Jul 27

Report & Highlights: SC Neusiedl 1919 0-4 Arsenal

Arsenal continued their pre-season preparations by coasting to a 4-0 victory over Austrian part-timers SC Neusiedl 1919.

English forwards Theo Walcott and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas scored before the break before substitutes Marouane Chamakh and Carlos Vela added second-half goals.

The Gunners are still yet to concede in their pre-season campaign so far.

Arsenal’s Starting XI

Nordtveit – Djourou – Koscielny – Gibbs
Wilshere – Frimpong – Nasri
Walcott – Emmanuel-Thomas – Arshavin

Samir Nasri had cleared a header off the line from the Austrian third tier outfit before Walcott opened the scoring after 28 minutes, blasting past home keeper Adolf Kaiser at the near post.

Thomas, looking to force his way into the Gunners’ 25-man Premier League squad, added a second two minutes later as he found the bottom corner following Kieran Gibbs’ cut back.

Arsene Wenger made seven changes at the interval and one of those was big money summer signing Chamakh who was tripped in the area just five minutes after coming on before getting up to calmly slot home the resulting penalty.

Vela made it four 14 minutes later as he lobbed the keeper after a neat through ball from Nasri, who along with Jack Wilshere, controlled the game in midfield.

SC Neusiedl were then awarded a penalty after a handball by Chamakh but Juray Skripec’s spot kick was poorly struck and saved by Vito Mannone diving to his left.

It means Arsenal have still yet to concede a goal in pre-season, having scored 11 in their three victories and they will now turn their attentions to the Emirates Cup this weekend with games against AC Milan and Celtic.

The only worry for Wenger was Johan Djourou, who missed most of last season with a knee injury, limping off in the first-half.



20 Responses to “Report & Highlights: SC Neusiedl 1919 0-4 Arsenal”

  1. eduardo says:

    JET just like Wilhere, Walcott, Frimpong and a whole host of others do not have to force their way into our 25 man squad because they are not over 21, in fact for all of them bar Walcott, they don’t have to bother with it for another two or three years if not more. All players not over 21 can be used as well as the 25 man squad. You would think that simple part of the new rule would be more widely known by now. Check out Untold Arsenal for a good run down on the rules and how it impacts or more accurately does not impact on our sqaud

  2. guy says:

    JET doesnt need to get in the 25 squad. he is 19

  3. kanu says:

    i guess a free transfer is, by wengers standards, a “big money summer signing”.

  4. The Wise One says:

    The Injury should force Wenger’s hand. Maybe he’ll finally get the EXPERIENCED CB we need

  5. james says:

    Breaking news, Barca and Arsenal are close to agreeing deal over Cesc

  6. The Wise One says:

    Breaking news: James is bullshîtting

  7. gunnergetreal says:

    what has happened to our club that we are left with 3 cbs nd 2 clowns in goals- we are 2 weks frm anfield- we must make r voices heard at them emirates cup- why will he not spend! does he just want 2 prove a point!

  8. Gooner says:

    Gooner Chris, I have heard that Marchetti is due to have a medical on Thursday?

  9. Ziggy says:

    Yep James, it’s a bullshit story.

  10. Barndoor Bendtner says:

    Oh James.
    Leave it to those that know and dont fall for Spanish derived claptrap. You can smell the bullshit even over the web.
    Good for Chamakh to get the first goal under his belt but he has got to do something about that hair.
    Certainly looks like we need cover at CB.

  11. […] latter sustained an injury in last night’s pre-season friendly win against SC Neusiedl 1919, which leaves Wenger itching to bolster his weak backline before the […]

  12. FOR319NER says:

    Maybe Mertesacker and Mexes, two experienced and strong defenders, add some needed tall players. Would also like to see Ozil and Muller but that’s probably dreaming

  13. Gorkhaligunner says:

    Oey James barcashitolona’s debt has been increased more than 340£ million may be they will have to sell the whole of barca team to arsenal so that they can join cesc and most of them will be benchwarmers haha :) arsenalization lol lmfaoooooo

  14. Jaygooner says:

    Jsmes that story is right up there with the rubbish saying Rosell flew into London on Tuesday 20th July to “seal the deal” that would take Cesc to the tap up whores. The Mighty Arsenal have been brilliantly steadfast in their resolution to stand by the statement made on 2nd June. NOT FOR SALE NO NEGOCIATION. Everything else is bullshit.

  15. suhel says:

    @The Wise One: funny guy

  16. craig says:

    @james.what the flip does supersport in South Africa know about Arsenal?

  17. max mosley says:

    any news on djourou?

  18. max mosley says:

    any news on djourou’s injury?

  19. American Gooner says:

    hope to see more of frimpong wilshire and jet with the squad this year.


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