Arsenal beat Bayern Munich in friendly despite bout of food poisoning

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Arsenal had lost 5-1 in their last two games against Bayern Munich

Arsenal beat Bayern Munich in a pre-season friendly in China, despite some players suffering food poisoning.

Per Mertesacker and Olivier Giroud missed the game in Shanghai, which Arsenal won 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in normal time.

New signing Sead Kolasinac, Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott played but struggled with illness.

“The doctor thinks it is food poisoning. I don’t know what they may have eaten,” said boss Arsene Wenger.

“We have a little virus in the camp.”

Robert Lewandowski put Bayern ahead after eight minutes, before Alex Iwobi scored a 93rd-minute equaliser.

The game was played in temperatures of 36C and Wenger said the conditions had been “a bit of a shock”, after arriving from Australia where it was “freezing”.

Elsewhere, Leicester beat West Brom 7-6 on penalties in the Premier League Asia Trophy in Hong Kong after the game finished 1-1 in normal time.

Jay Rodriguez, who joined West Brom from Southampton for £12m, marked his Baggies debut with a stunning strike in the ninth minute, before Riyad Mahrez equalised.

Leicester will play Liverpool in the final on Saturday, after Jurgen Klopp’s side beat Crystal Palace 2-0, with new signing Dominic Solanke and Belgian forward Divock Origi scoring.

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