Report: SC Neusiedl 1919 0-4 Arsenal

Arsenal’s flawless pre-season continued today as the Gunners thumped SC Neusiedl 1919 4-0 to complete their stay in Austria.

Walcott and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas scored in the first-half before substitutes Chamakh and Carlos Vela finished off the rout after the break.

Nasri had cleared a header from the Austrian side off the line before Walcott opened the scoring after 28 minutes, blasting the ball home past keeper Adolf Kaiser at the near post.

Emmanuel-Thomas, looking to force his way into the Gunners’ 25-man Premier League squad, added a second two minutes later as he found the bottom corner following Kieran Gibbs’ cut back.

Arsene Wenger made seven changes at the interval and one of those was summer signing Chamakh who was tripped in the area just five minutes after coming on before getting up to calmly slot home the resulting penalty.

Vela made it four 14 minutes later as he lobbed the keeper after a neat through ball from Nasri, who along with Jack Wilshere, controlled the game in midfield.

SC Neusiedl were then awarded a penalty after a handball by Chamakh but Juray Skripec’s spot kick was caught by Vito Mannone who dived in the right direction.

It means Arsenal are yet to concede a goal in their pre-season so far, having scored 11 in their three victories.

They will now turn attentions to this weekend’s Emirates Cup with clashes against AC Milan and Celtic to come.

The only worry for Wenger was that Johan Djourou, who missed most of last season with a knee injury, limped off in the first-half.

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9 thoughts on “Report: SC Neusiedl 1919 0-4 Arsenal

  1. I think only players over 21 have to be registered, so Thomas does not have to be registered as one of the 25, though I may be wrong.

  2. Chamakh a “big money signing” – tongue in cheek, right?

    Also…their keeper was called Adolf Kaiser?? Is that a joke?

  3. Didn’t see the game, but I have to assume you’re kidding about Vela chipping the keeper. Did he do it again?

    1. It was a lob. The ball was bouncing so not what Id call a chip. It was a position where a lot of strikers would try to lob the keeper to be fair. Not one of his trademark goals I dont think.

  4. We have done fairly well in preseason against limited opposition. However i am concerned the already injuries are setting in/ Song Diaby betner etc out for the weekend. Fab and V P still out. Are we going to be injury ridden or another season? It is worrying surely

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