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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

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well done boys... things can only get better... enjoy your footy ang gel as much as u can together... prepare for world domination lol.
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31/07/2006 18:27:00

good luck guys. But to be honest: 1.LIVERPOOL 2.Chelsea 3.Arsenal 4.Man Usa
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31/07/2006 18:32:00

The scousers eternal've got to laugh aintcha!!
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31/07/2006 18:44:00

I am not being funny but if arsenal can make another quality signing in defence, they could steal 2nd spot.
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31/07/2006 18:45:00

But surely man for man, we have a better squad than Liverpool?!?!
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31/07/2006 18:48:00

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)
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31/07/2006 18:52:00

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.
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31/07/2006 19:04:00

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.
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31/07/2006 19:09:00

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.
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31/07/2006 20:43:00

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.
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31/07/2006 20:48:00

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.
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31/07/2006 21:19:00

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.
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31/07/2006 21:26:00

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.
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31/07/2006 22:22:00

Chelsea, Liverpool, Man U, Spurs, Arsenal
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31/07/2006 23:00:00

Spurs said that last year aswell!!!
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01/08/2006 00:06:00

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
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01/08/2006 07:53:00

This is a very good result two goals from RVP and adebayor ,toure,djouruo,hleb and bednter.I cant wait for the premeirship
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01/08/2006 10:30:00

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
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01/08/2006 11:56:00

Yes you did. Well done. Oh BTW, Wolves beat United the season they went down. Does that make them better than United?? NO.
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01/08/2006 12:43:00

We beat Inter Milan 5-1 away from home in a match that actually meant something.
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01/08/2006 14:52:00

arsenal getting happy over beaing a team id be supprised if you even got uefa cup
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01/08/2006 15:15:00

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
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01/08/2006 15:33:00

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.
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01/08/2006 18:17:00

[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
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01/08/2006 18:42:00

Can't see that you learnt much from that, but good luck for the season. Top 4 I reckon but not 1st.
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01/08/2006 23:56:00

To:Carrickisours:You got to find a new hero as Carrick has now left.
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03/08/2006 14:18:00

Wow...only a few goals then
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10/08/2006 14:28:00


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