By James Agberebi:
Nigerian duo Alex Iwobi and Chuba Akpom were in the starting line-up for Arsenal who held French side RC Lens to a 1-1 draw in a friendly played inside the Stade Bollaert-Delelis in France on Friday.
It was Arsenal’s first pre-season friendly ahead of the 2016/2017 English Premier League season which kicks off in August.
While Iwobi later made way for Gedion Zelalem on 78 minutes, Akpom was replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain prior to the start of the second half.
Mattias Autret put RC Lens in the lead in the 38th minute.
But with eight minutes remaining, Oxlade-Chamberlain equalised for Arsenal.