Arsenal vs Luton LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Arsenal vs Luton LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Arsenal vs Luton - LIVE!

Arsenal moved to the top of the Premier League as they eased to a 2-0 win over Luton. With Liverpool not in action until they host Sheffield United on Thursday night, the Gunners were presented with the chance to edge ahead of their title rivals, even if it is likely only for 24 hours.

Mikel Arteta’s side held up their end of the bargain, as Martin Odegaard opened the scoring and an own goal from Daiki Hashioka doubled the lead before the break, providing Arsenal with a position of strength that they never looked like relinquishing. The Arsenal boss made five changes, as Bukayo Saka missed out on the squad and Emile Smith Rowe and Thomas Partey were among those to come into the side in north London.

Smith Rowe took his chance, playing a crucial role in both goals. He won the ball back in the Luton half to set Arsenal on the attack for the opener, before Kai Havertz played it through to Odegaard to lash home a first-time finish. And Smith Rowe was again involved shortly before the break, making the run in behind and getting to the byline, as he rolled the ball across the face of goal. Reiss Nelson could not turn it into an empty net from a couple of yards out, but Hashioka behind him did not react in time as he bundled the ball into his own.

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  • GOAL! Hashioka turns ball into own net

  • GOAL! Odegaard gives Arsenal lead

FT: Arsenal 2-0 Luton

21:25 , Matt Verri

That’ll do it for Arsenal.

Three points in routine fashion and they move to the top of the Premier League.

Over to Liverpool, who host Sheffield United tomorrow night.

Arsenal 2-0 Luton

21:21 , Matt Verri

90 mins: Four minutes added on.

Arsenal have been ready to hear the full-time whistle for about an hour.

Arsenal 2-0 Luton

21:18 , Matt Verri

87 mins: Luton trying to set up a grandstand finish.

Hashioka hammers an effort at goal from distance, Gabriel blocks. Morris is then penalised for dragging back Saliba as the ball is swung in.

Arsenal 2-0 Luton

21:16 , Matt Verri

85 mins: Big ovation for Smith Rowe, as he comes off. Final Arsenal change of the night.

Jorginho introdcued for the closing stages.

Arsenal 2-0 Luton

21:14 , Matt Verri

83 mins: Arsenal have had one shot in the second-half. It’s not exactly been thrilling.

Done what they needed to though, while wasting as little energy as possible.

Arsenal 2-0 Luton

21:11 , Matt Verri

80 mins: Good chance for Luton to counter, but Morris can’t play it out wide and now Arsenal break.

Nketiah makes the run down the left, plays it back to Trossard. He lays the ball off to Tomiyasu, who curls an effort just wide of the far post.

Arsenal 2-0 Luton

21:08 , Matt Verri

77 mins: Doughty loops a pass back to Kaminski, not really what the goalkeeper wants as Martinelli comes charging after it.

Luton man does well to just head it away.

Arsenal 2-0 Luton

21:05 , Matt Verri

74 mins: Two more Arsenal changes, further showing just how strong this Arsenal bench is.

Martinelli and Tomiyasu coming on, as Nelson and Zinchenko make way.

Arsenal 2-0 Luton

21:03 , Matt Verri

72 mins: Odegaard can’t set Nelson away, as the space opened up for Arsenal.

It’s been a pretty sloppy half from the Gunners - a long way off their best. They won’t be too bothered, as long as they get through these final 20 minutes.

Arsenal 2-0 Luton

21:01 , Matt Verri

70 mins: Again Luton are in down the right, Doughty in behind White but the ball in is a poor one.

Morris wanted it smashed across the face of goal, instead it’s dinked to the back post. Nobody there.

Arsenal 2-0 Luton

20:57 , Matt Verri

66 mins: Havertz goes down under pressure from Clark, whistle goes... for a dive. The German is booked. Replays suggest that was the right decision.

It’s his final act of the match. Havertz and Partey off, Nketiah and Rice on for the final 25 minutes.

Arsenal 2-0 Luton

20:55 , Matt Verri

64 mins: Great move from Luton, as Chong gets in behind on the right.

Cut back towards Townsend, Zinchenko gets across to hack the ball out of play.

Luton having a good spell - this match isn’t done yet.

Simon Collings at the Emirates

20:52 , Matt Verri

A few of the lads brought in by Arteta are - understandably - starting to tire it seems.

Suspect the bench may get unloaded soon.

Arsenal 2-0 Luton

20:51 , Matt Verri

59 mins: Arsenal again sloppy in possession.

White misplaces a simple pass to Odegaard, who brings down Clark to stop the counter. Free-kick in a good position.

Arsenal 2-0 Luton

20:47 , Matt Verri

56 mins: Arsenal appeals for a penalty, as Odegaard plays a reverse pass to Nelson and he goes down under pressure from Chong.

Don’t think it was a foul, and it was outside the box. Apart from that, definite penalty.

Arsenal 2-0 Luton

20:45 , Matt Verri

53 mins: Luton’s best route back into the match appears to be Zinchenko giving the ball away. Again he does so under no pressure.

First change of the night from the visitors. Mpanzu off, Chong on.

Arsenal 2-0 Luton

20:42 , Matt Verri

51 mins: Long spell of Arsenal possession, so confident even when Luton do press high.

Smith Rowe slides a ball through to Trossard, too much on it though and the Belgian commits a foul in the box. Onyedinma read it well.

Arsenal 2-0 Luton

20:39 , Matt Verri

48 mins: No changes from either side at the break.

Odegaard has Havertz and Trossard breaking either side of him, ball flicks off Nelson instead and straight to a Luton player.

Back underway!

20:36 , Matt Verri

Up and running again at the Emirates.

And Villa have just equalised against City - 1-1 in that match!

City make fast start

20:35 , Matt Verri

Man City are 1-0 up against Aston Villa in the early stages of that match. It was an 8:15pm kick-off at the Etihad.

As it stands, they will remain just one point behind Arsenal.

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Odegaard leading the way...

20:27 , Matt Verri

It’s been another impressive display from the Arsenal captain, and he gave the hosts the lead with this first-time finish.

Simon Collings at the Emirates

20:24 , Matt Verri

The Gunners dominated the half and deservedly lead.

Started a bit disjointed, which is expected given the changes, but grown into game.

Odegaard took his goal really well and has been excellent. Smith Rowe bright, too.

Arsenal 2-0 Luton

20:21 , Matt Verri

It’s within shooting range. Barkley standing over it.... and fires straight at Raya. Half-time.

So far, so good for the Gunners.

Certainly not at their best but in control of this match and heading to the top of the Premier League as it stands.

Odegaard opened the scoring, and that own goal from Hashioka just before the break has doubled the advantage.

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Arsenal 2-0 Luton

20:20 , Matt Verri

45+4 mins: Poor from Partey, gives the ball away in his own half.

Saliba brings down Clark and Luton will have a free-kick in a decent position. Will be the final action of the half.

Arsenal 2-0 Luton

20:17 , Matt Verri

45+2 mins: Four minutes added on.

Luton again make a mess of playing out from the back, Trossard can’t take advantage though. Tried to pick out Havertz.

Simon Collings at the Emirates

20:15 , Matt Verri

Luton players holding an inquest after that - and I am not surprised.

Smith Rowe had so much time there.

GOAL! Arsenal 2-0 Luton | Daiki Hashioka OG' 44'

20:14 , Matt Verri

There is the second goal!

Smith Rowe again plays a crucial role. He makes the run in behind, picked out by Trossard.

Gets to the byline, rolls it across the face of goal and Nelson can’t quite bundle it home, but Hashioka does into his own net.

Simon Collings at the Emirates

20:12 , Matt Verri

Arsenal would love a second goal before half-time. At 1-0 this still feels too finely poised for Arteta's liking.

20:11 , Matt Verri

41 mins: Brief scare for Arsenal, as Zinchenko gives the ball away with a poor pass. Not the first time that’s happened, he’s been a bit rusty.

Onyedinma looks to beat Gabriel on the outside... that door swiftly slammed shut.

Arsenal back on the attack, wonderful turn from White. Comes to Havertz, tight angle and his shot is parried out.

Arsenal 1-0 Luton

20:10 , Matt Verri

39 mins: Odegaard not moving particularly well, after a heavy challenge. Trying to run it off.

Luton look to switch it to Doughty, a long way over him though and straight out of play.

Arsenal 1-0 Luton

20:05 , Matt Verri

35 mins: Nearly brilliant!

Sensational footwork from Odegaard to slide the ball through to Smith Rowe, who is denied by Kaminski. Odegaard and Nelson try to get their own shots away, but the Luton defenders are in the way.

All happened while Hashioka was down after a challenge from Saliba. Arsenal with no interest in kicking it out.

Arsenal 1-0 Luton

20:03 , Matt Verri

33 mins: Bit of a lull in the match.

Arsenal are happy enough to let Luton have the ball at the back. It’s a 4-4-2 out of possession for the Gunners, with Odegaard alongside Havertz up front and Smith Rowe partnering Partey in midfield.

Arsenal 1-0 Luton

20:00 , Matt Verri

30 mins: Townsend beats Zinchenko too easily, Luton having a bit of success in wide areas.

Cross is a decent one, Clark gets up well but he can’t direct the header. Bounces harmlessly wide.

Arsenal 1-0 Luton

19:57 , Matt Verri

27 mins: Luton with good little spell since the goal.

Keeping hold of the ball, Townsend then whips a great cross into the box. Raya does well to ignore the runs across him and gather it.

Simon Collings at the Emirates

19:56 , Matt Verri

That all started with Emile Smith Rowe winning the ball in midfield.

Great play from him. He has looked sharp so far.

GOAL! Arsenal 1-0 Luton | Martin Odegaard 24'

19:54 , Matt Verri

The Gunners take the lead!

All came from Smith Rowe winning the ball in midfield and Arsenal were away.

Odegaard to Havertz, back to Odegaard... and he lashes the first-time finish home!

Arsenal 0-0 Luton

19:53 , Matt Verri

22 mins: Trossard looking the most likely to make something happen for Arsenal. He’s got the beating of Kabore.

Stands up another nice ball to the back post, Havertz can’t quite get on the end of it.

Simon Collings at the Emirates

19:50 , Matt Verri

Arteta getting a bit frustrated with Nelson. Can hear him shouting: "Reiss, Reiss, Reiss!"

Winger isn't quite doing what he wants off the ball.

Arsenal 0-0 Luton

19:49 , Matt Verri

19 mins: Luton are starting to grow into this match, seeing more of the ball and gaining in confidence.

Doughty gets forward well down the left, whips a ball into the middle... and it smacks Clark in the face. Bobbles out of play.

Arsenal 0-0 Luton

19:47 , Matt Verri

17 mins: First chance for Luton to counter, as Barkley drives forward. Havertz not strong enough on the ball.

He finds Clark down the left, Zinchenko reads the cut-back though with Townsend lurking.

Arsenal 0-0 Luton

19:44 , Matt Verri

14 mins: Smith Rowe brought down, advantage played though and it’s a real chance for Arsenal to counter.

Trossard and Odegaard among those free, but Havertz slows things down and the moment goes.

Arsenal 0-0 Luton

19:41 , Matt Verri

11 mins: White and Odegaard nearly combine brilliantly, but the flick from the right-back in the Luton box just has too much on it.

Arsenal starting to get going now, looking a bit sharper. The Hatters are struggling to get out already.

Arsenal 0-0 Luton

19:38 , Matt Verri

8 mins: Luton get themselves into all sorts of trouble playing out from the back. Don’t think that’s their best bet.

Havertz should lay it off to Trossard, goes for goal instead and it’s blocked. Odegaard then slides it through to White, his dink to the back post is turned behind for a corner.

Taken short, Odegaard picks out Zinchenko and he hammers an effort at goal. Good block.

Simon Collings at the Emirates

19:37 , Matt Verri

A little bit rusty and disjointed from Arsenal early on, which is perhaps no surprise with the changes.

Arsenal 0-0 Luton

19:36 , Matt Verri

6 mins: Not sure Luton have had a touch yet.

Zinchenko in the side tonight and dropping into midfield as ever, so it’s a more traditional right-back role for White.

Usually has such a good relationship with Saka - Nelson the man in front of him for a change.

Arsenal 0-0 Luton

19:33 , Matt Verri

3 mins: Early pattern in this match will not surprise anyone.

Arsenal dominating the ball, but Luton will press up pretty high. Not a team to camp ten players on the edge of their own box.


19:30 , Matt Verri

Underway at the Emirates!

Here we go!

19:29 , Matt Verri

Teams are out in north London.

Handshakes... tick. Team huddles... tick.

We’re ready to get up and running.

19:25 , Matt Verri

Camera inside the Luton dressing room. Lots of handshakes and hugs as Rob Edwards delivers his final pre-match message.

No such look at the Arsenal camp. They’ll be in the tunnel any minute now.

Simon Collings at the Emirates

19:21 , Matt Verri

Arsenal with a pre-match lightshow for Luton at home - the run-in really is well underway.

Should also point out, it's not dark yet.

Gabriel one of the Premier League's best

19:18 , Matt Verri

Arsenal’s defence was rightly lauded for its performance on Sunday but, not for the first time, it was William Saliba who claimed most of the spotlight.

He was named man of the match and is often the one singled out for praise. That is perhaps in part down to his style, with his composure on the ball easy on the eye.

Inside Arsenal, however, they are just as aware of the role Gabriel plays and no one underestimates his contribution to the team.

Mikel Arteta considers centre-back the hardest position to play in the Premier League, but he also views it as a partnership.

Gabriel and Saliba have struck up a formidable one which has played a key role in Arsenal having the best defence in the division this season.

Their styles complement each other well, with Gabriel taking on the role of the aggressor and Saliba sweeping behind him.

Read our full piece here!

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Rock solid at the back!

19:10 , Matt Verri

Here are Mikel Arteta’s pre-match thoughts in full.

Arsenal have been in superb goalscoring form in 2024, but it is their defensive record that has provided the foundation for this season’s title charge.

Arsenal to complete perfect run?

19:04 , Matt Verri

This is Arsenal’s final match against a promoted side this season.

So far, it’s five matches, five wins, 23 goals scored and four conceded.

Three of those goals they have let in came against Luton in December - a small bit of hope for the Hatters?


Arteta: Saka not ready to feature

18:56 , Matt Verri

Mikel Arteta has been speaking ahead of kick-off, explaining the decision to leave Bukayo Saka out of the squad tonight.

“He had to come off against Manchester City three days ago feeling something and he hasn't been able to do everything that we needed to give him the chance to start the game,” he tells TNT Sports.

“So we have decided not to play him."

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Simon Collings at the Emirates

18:53 , Matt Verri

Chance for Arsenal’s fringe players to impress tonight.

Luton turn to youngsters

18:45 , Matt Verri

As Luton boss Rob Edwards suggested in his pre-match press conference, plenty of young talent in their squad tonight.

A milestone to remember for Christian Chigozie, though the Hatters will be hoping they do not have to call on him off the bench.

Arteta makes five changes!

18:37 , Matt Verri

Plenty to talk about in that Arsenal side.

Five changes. Zinchenko comes in at left-back to replace Kiwior, while Partey and Smith Rowe start in midfield as Jorginho and Rice drop out.

Nelson and Trossard start out wide, as Jesus is named on the bench and Saka misses out on the squad completely.

Luton team news

18:35 , Matt Verri

Luton XI: Kaminski, Kabore, Mengi, Onyedinma, Doughty, Clark, Barkley, Mpanzu, Townsend, Morris, Hashioka

Subs: Shea, Berry, Woodrow, Chong, Krul, Johnson, Nelson, Piesold, Chigozie

Arsenal team news

18:32 , Matt Verri

Arsenal XI: Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Partey, Smith Rowe; Nelson, Havertz, Trossard

Subs: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, Kiwior, Rice, Jorginho, Vieira, Jesus, Martinelli, Nketiah

Stand by...

18:26 , Matt Verri

The team news from north London coming up in the next few minutes.

Sounds like Bukayo Saka may miss out on the squad entirely for Arsenal tonight.

Full confirmation of the teams to come very, very shortly.

Lokonga gamble pays off

18:20 , Matt Verri

Albert Sambi Lokonga faces an uncertain future at Arsenal, but he is doing his best to give Mikel Arteta a headache this summer.

The midfielder took the bold decision to join Luton on loan at the start of the season and, so far, it is paying off.

Lokonga has excelled in a struggling side and his form has not gone unnoticed, with even Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp remarking on his impressive performances.

“Lokonga, when you see him playing and you think: ‘Oh, he’s an Arsenal player and they loaned him?’ Interesting,” he said in February ahead of his side’s game with Luton.

Lokonga will be back at Emirates Stadium tonight, but he will have to settle for a seat in the stands as his loan makes him ineligible, while also nearing the end of a lay-off due to a hamstring injury.

His absence is a blow for Luton, who are fighting for their lives at the bottom of the Premier League and relying on Lokonga to help them beat the drop.

Read more on that here!

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Timber pushing for Arsenal return

18:11 , Matt Verri

Mikel Arteta believes Jurrien Timber can give Arsenal’s attack a different dimension during the run-in.

Timber, who joined Arsenal from Ajax in the summer as part of a deal worth £38m, has been out of action since August but is now close to a return. The defender is back in training and may play some games with Arsenal’s Under-21 side to get up to speed.

“We were really short at the start of the season, then we had some issues, and now we are recovering players,” said Arteta.

“Jurrien is a main one because he has a quality that nobody else has in the backline to actually effect, especially in the attacking phases, things that we do, in both positions or three positions. We have more flexibility now.”

Timber suffered a serious knee injury in the opening Premier League game of the season and the club have been impressed with his recovery.

“I think he’s got a good chance,” said Arteta, when asked about Timber playing before the end of the season.

“I don’t know a percentage but he’s got a good chance and he’s going to push it as far as he can.”

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Last time they met...

18:03 , Matt Verri

It was fairly dramatic!

Arsenal needed a 97th-minute winner from Declan Rice to edge past Luton at Kenilworth Road in December, snatching all three points in a thrilling 4-3 victory.

Mikel Arteta will want slightly less drama tonight...

Jesus ready for different Arsenal role

17:55 , Matt Verri

Gabriel Jesus is willing to play out wide for Arsenal to help them get over the line in the title race.

The Brazilian has predominantly played as a No9 since joining the Gunners in 2022 but was deployed on the left wing in Sunday’s 0-0 draw at Manchester City.

Jesus has faced regular criticism for his lack of goals and has this season spoken of his desire to develop into a penalty-box striker. But he says he is happy to be used out wide if Mikel Arteta believes that is best for the team.

“The way I am, I try everything I can to help my team,” said Jesus. “It doesn’t matter where I play, I always try to do my best.

“I did it [against Manchester City]. I was very deep, normally I am not that deep, but I had to play as the winger.

“I think I help my team playing like this. And then also, when we there [in attack], I created some chances. I could do a little bit better, but football is like this sometimes.”

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Edwards dealing with 'biggest challenge' Luton have faced

17:48 , Matt Verri

Luton boss Rob Edwards has laid bare the sorry extent of the club’s worsening injury crisis that could see them without as many as 13 players tonight.

The Hatters’ absentee list has strecthed into double figures, as at least a handful of teenage hopefuls prepare to be promoted into the matchday squad.

"We're likely to have 11, 12 or 13 players out," Edwards said at Tuesday’s pre-match press conference. "We'll probably have four teenagers on the bench - maybe more.

"This is the biggest challenge we've ever had. Of course we had the incident with Locks [captain Tom Lockyer, whose football future remains undecided after he suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch against Bournemouth in December], but in terms of facing the best teams in the world in this period of injuries, it is.

"But we're competing and it's a challenge. It'll be a big challenge. We know it is a massive task, we're aware of the size of it.

"Arsenal are in great form and we're going to have to defend really well. But, depleted as we are, it's hard for us to be at our best when we're missing so many players."

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Arsenal strengthened by returning stars

17:40 , Matt Verri

Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal now have gamechangers off the bench who can make the difference in the title race.

The Gunners are close to having a fully-fit squad - Jurrien Timber is the only absentee and the defender is expected back before the end of the season after injuring his knee in August.

Arsenal had a strong bench for their draw at Manchester City on Sunday, which was worth close to £200million and included the likes of Oleksandr Zinchenko and Thomas Partey.

And asked if he believes Arsenal have renewed firepower on their bench for the run-in, Arteta said: “I certainly do.

“I think we had a really strong bench [at Manchester City]. I think the players that came on really impacted the game in a really positive way as well.

“That’s great. That gives a lot of confidence, reassurance to the team, and a lot of problems to the opponents. It’s really good.”

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Stage is set!

17:34 , Matt Verri

A couple of hours to go until kick-off in north London...

Standard Sport prediction

17:26 , Matt Verri

Luton have shown they are capable of getting on the scoresheet and giving the bigger teams a real scare.

But the Gunners are in strong form and know they can’t afford any slip-ups, so expect a professional display.

Arsenal to win, 3-1.

Luton team news

17:20 , Matt Verri

Luton’s hefty injury crisis extended to concerns over Tahith Chong, Alfie Doughty and Reece Burke at the weekend.

Arsenal loanee Albert Sambi Lokonga is ineligible to face his parent club, but is nursing a hamstring injury anyway, with Chiedozie Ogbene, Amari’i Bell, Elijah Adebayo and Mads Andersen among those unavailable alongside Marvelous Nakamba, Gabriel Osho, Dan Potts and Jacob Brown.

Luton captain Tom Lockyer is also yet to make a decision on his footballing future after suffering a cardiac arrest on the pitch against Bournemouth in December.

Hatters boss Rob Edwards said he will be without as many as 13 players against Arsenal, with at least four teenagers on the bench.

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Arsenal team news

17:13 , Matt Verri

Mikel Arteta has insisted Bukayo Saka will be ready for tonight’s clash with Luton.

Saka was forced to withdraw from the England squad a fortnight ago due to a minor muscle issue. The winger was back playing for Arsenal on Sunday against Manchester City, but he was taken off with 12 minutes to go.

That sparked fears Saka could miss Wednesday’s game at home to Luton, however Arteta insisted post-match that the decision was down to fatigue.

“He’s fine,” the manager said on Tuesday morning. “We haven’t trained, just recovered. We have a short, light session today to prepare the game and we will see if he’s in the best condition to start or not.

“We’re just thinking about Luton, preparing the game in the best possible way and earn the right to beat them.”

The Gunners have been boosted by the return of Gabriel Martinelli, who came off the bench against City after a few weeks out with a foot injury.

And asked if he is now able to play 90 minutes, Arteta said: “He is because he was available to play against a really tough opponent three days ago.”

Predicted Arsenal XI: Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tomiyasu; Odegaard, Rice, Havertz; Saka, Jesus, Martinelli

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How to watch Arsenal vs Luton

17:05 , Matt Verri

TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on TNT Sports 2, with coverage beginning at 6.30pm BST ahead of kick-off at 7:30pm.

Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the Discovery+ app and website.

Live blog: You can follow all the action right here, with expert analysis from our reporter Simon Collings at the ground.

Good evening!

16:58 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Arsenal vs Luton!

It’s the latest chapter in the Premier League title race, with the Gunners knowing they will go top, for at least 24 hours, with victory tonight.

We’ll have all the latest updates, build-up and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 7:30pm BST from the Emirates Stadium.

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