Preseason Friendly—Arsenal vs. Manchester City
Arsenal 3-1 Manchester City
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.