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Saturday, August 10, 2013

FOOTBALL : Arsenal beat Manchester City in pre-season friendly

Arsenal enjoy Helsinki trip with a 3-1 friendly win against Manchester City.

The Gunners took an early lead when Theo Walcott chipped over Joe Hart when played in by Aaron Ramsey.
Walcott returned the favour after the break for Ramsey to round Hart and score in the 59th minute and 3 minutes later another Walcott pass saw Olivier Giroud lift in a third goal for Arsenal to take a 3-0 lead.
Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo scored a consolation with little more than 10 minutes remaining when he side-footed under Lukasz Fabianski .
Arsenal begin their top-flight campaign next Saturday when Aston Villa visit the Emirates Stadium, while Man City play Newcastle at the Etihad Stadium on Monday.

Link to 5 mins video highlights from official Arsenal website.
Arsenal: Szczesny (Fabianski 46); Sagna (Jenkinson 73), Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Arteta (Perez 67), Wilshere (Cazorla 46), Ramsey (Hayden 88); Oxlade-Chamberlain (Zelalem 73), Walcott, Podolski (Giroud 46). Subs: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Sebastian Perez, Hayden, Zelalem, Cazorla, Giroud.
Manchester City: Hart; Zabaleta (Richards 46), Kompany, Lescott (Boyata 85), Clichy; Milner (Jesus Navas 46), Fernandinho (Rodwell 79), Toure (Javi Garcia 67), Silva (Jovetic 67); Dzeko (Nasri 46), Negredo. Subs: Pantilimon, Wright, Kolarov.

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