Arsenal player ratings: Joe Willock shows he is ready for the Prem but Mustafi and Kolasinac cause mayhem at the back against Bayern Munich

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ARSENAL began their International Champions Cup campaign with an impressive victory over Bayern Munich in Los Angeles.

Eddie Nketiah came off the bench to fire the Gunners to a 2-1 win after Robert Lewandowski had levelled Louis Poznanski's earlier own goal.

Arsenal player ratings: Joe Willock shows he is ready for the Prem but Mustafi and Kolasinac cause mayhem at the back against Bayern Munich3 Joe Willock proved he is ready for a chance in the Premier League against BayernCredit: Getty

But who shone for Unai Emery's men in the USA?

Here's how Sun Sport rated them:

BERND LENO – 7

Didn’t suffer in comparison with Manuel Neuer at the other end and is relishing the opportunity to wear the number one shirt. Terrific reflex save to deny Thomas Muller.

AINSLEY MAITLAND-NILES – 6

Important to get his confidence back after his Baku nightmare, he will take heart from this encouraging performance. Had a couple of lapses but overall he was steady. 6

SHKODRAN MUSTAFI – 4

Come back Koscielny, all is forgiven, because Mustafi is still causing mayhem at the back. His slack first-half pass led to a real Keystone Kops moment and then he totally misjudged Gnabry’s cross when Robert Lewandowski levelled for Bayern.

SOKRATIS – 7

Thunderous early tackle to halt Thomas Muller, there is no such thing as a friendly as far as he’s concerned.  Arsenal’s best defender, although that isn’t saying a lot.

NACHO MONREAL – 6

Looks far more comfortable at left-back than in central defence but he has clearly lost a yard of pace. It’s not hard to see why Arsenal are so keen to get Kieran Tierney on board.

GRANIT XHAKA – 6

Might have been wearing the captain’s armband but he didn’t exactly lead by example. Gave the ball away in dangerous positions but worked hard to make amends and generally shielded the back four well.

JOE WILLOCK – 8

With Torreira, Guendouzi and Elneny all absent, he is making the most of this opportunity to impress in central midfield and really got stuck in. The kid is clearly ready for the big Premier League step up. Very impressive.

Arsenal player ratings: Joe Willock shows he is ready for the Prem but Mustafi and Kolasinac cause mayhem at the back against Bayern Munich3 Mesut Ozil, with his new bleach blonde hair, impressed against BayernCredit: USA TODAY Sports
HENRIKH MKHITARYAN – 5

In his first appearance since missing the Europa League final, he started dreadfully but gradually grew into the game. The quality of his crossing still leaves a lot to be desired, though.

MESUT OZIL – 8

The Bleach Boy looked sharp, hungry and keen to make a point. Sublime control and first touch. Faded a bit late on, but if only he could play like this every week, no-one would be questioning his contribution. 8

PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG – 8

No sign of the knee injury which forced him out of training the previous day, he constantly stretched Bayern with his electric pace out wide. Ran the length of the pitch to tee up a chance for Ozil before his volley was turned into his own goal by Louis Poznanski.

ALEX LACAZETTE – 6

Arsenal created plenty of scoring opportunities, but not many of them fell to him. Didn’t see enough of the ball to make a real impact but he kept working to create spaces for his team-mates.

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SEAD KOLASINAC – 5

Looks as though he might have holidayed a bit too well this summer and struggled to cope with the speedy Serge Gnabry when he replaced Monreal at half-time. Better going forward, as always.

EMILIANO MARTINEZ – 6

Back from a successful loan spell at Reading and looking to establish himself as Leno’s back-up. Did well to thwart Gnabry but then flapped at a cross he didn’t need to come for.

ROBBIE BURTON – 6

Came on for Willock for the final 25 minutes and showed that he wasn’t going to be overawed in such salubrious company.

REISS NELSON – 6

The teenaged winger made a big impression on loan at Hoffenheim but now he wants to challenge for a regular place at Arsenal. Should have scored from Aubameyang’s cross but his shot was blocked.

Arsenal player ratings: Joe Willock shows he is ready for the Prem but Mustafi and Kolasinac cause mayhem at the back against Bayern Munich3 Granit Xhaka wore the armband for Arsenal in LACredit: Getty
TYREECE JOHN-JULES – 6

Beautifully times run and cross to set up Nketiah’s winner but missed a glorious stoppage time chance to make it 3-1.

EDDIE NKETIAH – 7

Showed great persistence to dispossess giant defender Niklas Sule and giot his reward with Arsenal’s 89th minute winner.

BUKAYO SAKA – 7

Only had eight minutes to make an impression but still managed to cause a few concerns for Bayern.

CALUM CHAMBERS – 7

Brought on for Mustafi to shore things up when Arsenal looked in danger of being overrun but his best contribution was the through ball which led to Nketiah’s last-gasp winner.

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