Arsenal 1-1 Sevilla: Amsterdam Tournament Video Highlights

Arsenal 1-1 Sevilla

Arsenal Line-Up

Fabianski

Hoyte  Senderos  Djourou  Gibbs

Wilshere  Ramsey  Randall  Thomas

Bendtner  Vela
Arsenal won the Amsterdam Tournament last night after a 1-1 draw with Sevilla. Wenger rested key players ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League Qualifier against FC Twente.

Carlos Vela scored Arsenal’s goal in the 4th minute after a lovely run down the left wing, holding off the defender to slot the ball underneath the keeper.

Sevilla dominated the young Arsenal side for most of the match, but only managed to score 9 minutes from the end with a Javier Chevanton strike.

That left the score at 1-1, but Arsenal went on to win the tounrnament for the third time.

Ajax 2-3 Arsenal: Video Highlights Amsterdam Tournament

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Ajax 2-3 Arsenal (2-0 H/T)

Click below to watch the goals:

Luis Suarez 34′
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 36′
Emmanuel Adebayor 66′
Nicklas Bendtner 73′
Emmanuel Adebayor 83′

Arsenal Line-up

Almunia

Sagna Toure Gallas(c) Clichy

Eboue Fabregas Denilson Walcott
(Wilshere) (Ramsey) (Bendtner)

Adebayor van Persie

Arsenal continued their winning ways today with a stunning comeback from two goals down at the Amsterdam Arena.

Ajax opened the scoring in the 34th minute with a beautiful Luis Suarez half volley, after Kolo had tried to head clear in vain.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar made it two in two minutes for Ajax, with his strike after a quick free-kick.

Second half

Eboue crossed perfectly for Emmanuel Adebayor to head home Arsenal’s first goal.

Bendtner popped up to get the equaliser in the 73rd minute after Ade had intercepted a backpass.

Arsenal finished the Dutchmen off in the 83rd minute with a burst into the box from Denilson who cut back for Adebayor to get the winner, and his second.

A decent performance from the Gunners, although they will have to sharpen up (especially the defence!) for when we face FC Twente in our first competitive match on Wed 13th Aug.

Sevilla and Jose Mourinho’s Inter drew nil-nil in the other match of the Tournament, we play Sevilla tomorrow at 6pm (BST) as the Amsterdam Tournament continues.

Gallas is Captain + Theo + Amsterdam Tournament

Afternoon all,

First up, Walcott has been telling us about how his first choice number was 8 this season, but his good mate Vic the kit man told him that was Nasri’s so he had to go for 14. It’s just a number to him though!

“Thierry was my idol. He looked after me when I was first here. It was brilliant to train with him every day and watch what he did. He was the best striker I have ever seen. So I suppose it’s like Ade having No 25 because Kanu had that.

“But as I say for me it is just a number.”

Also Wenger backed Gallas to be captain again this season at the Amsterdam Tournament press conference.

See what you think of the comments, it sounds as though Gallas is a bit of a stop gap captain really, Wenger is just giving him another season, and is going to see how it turns out. I think he’s waiting for Cesc to mature a little.

“William will be captain again”, “Kolo Toure will be his assistant.”

“He got a lot of criticism after what happened at Birmingham last season but until then everybody said he was a fantastic captain.

“He acknowledges that he made some mistakes and he has learned from it. Remember William was not the most gifted player when he was a young boy. He is where he is because he has a good evaluation of his own performance. That is what makes the big players. If you speak to a big player after a game they can always assess what they have done right and wrong. Therefore he has analysed himself what happened last season.

“But William is an important player in the team, plays in a position where it is easier to be captain and as well some players who could be captain are still young.

“He deserves another go to show his commitment and then we will see where we stand at the end of the season.”

It sounds like Wenger thinks he’s not the best player for the job. Interesting that he says he wasn’t the best player when he was younger.

But I think it’s fair that Gallas has this season to prove himself. He did alright last season, just a few problems, like the Birmingham game. As always – if the team are doing well everyone is happy, but Gallas becomes a scapegoat when we fail.

I think that he is a decent choice for captain, but he isn’t the long term option, and Wenger’s comments highlight that.

In the tournament we’ve got Ajax and Sevilla, both teams we have faced in the Champions League. We kick off against Ajax at 8.15pm tonight, and Sevilla tomorrow at 6.

Enjoy the game Gooners!

Only a few weeks till the season begins!

If you can’t wait for Arsenal to start playing some footie again then don’t worry because the first friendly of the pre-season is nearly upon us. In a bout 3 weeks rsenal kick off against Barnet, the traditonal Arsenal pre-season friendly at Underhill.

Then there’s a few European friendlies, the Emirates Cup – Juventus, Real and Hamburg and then the Amsterdam Tournament too.

Arsenal Pre-Season Fixtures

July
19 Sat Friendly A Barnet 3pm
22 Tue Friendly A Szombathelyi H.6.30pm CET
28 Mon Friendly A Burgenland XI 6.30pm CET
30 Wed Friendly A VfB Stuttgart TBA
August

2 Sat Emirates Cup H Juventus 4.15pm SS1
3 Sun Emirates Cup H Real Madrid 4.15pm SS1
6 Wed Friendly A Huddersfield 7pm
8 Fri Amsterdam Tournament A Ajax 8.15pm SS1
9 Sat Amsterdam Tournament N Sevilla

Hopefully we’ll see apperances from Ramsey and Vela and one or two new faces possibly as well!