Arse­nal Wins Emi­rates Cup De­spite Los­ing to Sevilla


Alexan­dre La­cazette yes­ter­day scored a first home goal for Arse­nal since his £52m move from Lyon as the Gun­ners lost 2-1 to Sevilla but re­tained the Emi­rates Cup .

The France in­ter­na­tional, 26, tapped home fol­low­ing Alex Oxlade-Cham­ber­lain’s cross.

Sevilla had taken the lead through Joaquin Cor­rea, while Steven N’Zonzi’s long-range strike en­sured a 2-1 win.

But the Gun­ners still claimed the tro­phy on goals scored - de­spite Sevilla win­ning both their matches.

The La Liga side over­came Ger­many’s RB Leipzig 1-0 in their opener, while Arse­nal beat Ben­fica 5-2.

Each team earned a point for ev­ery goal scored, mean­ing the Gun­ners fin­ished top of the ta­ble.

La­cazette was taken off 10 min­utes after scor­ing against Sevilla as he ap­peared to be trou­bled by a leg in­jury, but man­ager Arsene Wenger said the change had noth­ing to do with that.

La­cazette’s first goal for his new club came against Syd­ney FC in their pre-sea­son opener.

Arse­nal face Chelsea in the Com­mu­nity Shield at Wem­b­ley on 6 Au­gust, be­fore start­ing the Pre­mier League sea­son against Le­ices­ter City five days later.

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