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Kitchee 2 - 2 Arsenal

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    Time:90'
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    • 90+2' Eisfeld with a hopeful fall in the box but Arsenal still have one last throw.
    • 90+2' Kitchee win a free kick and have a chance to clear and hold out for a draw now.
    • 90+1' Jenkinson finds Eisfeld and he almost steers it in but for a great save from Wang.
    • 90' Song almost finds Gervinho in the box as three minutes extra are shown.
    • 89' Gervinho tries to set up Jenkinson but his ball in is blocked and Kitchee clear.
    • 87' Afobe cuts it back but Wang gets there so save just ahead of Bartley.
    • 86' Jenkinson wins a throw for Arsenal. The visitors dominating now.
    • 85' Gervinho wins another corner for Arsenal as they press for the winner.
    • 84' Gervinho again causing havoc down the left but Aneke loses possession.
    • 82' Another free kick for Arsenal and Arteta fires it well wide. Poor effort.
    • 81' Aneke tries to bend it into the net with the outside of his boot but Wang punches it round for a corner.
    • 80' Kitchee look frightened every time Gervinho has the ball.
    • 79' Santos shown the yellow card.
    • 78' More great play from Gervinho down the left, beating players at will before crossing in. Kitchee relieved to clear.
    • 77' GOAL Arsenal! Great run from Gervinho beats two players down the left and Eisfeld puts the ball into an empty net. Well worked.
    • 76' Carril also tries a shot from distance, trying to catch Szczesny off his line. But it flies well over.
    • 75' Arteta goes for goal from distance. Very optimistic and it slices high and wide.
    • 74' Jenkinson has been effective down the right and found plenty of space to whip in some crosses.
    • 73' Arteta also on for Arsenal.
    • 72' Kitchee make two more changes. Tsang on for Kei.
    • 71' Aneke shot deflected for another corner.
    • 70' Arsenal win a corner. 20 minutes to rescue something.
    • 69' That’s Oxlade-Chamberlain’s last contribution and he is replaced along with five others. Djourou also off for Bartley, Walcott for Eisfeld and Song also on.
    • 67' Nice trickery from Gervinho and Oxlade-Chamberlain puts in a pinpoint cross to the head of Aneke who heads over. Should have scored.
    • 66' Four more Arsenal subs warming up.
    • 66' Jenkinson flashes in a cross but Kitchee head clear.
    • 65' Wang flaps as the ball but Kitchee clear.
    • 64' Cancela puts the ball behind for an Arsenal corner.
    • 63' Waste of a free kick from Walcott straight into the keeper’s arms.
    • 61' Another bad challenge from Coquelin on Yang. Pretty 50-50 in fairness.
    • 60' Another bad looking challenge from Coquelin on Yang. Pretty 50-50 in fairness.
    • 58' Triple substitution for Kitchee, Yago and Tarres amongst the players to come off.
    • 57' Walcott finds space to shoot and he curls it just wide of the post!
    • 56' Mistake by Miquel and Kitchee are nearly in again!
    • 55' Andre Santos having an absolute nightmare since coming on.
    • 54' After early Arsenal dominance this is a good spell for Kitchee. Kwan again easily finds space on the right and shoots at goal only for Szczesny to save.
    • 53' Oxlade-Chamberlain plays in Walcott with a great pass but the winger is unable to head it over the advancing keeper. Great chance to level.
    • 52' Another simple ball over the top has Arsenal in trouble, Kitchee right back Kwan hitting the outside of the post.
    • 51' Gervinho again tries to play in Afobe and he looks really dangerous since coming on.
    • 50' Nice trickery from Gervinho down the left and he wins a corner.
    • 49' Arsenal dominating early in this half. Kitchee have hardly had the ball.
    • 48' Gervinho sets up Afobe but he hits the post with only the keeper to beat. Great chance.
    • 47' Jenkinson and Gervinho also on for Arsenal.
    • 46' Walcott flashes in a cross and Rehman defends for a corner.
    • Arsenal subs: Santos for Gibbs, Aneke for Diaby, Afobe for Chamakh
    • We’re underway again in the second half, Arsenal trying to prevent back to back defeats.
    • HALF TIME: Kitchee 2-1 Arsenal
    • 45' One added minute as Walcott drives a shot wide.
    • 44' Chamakh plays in Diaby in a great position to shoot at goal but he slices it wide. Great chance to level.
    • 43' Arsenal defend the free kick but again give the ball away in a poor area and Gibbs concedes a foul.
    • 42' Losada comes off with tears in his eyes after his final game to rapturous applause. He is replaced by Chu.
    • 41' Siu Wai fouled by Diaby and a free kick in a great position.
    • 40' Kitchee preparing a substitution before the break.
    • 39' Arsenal flood forward pressing for the equaliser before the break but Oxlade-Chamberlain’s ball has too much on it and is fielded easily by Wang.
    • 37' Losada finds Kwan on the right, the full backs coming forward at will. Arsenal eventually win it back but more worrying signs.
    • 35' Losada breaks forward and is taken out to win a free kick.
    • 34' Eastmond finds Chamakh between the two centre halves but he blasts over. Half chance.
    • 33' Again Kitchee look dangerous but the right back just can’t keep it in play in the final third.
    • 32' Forward flood Kitchee again but Kwan is dispossessed.
    • 31' Kitchee have played it about nicely but Arsenal’s defence has looked shaky to say the least.
    • 30' Arsenal try to get back on terms immediately but Oxlade-Chamberlain’s shot is blocked. Recio clears.
    • 28' GOAL Kitchee! And it’s Daniel Cancela who hooks it in after great play from Ka Wai in the midfield.
    • 27' Chamakh again plays in Walcott but he is adjudged to be just offside.
    • 25' Spectacular overhead bicycle kick from Losada flies wide after a neat flick into the box.
    • 24' Nasty looking challenge with studs up by Coquelin and he concedes a free kick.
    • 23' GOAL Arsenal! Diaby plays in Walcott who cooly slides home past Wang. Easy stuff.
    • 22' Arsene Wenger looks a worried man on the Arsenal bench.
    • 22' Lovely reverse pass from Losada almost unlocks the Arsenal defence again.
    • 21' Diaby fouls Ka Wai. free kick.
    • 20' Rehman cuts out a pass meant for Chamack. He has been solid in the centre of defence.
    • 19' Losada brings it away for Kitchee and they have arguably been the better side. Worrying for Arsenal.
    • 17' Nice interplay between Miquel and Chamakh but Chamakh scuffs his shot with just the keeper to beat.
    • 14' Eastmond tries to find Walcott but Kitchee again hold firm.
    • 13' Oxlade-Chamberlain tries to find Diaby but Kitchee break up the play.
    • 12' Kei rampages down the left again and whips in a cross. They are looking dangerous.
    • 11' Walcott finds space to shoot on the edge of the box and he curls it just wide of Wang’s post. Good effort.
    • 10' Walcott plays in Chamberlain but Rehman is in with a great block.
    • 9' Chamakh wins Arsenal a free kick.
    • 8' Arsenal easily carved apart with a defence splitting pass between the centre backs.
    • 7' GOAL Kitchee! And it’s Yago who slides it past Szczesny! They have deserved that.
    • 5' Gibbs forges into the box but is dispossessed at the last.
    • 4' Another great chance for Kitchee from a throw in. It flashes across goal but Arsenal clear. It was a great chance for Chu Siu Kei at the far post. Interestingly, he has Henry on his back.
    • 3' A clutch of Spaniards in this team and the full back whips in a great cross but Djourou to the rescue. Yago was nearly in there.
    • 2' Walcott links with Chamack but loses his footing. Coquelin concedes a free kick.
    • 1' Walcott off and moving down the right and wins an early throw.
    • We’re underway here and the sun is shining after the torrential rain of Beijing. Arsenal in their traditional red and white, Kitchee all in blue.
    • 09.55 It’s a sell out crowd of around 40,000 people today in Hong Kong Stadium.
    • 09.50 Arsenal are still without the injured Jack Wilshere, said to be out until October and Robin Van Persie as his transfer saga continues.
    • 09.45 Arsenal: Szczesny; Djourou (c), Miquel, Eastmond, Gibbs; Diaby, Coquelin; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott, Ryo; Chamakh. Subs: Fabianski, Mannone, Yennaris, Jenkinson, Vermaelen, Bartley, Arteta, Song, Santos, Aneke, Eisfeld, Gervinho, Afobe.
    • 09.40 Kitchee have finished top of the Hong Kong first division for the last two years running and will be looking to give Arsene Wenger’s men a solid test on the back of their 2-0 defeat to Manchester City in Beijing.
    • 09.30 Welcome to live coverage of Arsenal's pre-season friendly against Kitchee. Kick off 10.00 BST.
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