Hibernian 2-1 Arsenal: The Gunners' first pre-season friendly match ends in a defeat 
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Hibernian 2-1 Arsenal: The Gunners' first pre-season friendly match ends in a defeat 

Hibernian beat Arsenal 2-1 in their first pre-season friendly match played on Tuesday. 

Arsenal got an early chance, but Eddie Nketiah could not capitalize as he missed a sitter. Hibernian's backpasses backfired as Paul Hanlon failed to keep the ball and Nketiah grabbed the chance. The Arsenal man was left one on one with Matt Macey, tried to place it on the right but his shot went wide. 

Out of nowhere, Hibernian took the lead through Martin Boyle following a horrible mistake at the back. Cedric Soares played the ball back to Okonkwo who missed the clearance leaving Boyle with an empty net, and gave the Scottish side the lead.

In the second half, Arsenal went close to equalizing as Thomas Partey's freekick outside the box struck the crossbar. 

In the 69th minute, Hibernian doubled their lead, from a corner that was headed in by Daniel Mackay. 

Arsenal then failed to reduce the deficit from a penalty kick after Nicolas Pepe was brought down. Pepe stepped up but his effort was saved. 

In the 82nd minute, the Gunners finally scored through Smith Rowe, who tapped in from a cross. 

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