Arsenal beat Japanese side Urawa Reds 2-1 in preseason friendly

Updated: 26 July 2013 20:37 IST

Chuba Akpom, who scored his fourth goal for Gunners on Asian tour, netted in the 82nd minute after Lukas Podolski put Arsenal ahead post half-time.

Saitama, Japan:

Chuba Akpom scored with eight minutes left to give Arsenal a 2-1 win over Japanese club Urawa Reds in a preseason friendly on Friday.

Second-half substitute Lukas Podolski gave Arsenal the lead in the 49th minute, converting a pass from Theo Walcott, before Yuki Abe leveled 10 minutes later for the hosts.

Akpom sealed the win in the 82nd when he slotted into an empty net after Urawa goalkeeper Norihiro Yamagishi couldn't control a ball lofted from Aaron Ramsey. It was Akpom's fourth goal of Arsenal's Asian tour.

Arsene Wenger's side beat Nagoya Grampus 3-1 on Monday.

Arsenal's Japanese import Ryo Miyaichi, who scored a penalty against Grampus, came on after halftime.

Topics : Football Mark Hughes Alex Ferguson Lukas Podolski Chuba Akpom Manchester City Arsenal English Premier League
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