Report: Hannover 96 0-1 Arsenal
Arsenal emerged victorious from a very gritty affair in Germany courtesy of Cesc Fabregas’ early strike.
The Gunners saw their skipper return for preseason and it took only eight minutes for Fabregas to make his mark.
The Spaniard made a keen run into the box on eight minutes and Van Persie was quick to release him to round off the keeper and what was an intelligent move.
Armand Traore made way for Silvestre before halftime while Cesc was handed a rest after the interval.
Hannover threatened to equalize on a number of occasions and a combination of last ditch tackles from Arsenal’s centre-backs Song and Djourou and swift reactions from Wojciech Szczesny kept Wenger’s men in command.
Eduardo da Silva replaced Van Persie on 69 minutes and with the news of Kolo Toure’s departure, both men shared the armband as stand-in captains to Fabregas later on. The Croatian was gifted Arsenal’s last genuine chance when he found himself with the ball within close-range but was too hesitant to make an effort.
The hosts maintained their stubbornness as Arsenal failed to rediscover their fluid passing, but Hannover could not match them on the score sheet.
The 1st half the lads play beautifully…
Vermaelen 7 gallas looks solid..
And Song maybe the World Class DM in the making
The 2nd half was crap…
We really need a back-up for FABREGAS.
There is no player that can see the game as Mr.Fab.
Am I alone thinking Eboue was saying his goodbyes to the fans?
I like the new guy Vamelean..I think we have enough centerbacks to replace KOLO, personally I am sad to see him go. Now Wenger should have more than 40M to spend in the transfer market if he wants to…we need a DM, ST & another tough CM to compete on all fronts..without these three we’ll find it difficult to make the top 4
piken, that’s enough from you and that BS. Three player signings, huh? you think that makes sense, do ya? ha.
seesaw, was thinking the same thing.
Hunt, and Hang along with Inler would make me a very happy boy!
Those three would be the esential three players that we could afford!
We all know that Wegner plays things close to the chest and is very tigh lipped and likes to wait to the last minute before he pulls the trigger. Look for him to make one move before the Cup and then two after. let him get behind his desk in London and work his magic.
Come on Arsen!