17 Jul Rangers vs. Arsenal – Football Match Report – July 17, 2021
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.
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Rangers took the lead as soon as once more via Cedric Itten on 75 minutes earlier than Eddie Nketiah levelled for Arsenal eight minutes later.
“General I am actually happy with the efficiency. I feel we dominated the sport, we created so many probabilities — I counted about eight or 10 clear probabilities to attain — however this recreation 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 have been the one probabilities 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 have been already higher within the second recreation, the organisation was higher, individually they performed higher, however I actually favored the collective understanding of the sport and the way we executed quite a lot of issues we have been working on within the coaching pitch.”
Rangers received a nook on 14 minutes. Balogun was left unmarked within the field and hit a strong header into the Arsenal internet.
Left-back Tavares, who joined Arsenal from Benfica for round €eight million this summer season, benefitted from poor play from James Tavernier to steal the ball and strike it into Allan McGregor’s internet on 23 minutes.
Arsenal might have taken the lead via Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the half hour mark however he failed to position his header on goal.
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 have been unable to maintain Nketiah out a couple of minutes later when he secured the ball and struck a tough shot previous McGregor to degree issues.