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Full Time: Schwadorf 1 Arsenal 8

A large quantity of Arsenal's world cuppers returned to action for the Gunners tonight and whipped the Austraian side by eight goals to one.

Arsenal were never going to lose the game after van Persie was played through and cheekily rounded the keeper and slotted home after 6 minutes.

It was only another 9 minutes before the back of Schwadorf net rippled again after Johan Djourou headed home from a sweetly delivered Reyes corner.

The third goal came from a pass threaded through the eye of a needle by the young Dutch striker that enable Adebayor to slot home in a style that Thierry Henry himself would have been proud of.

Adebayor scored again with the last kick of the half after Kolo Toure nodded against the post from a Reyes free kick, Ade was there in typical poacher fashion to stab the ball home.

Half time saw wholesale changes from Arsene Wenger, giving a lot of the younger players chance to stretch their legs.

However, it was the more senior (thats a laugh at 22 years of age) Robin van Persie who struck first in the second half with a 20 yards screamer that the keeper was unable to tip round the post.

Alex Song was once again one of the more impressive players of the second half, commanding play, tackling back and distributing well. He looks a dead cert to feature during the coming season.

Arsenal were awarded a free kick on the edge of Schwadorf's area, and with van Persie in search of his hat-rick, Kolo Toure had to make sure he scored, which he did with aid of a massive deflection off the wall.

Eleven minutes later saw a neat interchange of passing on the edge of the box between Song & Hleb which left Bendtner with the easiest of finishes.

The last Arsenal goal of the night was created by Nicklas Bendtner after he skinned the Schwadorf rightback and cut the ball back for Hleb to smash in from 12 yards.

Ideally Arsene Wenger have liked to have kept a clean sheet but sloppy defending allowed some dude called Labaska to find the net with four minutes to go.

Not the greatest of opposition, but as someone once said 'you can only beat whats put infront of you'

And that we did.




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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday July 31 2006

Time: 6:16PM

Your Comments

well done boys... things can only get better... enjoy your footy ang gel as much as u can together... prepare for world domination lol.
protocal
good luck guys. But to be honest: 1.LIVERPOOL 2.Chelsea 3.Arsenal 4.Man Usa
Aamir
The scousers eternal optomism.....you've got to laugh aintcha!!
Rocky7
I am not being funny but if arsenal can make another quality signing in defence, they could steal 2nd spot.
Aamir
But surely man for man, we have a better squad than Liverpool?!?!
Rocky7
I have to admit there are teams in the premier league who MIGHT have better teams man for man (arsenal may or may not). The question is how many teams have a better squad (spirit, teamwork, determination)
Aamir
Liverpool have struggled with their strikers over the past few years, and before a ball has been kicked you can't tell me that CB will rectify all those problems. Our spirit was shaken a bit last year but I'm sure we'll come back stronger than ever. One thing is for sure, it's going to be an iteresting battle this season.
Rocky7
i hope Cb will score and score. Do you think Walcoot will get a chance? If he doesnt he should go back to school and finish his SATS.
Aamir
CB is currently on trial. The Ghana defender Shilla Illiasu who can also operate left back is arriving in London to try and impress Wenger and gain a move to the grove. Wenger has also stated he admired his performances in the world cup and also said he was looking for a defender who could play left back and centre back. If succesful he will cost 500k. Cheap as chips. Walcott will be given a chance, cause its a long season and you can't play everyone in all these games. As you will see.
protocal
Arsenal will finish in the top four definitely even 1st. I kno u think i'm mad but i feel really good about this season. The squad spirit will be higher than ever after reaching the CL final and i expect us to get there again as we were clearly the strongest team in europe. There are other great teams but we have pace in every department and that gets us out of difficult moments but the team is improving collectively and once every player is matured this team is destined for great things. I think this season will be the difinitive moment for the next generation of football.
protocal
protocal, do you work at the club or something. I swear you announced that we'd be taking Illiasu on trial before it was even announced in the media. If not , which newspaper/websites do you read? anyway, what a great potential signing. I kind of remember him and I think he played really well during world cup. big strong, and a really tough tackler. cant wait to see him in action.
gazzap
lol, no i don't jus a big fan and i read a lot of articles on websites and other forums. We were linked with him a while back. Would love to work at the club maybe i'll send my CV and a covering letter lol.
protocal
hopw your right protocal would make me alot more comfortable. i think we have the best attacking side outright. so if we can defend well, we'll be untouchable.
mish
Chelsea, Liverpool, Man U, Spurs, Arsenal
Boony
Spurs 4th......hahahahaha......you said that last year aswell!!!
Rocky7
Lets see who has the last laugh at the end of season ;) We will do better this year then last, things like henry future sorted out helps morale
Johnaldiniho
This is a very good result two goals from RVP and adebayor ,toure,djouruo,hleb and bednter.I cant wait for the premeirship
kenyanrudeboy2
look u beat schwardorf or sumit, hu no1 has ever heard of, we beat INTER MILAN, without any of our world cup players!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! up the spurs
spursspike
Yes you did. Well done. Oh BTW, Wolves beat United the season they went down. Does that make them better than United?? NO.
simmy8_2000
We beat Inter Milan 5-1 away from home in a match that actually meant something.
Rocky7
arsenal getting happy over beaing a sh.it team id be supprised if you even got uefa cup
carrickisours
Arsenal beat a team, this is an Arsenal news site, this is new about Arsenal, hence we reported it. Fool. Anyway.....whats with the name :P
Rocky7
fact arsenal usually beat italian teams cause they don't stick to formations e.g inter, juve and so on.. ne way friendlies are jus workouts and this was a good workout for the team b4 the season started.
protocal
[look u beat schwardorf or sumit, hu no1 has ever heard of, we beat INTER MILAN, without any of our world cup players!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! up the spurs spursspike] lol, thats is amazing it is a friendly game, a warm up, but on the other hand, we stuffed inter 5-1 in the champs league oh sorry sp*rs would not know about comptitions like that
Walcott
Can't see that you learnt much from that, but good luck for the season. Top 4 I reckon but not 1st.
ValsPal
To:Carrickisours:You got to find a new hero as Carrick has now left.
Mikec
Wow...only a few goals then
Druss_the_Legend
 

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