Bayern Munich continued their preparations for the new season with a 2-1 defeat against Arsenal in the United States. The Bavarians started well and had the first chance at the Dignity Health Sports Park but Thomas Muller could not convert David Alaba’s cross due to a superb save from Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno.
Germany international Mesut Ozil then forced Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer into a good stop at the other end as the first half produced few clear-cut chances. The English Premier League side took the lead through Louis Poznanski’s own goal but needed a hand from the onrushing Leno to deny former Arsenal forward Serge Gnabry in his first match against the Gunners since leaving the north London club in 2016.
Gnabry did have a hand in the leveller, curling a fine cross for Robert Lewandowski to head into the top corner. However, Arsenal’s young forward Tyreece John-Jules worked his way down the left side of the Bayern penalty box to cut the ball back for Eddie Nketiah to tap home the winner two minutes from time.