Didier Drogba, Galatasaray
Emirates Cup Final : Arsenal 1-2 Galatasaray
Although FC Arsenal were the favorites to win the Emirates Cup this year, they were defeated by Galatasaray.
Didier Drogba returned to battle the Gunners and his brace earned the Emirates Cup for the Istanbul side.
On Day 1, Arsenal had drawn with Rafael Benitez's Napoli in the first game and Galatasaray defeated FC Porto in the other game. In the Day 2 finale, the Gunners and Galatasaray faced off to battle for the trophy resulting in a 2-1 win for the Cimbom.
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Wenger has high hopes for Yaya Sanogo in the season ahead.
‘Yaya Sanogo – he has not made headlines. Why? Because he is not 50 - 100 million. I’m quite confident he will make them soon on the pitch, said Wenger. ‘Sanogo will surprise you, because your expectation doesn’t look to be high. He will not surprise me because my expectation is very high. He’s a top class striker.’
Emirates Cup Squads
Arsenal: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Sagna, Mertesacker, Gibbs (Miquel 69), Arteta, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla (Zelalem 61), Walcott, Sanogo (Giroud 61). Subs Martinez, Koscielny, Podolski, Akpom
Goals: Walcott 38
Galatasaray Muslera: Semih, Riera, Chedjou, Eboue, Melo (Sarioglu 66), Engin Baytar (Gulselam 32), Altintop (Colak, 45), Amrabat, Elmander (Drogba 45) Umut Bulut (Sneijder 45). Subs Nounkeu, Balta, Kazim-Richards, Kilic, Kurtrlus, Iscan
Goals: Drogba pen 79, 88