Match Report: Twente 0-2 Arsenal

 

Arsenal secured a win against FC Twente with goals from Captain William Gallas and Emmanuel Adebayor. In a drab match Arsenal won whilst not playing at their best. Arsenal started with a inexperienced midfield with Aaron Ramsey and Denilson starting in the centre of midfield. Our featured player Nicklas Bendtner started from the bench.

First Half

Arsenal started the game with kick off and tried to get a feel of the ball passing it around the back up to the midfield, but Twente werent reluctant to keep it that way and got in Arsenal’s faces. The first chance fell to Twente Striker Deneboom when he skipped passed Brazilian Denilson and Gael Clichy before blasting it just over. Another chance came Twente’s way a few minutes later Arnautovic was through on goal but slipped on route to goal and hit straight at the alert Manuel Almunia.

 

Arsenal looked though they was missing the more creative midfielders in Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri and the first chance came from a 30 yard strike from Gael Clichy with the ball moving in the air the goalkeeper punched it straight out to Bacary Sagna who fired wide after showing good movement to get to the rebound. Arsenal looked contempt with the 0-0 at half time and it went that way as the referee blew the half time whistle.

Half Time

Arsenal came firing out the blocks looking for that crucial away goal, firing a couple of long shots towards Twente’s goal. Arsenal had a free kick 35 yards out left of the goal, Van Persie squared it to youngster Aaron Ramsey who fired a shot wide. Arsene Wenger was looking frustrated and sent Nicklas Bendtner, Carlos Vela and Mark Randall down the touchline to warm up. Arsenal got that crucial away goal from William Gallas, Van Persie whipped in a free kick from the right and Gallas helped it on to give Arsenal the lead in the 63rd minute.

 

Arsenal looked happy to sit on that one goal lead and played ” keep ball “. Arsenal introduced English youngster Mark Randall 18 and he looked neat and tidy in posession. Arsenal got the killer second goal in the 82nd minute a long diagonal ball was played down the right Theo Walcott crossing it for Emmanuel Adebayor to get the second. Our featured played Nicklas Bendtner came on in the 88th minute and nearly scored with his first touch, Clichy threw it long, Twente’s goalkeeper looked favourite to get there but Bendtner got there first but the keeper covered the angle and parried it away. That was the final action of the game, in a dull performance but Arsenal got what they needed and grinded out a result.

Full Time

Article by Matthew789

Posted on August 13, 2008, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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