emirates Cup on Sunday afternoon.

A second-half double by Moussa Dembele gave Lyon victory at the Emirates after Arsenal were made to regret missed chances.
Arsenal had taken the lead through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after a barrage of chances in the first 45 minutes but the French side rallied after half-time to emerge victorious.

The home side had thought they had restored the lead at 1-1 only for the officials to deem new signing Gabriel Martinelli offside when poking home from close range.

Lyon’s changes worked as Houssem Aouar and Dembele were influential in flipping their fortunes, Frenchman Dembele showing excellent composure in finishing his two chances and displaying the attributes that have seen him linked with Manchester United in recent windows.

Arsenal will be bitterly disappointed to lose after such an encouraging performance for so long as they now look ahead to their last two pre-season fixtures against Angers and Barcelona before the Premier League season kicks off.


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