Arsenal vs. Manchester City: Preseason Friendly Live Score, Highlights, Recap

Charlie MelmanCorrespondent IIAugust 9, 2013

SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 26:  Jack Wilshere #10 of Arsenal in action during the pre-season friendly match between Urawa Red Diamonds and Arsenal at Saitama Stadium on July 26, 2013 in Saitama, Japan.  (Photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images)
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Preseason Friendly—Arsenal vs. Manchester City

Full time

Arsenal 3-1 Manchester City

Walcott 9'

Ramsey 59'

Giroud 63'

Negredo 80'

Lineups:

Arsenal: Szczesny (Fabianski 46'); Sagna (Jenkinson 74'), Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Arteta (Perez 68'), Wilshere (Cazorla 46'), Ramsey (Hayden 89'); Oxlade-Chamberlain (Zelalem 74'), Walcott, Podolski (Giroud 46')

Subs: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Perez, Hayden, Zelalem, Cazorla, Giroud

Manchester City: Hart; Zabaleta (Richards 46'), Kompany, Lescott (Boyata 86'), Clichy; Fernandinho (Rodwell 79'), Toure (Garcia 68'), Silva (Nasri 46'), Milner (Navas 46'); Dzeko, Negredo (Jovetic 68')

Subs: Pantilimon, Richards, Boyata, Kolarov, Garcia, Nasri, Navas, Rodwell, Wright

 

Arsenal boosted their confidence tremendously after comfortably beating Manchester City 3-1 in Helsinki.

Aaron Ramsey scored one goal and assisted another, while Theo Walcott found the back of the net once and assisted two more. Manchester City were far from poor, but the Gunners' overall combination of aggressiveness and quality was simply too potent for a side that is certainly one of Europe's best.

Ultimately, both sides received a very valuable tune-up exactly one week before the commencement of the new Premier League season.

 

 

Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott, Podolski