Arsenal ended their tour of the United States in dramatic fashion.
Unfortunately, it was defeat for the Gunners in the end but they were just a step away from beating La Liga juggernaut Real Madrid.
And naturally, when two clubs of their pedigree clash, even if it’s a friendly match, tensions rise and players can let their emotions get the better of them – and that is exactly what happened in Washington DC.
Four goals, two red cards arrived before a penalty shootout was needed to determine the winner – all of that in a pre-season game. Los Blancos ended up victorious on the night but, despite the hectic course of the action, spirits between the two sets of players seemed to remain high in the aftermath of proceedings.
And that was evidenced on Sead Kolasinac’s Instagram page as he shared a brilliant snap with Karim Benzema.
Neither of the players were on the scoresheet but they played their parts as the teams said their goodbyes to Washington.
Arsenal will take on Lyon next in the Emirates Cup game in their own backyard this coming Sunday.