Arsene Wenger felt the opening match of Arsenal's tour was a "good workout" after watching his side come from behind to beat a Malaysia XI 2-1 at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil.
Mohd Azmi Muslim had fired the hosts ahead with a fine 30-yard strike in first-half stoppage time. Wenger made the expected sweeping changes for the second half and, after missing several chances, the Gunners levelled with just four minutes left through 19-year-old German midfielder Thomas Eisfeld, then snatched victory when Benik Afobe's shot was deflected in.
"We played two sides and I felt both did well. The first half was played at a high pace and overall it was a good workout for us against a good Malaysian team," Wenger told a post-match press conference, published on www.arsenal.com.
Arsenal are thought to be closing in on the £16m capture of Spain and Malaga winger Santi Cazorla. The Euro 2012 champion has reportedly agreed personal terms with the Gunners, but Arsenal must negotiate a fee with the La Liga side before the move can go ahead.
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