Fans baffled by Arsenal taking part in shootout after win over Lyon

Fans left baffled by Arsenal taking part in shootout after convincing 3-0 win over Lyon in friendly… with the Gunners securing victory on spot-kicks too after the worst Panenka EVER!

  • Gabriel Magalhaes, Eddie Nketiah and Fabio Vieira scored in the 3-0 win
  • Arsenal claimed a bonus point after winning 2-1 in a penalty shootout in Dubai
  • Gunners will face AC Milan in their second Dubai Super Cup match on Tuesday

Fans were left bemused after Arsenal and Lyon held a penalty shootout despite the Gunners running out 3-0 winners.

First-half goals from Gabriel Magalhaes, Eddie Nketiah and Fabio Vieira secured victory for Mikel Arteta’s side on Thursday.

Despite the convincing win, the two sides still held a penalty shootout in the first of their Dubai Super Cup fixtures.

Gabriel Magalhaes headed Arsenal into an early lead from a Martin Odegaard corner

This left fans confused as one tweeted: ‘Someone pls enlighten me. Why do they have to have to play penalty shootouts when Arsenal have won the game 3-0 on normal time. I’m confused.’

A second said: ‘Despite winning 3-0, Arsenal’s game against Lyon has gone to a penalty shootout due to the tournament’s bizarre rules.’

And a third added: ‘Wait how did Arsenal win 3-0 then go to penalties? I’m so baffed someone explain.’

Arsenal secured a bonus point by winning a penalty shootout 2-1, with goalkeeper Karl Hein making four saves in a low-quality contest.

Eddie Nketiah was on target as Arsenal cruised to a 3-0 win over Lyon in the Dubai Super Cup

The worst penalty was saved until last as Rayan Cherki’s Panenka was caught by Hein, with the Estonian making his fourth save.

And fans were not impressed. 

One fan tweeted: ‘Probably the worse penalty shoot out ever seen.’

A second said: ‘I’ve just seen some of the worst penalties from both teams, worse than Spain against Morocco.’

Fabio Vieira, right, scored a stunning third as Arsenal dominated Lyon in the first half

A third added: ‘Tell me the penalty shootout was a joke.’ 

The result gives Arsenal four points at the start of the friendly competition, which also features Liverpool and AC Milan.

Arsenal will face the Italian champions on Tuesday before flying back to London to continue their preparations for the resumption of the Premier League season.

Karl Hein saved four Lyon penalties as Arsenal secured a bonus point with a 2-1 shootout win 

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