Alex Song vs Andre Santos Arsenal penalty shoot-out
When your club hasn’t won a trophy for seven seasons, as a squad you could be excused for feeling the pressure going into the new campaign.
But that certainly isn’t the case at Arsenal despite the barren run of silverware, as Gunners defender Andre Santos and midfielder Alex Song enjoyed a relaxed game of penalties during the pre-season trip to Germany.
While the squad looked extremely laid-back at their European training camp, things will step up a gear on Sunday when Arsenal take on new signing Lukas Podolski’s former club Cologne in their last game before the season kicks off in earnest.
This friendly was part of the £11m deal that took the German forward to the Emirates, but the players seem to be in good spirits despite the forced nature of the visit to Podolski’s homeland.
Song looks like he could provide decent cover for Szczesny should the Pole get injured this season, whilst Santos’ panenka penalty was so close to being perfect.
And Arsenal fans will be glad to see their team looking on such a high despite the issue of Robin Van Persie’s future rumbling on.