Wednesday July 17, 2013 Friendlies Finished

Vietnam 1 - 7 Arsenal

  • Giroud 5’, 44’, 45’
  • Oxlade-Chamberlain 46’
  • Akpom 56’, 59’
  • Miquel 75’

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  1. Premier League - Giroud bags hat-trick as Arsenal thump Vietnam

    Premier League - Giroud bags hat-trick as Arsenal thump Vietnam

    Arsenal enjoyed another facile outing in their pre-season tour to Asia, hammering Vietnam 7-1 as Olivier Giroud claimed three. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Vietnam
    • Arsenal
    • 90+2' FULL TIME. Arsenal score seven for the second pre-season game in succession, with Giroud bagging a hat-trick. Ramsey was forced off with a late injury though.
    • 90+1' Walcott with the free-kick but he sends it over the bar. Now our makeshift keeper pulls a vest over his shirt.
    • 90' Having used their subs, it’s an outfield player who goes in goal.
    • 89' RED CARD! The Vietnam keeper is dismissed for handling outside the box and preventing Wilshere from scoring!
    • 86' Nguyen Huy Hung replaces Le Cong Vinh in the Vietnam attack.
    • 85' Oh and there is thunder as well. It’s a proper storm all right.
    • 83' The rain is suddenly teeming down in Hanoi – where did that come from?
    • 81' CHANCE FOR VIETNAM! Martinez has to bat away a vicious free-kick!
    • 80' The celebrations were tremendous when Vietnam scored that goal. They had to wait patiently for it.
    • 79' GOAL! Vietnam 1-7! Tran Manh Dung with a rather lucky finish as he scuffs a cross but sees the ball loop over Martinez and into the back of the net.
    • 75' GOAL! Vietnam 0-7 Arsenal! Ignasi Miquel tucks one away after 75 minutes! Lovely work from Eisfeld to tee him up and a tidy finish past an unconvincing keeper.
    • 74' Big things are expected of Germany youth international Zelalem and he has looked pretty tidy in midfield today.
    • 73' CHANCE FOR ARSENAL! Walcott is through on goal but his misdirected effort is turned round the post by the keeper.
    • 72' Changes for Arsenal: Damian Martinez, Thomas Eisfeld, Chuks Aneke and Kristoffer Olsson on for Szczesny, Jenkinson, Sagna and Miyaichi.
    • 70' Scorelines like this really make you question the value of these excursions. It all seems a bit unnecessary in a sporting sense.
    • 68' Mertesacker forced to make an important block for Arsenal as Vietnam enjoy a rare attack.
    • 66' Wilshere replaces Oxlade-Chamberlain for his first action in pre-season.
    • 65' CHANCE FOR ARSENAL! Walcott takes the corner and Mertesacker sees his effort turned round the post by the keeper.
    • 64' CHANCE FOR ARSENAL! Akpom goes for the hat-trick but his shot towards the far corner is headed over the bar by a Vietnam defender.
    • 63' Jenkinson flashes a cross to the far post but there isn’t an Arsenal shirt close enough to convert.
    • 62' A reminder that Arsenal beat an Indonesia XI 7-0 in their previous game. This has been a facile pre-season tour so far.
    • 60' A reminder that Arsenal beat an Indonesia XI 7-0 in their previous game. This has been a facile pre-season tour so far.
    • 59' GOAL! Vietnam 0-6! Akpom bags another from Oxlade-Chamberlain’s pass! The midfielder was so unselfish when squaring for the striker, who rolled the ball into an empty net.
    • 58' Akpom has a very bright future. Whether it is at Arsenal remains to be seen, but he has shown he has a real eye for goal and he appears to have grown physically too.
    • 56' GOAL! Vietnam 0-5 Arsenal! Akpom scores his second in two games but appears to be offside when latching onto a pass from Ramsey to slot the ball into the far corner.
    • 55' Per Mertesacker settles into that languid style of his as he distributes the ball from the back. So easy for the German.
    • 54' Vietnam make a ninth change as Le Phouc Tu gets a go on the pitch.
    • 52' Apologies for the lack of detail on the subs – Arsenal aren’t providing any so it doesn’t get through to us.
    • 51' Arsenal also have Ryo Miyaichi on the pitch – so it’s almost an entirely new side from the one that started.
    • 49' Oxlade-Chamberlain puts in Akpom with a fine pass and the teenage striker tries to bend the ball into the far corner, only to find the keeper.
    • 48' Gedion Zelalem, Aaron Ramsey, Walcott, Per Mertesacker, Chuba Akpom and Ignasi Miquel are all on for Arsenal.
    • 46' GOAL! Vietnam 0-4 Arsenal! The Ox with a superb finish as he caresses a shot into the top corner following a pass from Theo Walcott.
    • 46' KICK OFF!
    • - Vietnam make eight substitutions at the break, lots of changes for Arsenal too, which we will work through when we get the chance...
    • 45+2' HALF-TIME. Giroud has five goals in pre-season now thanks to a first-half hat-trick against Vietnam. Arsenal otherwise rather unimpressive.
    • 45+1' GOAL! Vietnam 0-3 Arsenal! Giroud with his hat-trick as he converts from a Ox pass, lifting the ball over the keeper!
    • 45' CHANCE FOR VIETNAM! A dangerous cross comes in from the right and Duc just fails to turn it home when sliding in at the back post.
    • 44' GOAL! Vietnam 0-2 Arsenal! Giroud makes it four for pre-season! It’s a poor clearance from Vietnam and Giroud wraps his foot around the loose ball to curl a lovely effort into the top corner.
    • 42' Vietnam drill a shot wide of the post from 20 yards – the execution was lacking on that shot.
    • 40' CHANCE FOR ARSENAL! Podolski drifts left to hit a fine shot first time across goal and against the base of the post, with Gnabry seeing his follow up expertly saved by the keeper!
    • 38' Oxlade-Chamberlain wins a free-kick in a central position but Arteta puts the set-piece over the wall and over the bar, his effort lacking the necessary dip.
    • 36' A ridiculous effort from range for Vietnam – Szczesny watches it over the bar.
    • 35' Sagna played well as a centre-back against Sunderland last season and he is excelling in the role again tonight – albeit against weak opposition.
    • 33' Gibbs bursts down the left but he times his run wrong and is caught offside.
    • 31' More good defending from Sagna as he comes across to clear up – but he can’t prevent a throw-in.
    • 30' In comes a free-kick after Koscielny is guilty of a poor challenge but Sagna heads away for Arsenal.
    • 29' That was pretty ridiculous from Podolski, who appeared to be waiting for Arteta to come and tap the ball home. Had to just score himself.
    • 28' CHANCE FOR ARSENAL! Gnabry releases Podolski with a fine pass and the German rounds his man, spurning the chance to shoot at the vulnerable keeper before laying the ball square to no one!
    • 27' CHANCE FOR VIETNAM! Le Cong Vinh takes aim from long range and thumps his shot past the near post from 20 yards or so.
    • 26' Rosicky spots Giroud making a run and dinks another ball over the top to try and exploit Vietnam’s high line. However, the Frenchman halts at the point of delivery and then can’t make the ball.
    • 25' Vietnam have offered little in an attacking sense after a bright start.
    • 23' Podolski rounds the keeper with a clever little touch but he is flagged offside when collecting a through-ball from Oxlade-Chamberlain. Close, but the right decision.
    • 22' It’s a sweltering evening in Hanoi and there will likely be plenty of changes at the break as Arsenal look to keep things fresh.
    • 21' Arsenal have a bit of a concern over Gibbs, who appeared to tweak something in his back when getting his boot caught in the turf. He continues for now.
    • 20' Nguyen Anh Duc gets a cross away from the right but Arsenal head the ball clear.
    • 19' CHANCE FOR ARSENAL! Some nice intricate passing down the left from Arsenal, with Rosicky in the thick of things. Now play switches to the right and Gnabry gets away from his man to drop a cross onto Podolski’s head. However, the German heads over from close range.
    • 18' The fans inside the stadium indulge in a Mexican wave – or, as it is known in Mexico, a wave.
    • 17' Giroud tries to bludgeon his way past a defender but has the ball taken off him far too easily. A silly option – but it is pre-season.
    • 16' A ball comes over the top from Vietnam but the striker can’t get on the end of it and the danger passes.
    • 15' Arsenal have been much more controlled in the past 10 minutes or so – as you might expect given the strength of the starting XI.
    • 13' Mikel Arteta is guilty of a rare lapse as he gifts the ball away in midfield but Bacary Sagna, playing at centre-back, steps out to rob the ball back when Vietnam attack.
    • 12' Serge Gnabry goes on a promising run for the Gunners but 20 yards from goal Oxlade-Chamberlain pulls rank and takes the ball off the toes of the young winger for a shot. It nestles into the keeper’s arms.
    • 10' CHANCE FOR ARSENAL! Giroud gets a shot away from 20 yards but his effort flies wide of the post.
    • 9' Oxlade-Chamberlain tries to surge through midfield but finds his route to goal blocked off.
    • 8' Podolski breaks free on the left of the Arsenal attack and is unfairly ruled offside when collecting a high pass from Rosicky.
    • 7' Giroud has three goals in under 30 minutes of pre-season action so far for Arsenal. Mind you, you can't really take any firm conclusions from these events.
    • 6' Rosicky lofted a pass over the top of the defence and Giroud ran onto it, unleashing a firm effort that the keeper diverted against the inside of the post with his arm.
    • 5' GOAL! Olivier Giroud puts Arsenal in front with a thumping finish following a lovely through-ball from Tomas Rosicky!
    • 4' A short back-pass goes to Wojciech Szczesny and the keeper has to clear under pressure, only just managing to squeeze the ball away to safety.
    • 3' Lots of possession for the home side and Arsenal are yet to mount a proper attack just yet.
    • 2' Vietnam enjoy a lively start but as they try to attack down the right they can’t find a way past Kieran Gibbs.
    • 1' KICK OFF!
    • 13:15 We are treated to some ceremonial handshakes but finally the game is almost ready to go. Shame Arsenal don't have any new signings to show off really.
    • 13:10 We are still waiting for the teams to come out on the pitch after a delay in Hanoi.
    • 13:05 It's a strong Arsenal side today with plenty of internationals on show. Should be a few goals for the Premier League side.
    • 13:00 ARSENAL TEAM: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Sagna, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gnabry, Giroud, Podolski.
    • 12:55 We are getting word that kick-off in the Arsenal match has been delayed until 1.10pm - more on that when we get it.
    • 12:50 Still waiting on the team news but we expect to see a number of young players involved, with striker Chuba Akpom one to watch. He scored in the rout of Indonesia, along with the likes of Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski.
    • 12:45 While Arsenal play a friendly abroad, back home they have seen Chelsea made an offer for their target Wayne Rooney, with Napoli also moving for Gonzalo Higuain. Time to step up their efforts in the transfer market?
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    • 12:40 Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Arsenal’s pre-season friendly against Vietnam in Hanoi. They spanked an Indonesia XI 7-0 the other day and will be confident of a big win.
  • Summary

    • 89' RED CARD! The Vietnam keeper is dismissed for handling outside the box and preventing Wilshere from scoring!
    • 79' GOAL! Vietnam 1-7! Tran Manh Dung with a rather lucky finish as he scuffs a cross but sees the ball loop over Martinez and into the back of the net.
    • 75' GOAL! Vietnam 0-7 Arsenal! Ignasi Miquel tucks one away after 75 minutes! Lovely work from Eisfeld to tee him up and a tidy finish past an unconvincing keeper.
    • 73' CHANCE FOR ARSENAL! Walcott is through on goal but his misdirected effort is turned round the post by the keeper.
    • 65' CHANCE FOR ARSENAL! Walcott takes the corner and Mertesacker sees his effort turned round the post by the keeper.
    • 64' CHANCE FOR ARSENAL! Akpom goes for the hat-trick but his shot towards the far corner is headed over the bar by a Vietnam defender.
    • 59' GOAL! Vietnam 0-6! Akpom bags another from Oxlade-Chamberlain’s pass! The midfielder was so unselfish when squaring for the striker, who rolled the ball into an empty net.
    • 56' GOAL! Vietnam 0-5 Arsenal! Akpom scores his second in two games but appears to be offside when latching onto a pass from Ramsey to slot the ball into the far corner.
    • 46' GOAL! Vietnam 0-4 Arsenal! The Ox with a superb finish as he caresses a shot into the top corner following a pass from Theo Walcott.
    • 45+1' GOAL! Vietnam 0-3 Arsenal! Giroud with his hat-trick as he converts from a Ox pass, lifting the ball over the keeper!
    • 45' CHANCE FOR VIETNAM! A dangerous cross comes in from the right and Duc just fails to turn it home when sliding in at the back post.
    • 44' GOAL! Vietnam 0-2 Arsenal! Giroud makes it four for pre-season! It’s a poor clearance from Vietnam and Giroud wraps his foot around the loose ball to curl a lovely effort into the top corner.
    • 40' CHANCE FOR ARSENAL! Podolski drifts left to hit a fine shot first time across goal and against the base of the post, with Gnabry seeing his follow up expertly saved by the keeper!
    • 28' CHANCE FOR ARSENAL! Gnabry releases Podolski with a fine pass and the German rounds his man, spurning the chance to shoot at the vulnerable keeper before laying the ball square to no one!
    • 27' CHANCE FOR VIETNAM! Le Cong Vinh takes aim from long range and thumps his shot past the near post from 20 yards or so.
    • 19' CHANCE FOR ARSENAL! Some nice intricate passing down the left from Arsenal, with Rosicky in the thick of things. Now play switches to the right and Gnabry gets away from his man to drop a cross onto Podolski’s head. However, the German heads over from close range.
    • 12' Serge Gnabry goes on a promising run for the Gunners but 20 yards from goal Oxlade-Chamberlain pulls rank and takes the ball off the toes of the young winger for a shot. It nestles into the keeper’s arms.
    • 5' GOAL! Olivier Giroud puts Arsenal in front with a thumping finish following a lovely through-ball from Tomas Rosicky!
    • 13:00 ARSENAL TEAM: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Sagna, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gnabry, Giroud, Podolski.

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