Two goals in the final 15 minutes ensured that Arsenal’s pre-season campaign ended in a 2-0 friendly defeat to Valencia at the Mestalla.
Michel opened the scoring after 75 minutes and David Villa added the second on the stroke of full-time after Villa had earlier seen his penalty saved by Lukasz Fabianksi.
The hosts started out the brighter of the two sides in pouring rain, and they had the first decent opportunity of the match after just two minutes.
The ball was worked out to the right hand side of the penalty area where Pablo Hernandez was well placed, but the midfielder dragged his effort wide of Manuel Almunia’s right hand post.
Arsenal’s only early effort of any note came from Robin Van Persie who fired a fierce cross shot in from the right wing that flashed narrowly wide of Miguel Angel Moya’s upright.