It doesn't happen very often, but when it comes to satisfying moments in football, there's nothing quite like an indirect free-kick to set your pulses racing.

In this afternoon's pre season friendly between Arsenal and Western Sydney Wanderers, a rare but incredible set piece gave me great pleasure.

I don't know if this is just me but, watching 11 players on a line, trying to defend a free-kick is so fulfilling. Please say this isn't just me?

Arsenal tried to defend the set piece but despite having their full squad on the line, the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Nacho Monreal couldn't help goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez this time round.

They may have blocked it first time around, but this happened. How?!

Credit: Arsenal FC

Although they conceded a very soft goal by Steve Lustica, Arsene Wenger's side managed to record an impressive 3-1 win against Western Sydney Wanderers.

Olivier Giroud, Aaron Ramsey and Mohamed Elneny found the scoresheet as the Gunners prepare for another season in the Premier League.

Earlier in the week, it didn't take Alexandre Lacazette long to make his mark at Arsenal.

The Frenchman, who arrives at the Gunners as the club's record signing from Lyon, was named as a substitute for Arsenal's first pre-season friendly against Sydney FC.

But the £45 million man entered the fray in the second half, with Arsenal leading 1-0 through a brilliantly-taken goal from captain Per Mertesacker, and it didn't take him long to open his account for Arsene Wenger's side.

In the 34rd minute, Alex Iwobi darted down the right flank and picked out the 25-year old, who supplied a composed finish before wheeling away in celebration. It took him just 15 minutes to notch his first goal for the club.

Credit: Arsenal FC

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Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He dabbles in all things sport. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt.

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