Arsenal 5-1 Benfica: Yaya Sanogo scores four in Emirates Cup

Yaya Sanogo
Sanogo struggled with a back problem for much of last season following his free transfer from Auxerre

Yaya Sanogo scored four times as Arsenal beat Benfica 5-1 in the Emirates Cup.

The French striker, 21, failed to find the net in 14 appearances last season but caught the eye as Benfica were swept aside at Emirates Stadium.

Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell was also on target for the Gunners, for whom Alexis Sanchez and Calum Chambers made their debuts.

In the tournament's early kick-off, Monaco drew 2-2 against Valencia.

Yaya Sanogo and Joel Campbell
Yaya Sanogo and Joel Campbell are both hopeful of breakthrough seasons at Arsenal

Chile forward Sanchez, signed from Barcelona, replaced Campbell - back from a loan spell at Olympiakos and several impressive displays at the World Cup -to a rousing reception with 15 minutes left.

Colombia striker Radamel Falcao, who missed the World Cup because of a serious knee injury, made his first appearance since January as Monaco twice came from behind in their match with Valencia.

Arsenal play Monaco on Sunday before facing Manchester City in the Community Shield next weekend, while Benfica will close the tournament against Valencia.

Arsenal: Martinez, Bellerin, Chambers, Monreal (Miquel 73), Gibbs, Ramsey (Arteta 59), Flamini (Coquelin 59), Rosicky (Wilshere 59), Oxlade-Chamberlain (Cazorla 46), Campbell (Sanchez 73), Sanogo (Akpom 73).