Report: Benfica 2-1 Arsenal
Arsenal ended an indifferent pre-season in defeat as Benfica secured the ‘Eusebio Cup’ with a 2-1 win on their home turf.
The Gunners began the opening half in impressive fashion as Van Persie celebrated his birthday (and a prolific 2011) with yet another goal to put the visitors ahead.
Cruising into the second half, Arsene Wenger made several changes to his line-up, introducing more fringe players. And Pablo Aimar capitalized off some sluggish defending to pull the hosts level.
With the Gunners now rattled, Nolito then struck a second goal for Benfica as Arsenal completed their pre-season with yet more question marks.