Arsenal have doubled their lead in today’s Premier League Asia Trophy game against a Singapore Select XI.
Jack Wilshere slotted home from the penalty spot on 60 minutes to put the Gunners 2-0 up in the semi-final of the pre-season tournament, after Chuba Akpom had broken the deadlock earlier on.
Singapore goalkeeper Izwan Mahbud had been in fine form for most of the match, but he could do nothing to stop Wilshere’s cool spot kick.
The award of the penalty was fairly questionable, as Matthieu Debuchy went down under minimal contact from Sirina Camara.
Arsenal may now fancy their chances of thrashing Singapore, perhaps even setting a new Asia Trophy record.
However, they still have a long way to go. Tottenham Hotspur currently hold the competition’s record for biggest ever win, having beaten South China 6-0 in the third-place play-off in 2013.
The Gunners – presuming they avoid an incredible comeback from Singapore – will play Everton in the Asia Trophy final on Saturday.
Everton beat Stoke City on penalties earlier today.