Alexandre Lacazette scored on his debut with the Gunners in Sydney, in their 2-0 win over Sydney FC in a friendly game, but that’s not the only reason this match will be remembered.
Overall what we look for is to play at a good pace and to develop our collective game. For long periods in the game, was quite good for us. They were a tough opposition because they did fight for every ball
Arsene Wenger started saying in the Press conference after the match, before picking his Man of the Match.
At the end of the day I would say their goalkeeper was man of the match tonight
Arsenal’s manager said, referring to Andrew Redmayne, 28, who did his absolute best to keep the score as low as possible, with a series of fine saves.
What Wenger could not have expected, is what came next, as he was reminded that 12 years ago Redmayne had actually been in an Arsenal trial, aged just 16.
“You had him on trial. Do you remember you had him on trial at 16?”, a journalist asked the Frenchman, who first looked in disbelief, and once he realized that the journalist was being serious, he admitted
no, I don’t remember. I must say it’s been such a long time I’ve been at Arsenal, I do not remember all the trialists. If he was with us, we made a mistake!
the Frenchman said, half-smiling.