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Urawa Red Diamonds vs. Arsenal: Live Score, Highlights, Recap

Sam TigheWorld Football Tactics Lead WriterJuly 25, 2013

Urawa Red Diamonds 1-2 Arsenal

Arsenal rounded off their preseason tour of East Asia in style, overcoming a stern test in the form of the Urawa Red Diamonds.

The Gunners squandered chance after chance in the first half, with Theo Walcott looking particularly waseful and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hitting the crossbar.

Lukas Podolski, a second-half substitute, wasted no time in slamming home an opener just minutes after the break, but Yuki Abe's volley in the aftermath of a corner levelled matters.

It looked set for a share of the spoils, but substitute Akpom chased a lost cause and forced an error from the last defender, sliding home with ease to confirm the win.

 

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