July 29, 2007 / 6:24 PM / 12 years ago

Van Persie wins Emirates Cup for Arsenal

Arsenal's captain William Gallas lifts the Emirates cup after winning the Emirates Cup soccer tournament in London July 29, 2007. Dutch striker Robin van Persie scored a superb late goal to give Arsenal a 2-1 win over Italian champions Inter Milan on Sunday. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

LONDON (Reuters) - Dutch striker Robin van Persie scored a superb late goal to give Arsenal a 2-1 win over Italian champions Inter Milan and victory in the pre-season Emirates Cup tournament on Sunday.

Arsenal’s hopes of winning the two-day event played at their Emirates Stadium suffered a setback in the 62nd minute when Honduran striker David Suazo headed Inter in front.

But Belarus midfielder Alexander Hleb soon levelled and Van Persie won it with a fine solo goal, firing home an angled shot to match their 2-1 win over Paris St Germain on Saturday.

The hosts’ victory came after PSG beat Valencia 3-0 in Sunday’s opener, courtesy of goals from Ivorian Amare Diane and French strike partner David Ngog in the opening half-hour.

Peguy Luyindula, who scored against Arsenal on Saturday, added the Parisians’ third in the 85th minute, six minutes after coming off the bench to replace Ngog.

Valencia had started out with a 2-0 win over Inter the day before.

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