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Arsenal 4 - FC Twente 0

CL Qualifier 2nd leg

Emirates Stadium

27/8/08 8:00 pm

Attendance: 59,583

Referee: T. Hauge (Norway)

Arsenal
4 - 0
FC Twente
Nasri (27), Gallas (52), Walcott (66), Bendtner (89)
 
 
Venue: Emirates Stadium
 
Attendance: 59,583
The Teams
Almunia
 
 
 
Mihaylov
 
 
Sagna
 
 
 
Wielaert
 
 
Gallas
 
 
 
Tiote
 
 
Djourou
 
 
 
Douglas Franco
 
 
Clichy
 
 
 
Braafheid
 
 
87
Walcott
 
 
 
Denneboom
 
 
Fabregas
 
 
68
 
Heubach
 
 
45
Denilson
 
 
 
Brama
 
 
Nasri
 
 
45
 
Janssen
 
 
van Persie
 
 
65
 
Elia
 
 
Bendtner
 
 
 
Huysegems
 
 
Substitutes
Fabianski
 
 
 
Pauwe
 
 
Toure
 
 
 
Zomer
 
 
Vela
 
 
 
Rajkovic
 
 
87
Ramsey
 
 
 
Wellenberg
 
 
45
Song
 
 
68
 
Gerritsen
 
 
Adebayor
 
 
65
 
Chery
 
 
Eboue
 
 
45
 
Reimerink
 
 
Game Statistics
13
Goal Attempts
8
7
On Target
0
4
Corners
3
1
Offside
2
16
Fouls
15
1
Yellow Cards
3
0
Red Cards
0
36.4
%
63.6
Comments...
While the away team dominated possession when read in conjunction with stats that show Arsenal having 60.6% of territorial advantage you can appreciate just how much of that possession was in their own half. In fact the FC Twente back four made more passes between them than the other 6 outfield players combined. Cesc's return had him contributing as much work as Denilson but at 72% someway below his normal pass completion rate though more of Cesc's passes (78%) were attacking forward zone passes than Denilson (55%). Still someway below the fluency standards set last season but a better work rate all round.




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Writer: Amos Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 28 2008

Time: 8:16AM

Your Comments

Great moral boosting win. While undoubtably we should have scored more, I think this will be the springboard to launch our season. It shows the importance of Cesc to our team. While he was nowhere near full fitness, he just seems to give every teammate extra belief in themselves. My only concern / query is that of the superb Nasri being taken off at half time. Does anyone know if there is an injury?
Bradys Chips
Nasri had a stomach bug and puked at half time, to answer my own question.
Bradys Chips
Job done. In a weird way it's actually beneficial to the team that we had this qualifier, to excercise some of the ghosts of Fulham. Still though, nothing to read into.
shewore
I was glad to see that we scored 4 goals out of the 7 on target shoots, also we did that with only 36.4% of Possession. And like Bradys Chips says it was a "Great moral boosting win" hopefully now we can push on in the EPL, starting with Newcastle on Saturday. Come on The Arsenal!!!
hackneyval
 

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