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Daily Schmankerl: The aftermath of Bayern Munich vs. Arsenal; Kieran Trippier signs with Atlético Madrid; Matthijs de Ligt goes official with Juventus; Bayern scoping Brais Mendez; and MORE!

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Die Folgen: Bayern’s 2-1 loss to Arsenal (Bavarian Football Works)

Bayern Munich dropped a 2-1 decision to Arsenal in its opening match of the Audi Summer Tour for the International Champions Cup. Here are some quick hitters on the match:

  • While a friendly loss was nothing to be overly concerned about, there were some scary moments for the Bavarians. Manuel Neuer and Sven Ulreich were both shaky at times — mostly with their respective footwork and decision-making.
  • Fiete Arp turned in a pretty impressive debut as a left wing. Arp showed a good feel for the game out wide and displayed some excellent vision and passing. Arp had played as a wing in the past at times, but that had not been mentioned as part of the plan for Bayern. If the 19-year-old can contribute on the wing, it might help solve some lingering roster issues. Dare I say it...#ArpTrain!
  • Robert Lewandowski’s header was superb. It was a nice feed from Serge Gnabry, but “STORM TANK” deftly headed it home for Bayern’s lone goal.
  • Thomas Muller had a good opportunity in the first half playing as the squad’s striker, but Bernd Leno made a great save on the attempt.
  • Bayern youngster Louis Poznanski had a hand in both Arsenal goals, including an own goal. It’s probably best that he puts that game behind him as soon as possible.
  • Niklas Sule and Benjamin Pavard didn’t look 100% in sync last night, but it could have just been a product of the environment as the game was very choppy at times and players who normally make a big impact (Thiago Alcantara, Joshua Kimmich) did not really affect the game much.
  • Ryan Johansson looked far more comfortable last night than he did last summer during the International Champions Cup games.
  • Kinglsey Coman and Gnabry looked pretty dangerous as a wing tandem in the second half.
  • All that said, it was the first friendly for the season and there is a long way to go. Mostly, it was good just see Bayern back out on the pitch.

If you missed our Match Awards or Observations, give them a look:

Falk flexes a new rumor (@cfbayern)

Bayern Munich is reportedly kicking the tires on 22-year-old winger/attacking midfielder Brais Mendez of Celta Vigo.

Need more information on Mendez? Check this video out:

Trippier decides on future with Atleti (@atletienglish)

Despite speculation that he could land at Juventus or Bayern Munich, Tottenham Hotspur defender Kieran Trippier has signed with Atlético Madrid.

De Ligt goes official (@juventusfcen)

(Sounds of air horns, whistling, loud laughing, bottles clanging)

FINALLY! We can put one of the longest running rumors to bed as former Ajax center-back Matthijd De Ligt has officially signed with Juventus.

Hopefully that tweet is an attempt to be funny and not footage from his medical from earlier in the week.

Timossi Andersson injured (

In preparation for a career with the first-team, Bayern Munich youth forward Alex Timossi Andersson suffered an ankle ligament injury and will miss the start of the season.

The U19 of Bayern has to do without Alex Timossi Andersson for several weeks. The offensive player retired at the weekend in training a ligament injury in the ankle. Timossi Andersson will therefore miss Munich’s A youth at the start of the Bundesliga season on 11 August at home against FC Augsburg.

Alaba as Eddie Murphy? (@FCBayernEN)

Last year, it was Sandro Wagner and Renato Sanches doing a Miami Vice remake, but this year we’ve got David Alaba doing his best Eddit Murphy impression in a re-do of Beverly Hills Cop.

Frauen sign veteran outside-back (BBC)

The FC Bayern Frauen signed New Zealand international — and team captain — Ali Riley from Chelsea.

New Zealand captain Ali Riley has left Chelsea Women after a single season to join Bayern Munich. The 31-year-old wing-back arrived from Swedish club Rosengard last summer but suffered a foot injury in preseason. She was restricted to 17 appearances last term, seven of them starts.

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