Arsenal fought again to safe a 2-2 draw in opposition to Rangers in a preseason pleasant at Ibrox Stadium on Saturday, with new defender Nuno Tavares scoring his first purpose for the north London membership.
Leon Balogun opened the scoring early for Steven Gerrard’s Rangers earlier than Tavares equalised lower than 10 minutes later.
“Total I am actually happy with the efficiency. I believe we dominated the sport, we created so many possibilities — I counted about eight or 10 clear possibilities to attain — however this sport is set in each bins,” Mikel Arteta mentioned after the sport.
“We weren’t scientific within the opponent’s field and we conceded two targets from two corners, which had been the one possibilities that they had other than the counterattack from our personal nook.
“It is significantly better from the opposite day and also you inform that bodily we had been already higher within the second sport, the organisation was higher, individually they performed higher, however I actually preferred the collective understanding of the sport and the way we executed a number of issues we have been engaged on within the coaching pitch.”
Rangers gained a nook on 14 minutes. Balogun was left unmarked within the field and hit a robust header into the Arsenal web.
Left-back Tavares, who joined Arsenal from Benfica for round €8 million this summer season, benefitted from poor play from James Tavernier to steal the ball and strike it into Allan McGregor‘s web on 23 minutes.
Arsenal may have taken the lead by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the half hour mark however he failed to position his header on the right track.
As an alternative it was Rangers who pulled forward within the second half when Itten scored from a header throughout a set piece.
Nevertheless, Rangers had been unable to maintain Nketiah out a couple of minutes later when he secured the ball and struck a tough shot previous McGregor to stage issues.