Theo Walcott scored the only goal as Arsenal beat Wolfsburg 1-0 to win the Emirates Cup for the first time in five years -- with Petr Cech keeping a clean sheet on his first appearance at his new home.
England international Walcott has reportedly agreed a new contract with the Gunners and the 26-year-old hit the winner in a low-key 1-0 victory despite lacking a cutting edge in the first half.
Having hammered Lyon 6-0 24 hours earlier, Arsenal were favourites to win their own friendly competition.
Newcastle United are set to complete a move for Anderlecht defender Chancel Mbemba after the player agreed personal terms.
Mbemba, 20, will join former teammate Aleksandar Mitrovic, who arrived at St James' Park last week, and Netherlands international Georginio Wijnaldum, once his documentation has been processed.
The defender, who could cost the club as much as £9 million, developed in the Belgian league at E.S La Grace, Mputu and MK Etancheite before joining Anderlecht in 2012.
It's been a while since the words "optimism" and "Newcastle United" have been used in the same sentence on these pages.
Don't forget, only a month ago on Tyneside, many fans were still enduring a hangover from the close shave of avoiding relegation to the Championship. However, just a few weeks on from the frustrations that saw the club slow to flex their muscle in the transfer market this summer, Newcastle fans are feeling happier with the additions of Aleksandar Mitrovic and Georginio Wijnaldum...
Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Triaud has acknowledged Newcastle United are interested in Diego Rolan but dismissed suggestions Aston Villa could swoop for the Uruguay forward to replace Christian Benteke.
Rolan, 22, caught the eye last season with 15 Ligue 1 goals for Bordeaux, and Les Girondins would be willing to listen to offers of €20 million for the striker, whom they signed after he impressed for his country at the 2013 South American Youth Championship.
Triaud told media that Newcastle,...