Nurnberg 3-5 Arsenal LIVE! Jesus two goals - Pre-season friendly result, match stream and latest updates today

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Nurnbeg vs Arsenal - LIVE!

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side kick off their pre-season schedule this afternoon with a game against second-tier German outfit, FC Nurnberg. The Gunners have been on a training camp in Germany with some of their new signings on show, with Gabriel Jesus expected to get a first run out in Arsenal colours in just a few hours’ time.

The club will jet out to the United States for a more high-profile set of pre-season friendlies next week, where they play Everton in Baltimore before meeting Orlando City and Chelsea in Flordia. Still, while perhaps understated, the game in Germany affords Arteta to run the rule over his players for the first time since the summer break.

Clearly, these kind of games are not all about the result, but it would be promising to see Jesus in particular get on the scoresheet. Follow all of the action LIVE with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog!

Nurnberg vs Arsenal latest news

  • GOAL! Jesus adds his second!

  • GOAL! Arsenal lead through Schnidler own goal

  • GOAL! Elneny rocket from over 30 yards

  • GOAL! Jesus after 90 seconds of his debut

18:40 , Alex Young

I think he is going to go down well with Arsenal fans.

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18:26 , Alex Young

Jesus' introduction sparked the Gunners into life as he scored two of five second-half goals.

Plenty of entertainment in Germany and plenty of promise from Jesus.

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18:22 , Alex Young

Jesus with two goals on his debut as Arsenal scored FIVE in the second half.

Plenty of entertainment.

18:21 , Alex Young

90min: Two minutes added on as Marquinhos runs the ball out of play.

18:18 , Alex Young

88min: Into the final few minutes in Germany and Jesus is pushing for a hat-trick.

18:13 , Alex Young

83min: A real shame for Schleimer, who is forced off with a nasty looking injury. He’s helped off the pitch and he’s shaking his head. Duman is on for the remainder.

18:11 , Alex Young

80mins: We’ve had five minutes without a goal. Remarkable.


18:05 , Alex Young

75min: Jesus does get his second with a lovely flick off the outside of his boot to convert Martinelli's cross.


18:04 , Alex Young

73min: Nurnberg pull one back as Schleimer slams a half-volley home from six yards.

18:01 , Alex Young

71min: Five new faces and the tempo has dropped slightly. It looks a little cooler too.

17:58 , Alex Young

69min: Marquinhos is coming on for his debut. Plenty others as well, including Patino and Okonkwo.

Just over 20 minutes to play.

17:56 , Alex Young

66min: Elneny almost scores another screamer, but this time Mathenia does enough in the Nurnberg goal.

17:55 , Alex Young

Oh, wait, it's another own goal but another Jesus is close to claiming.

Four goals in 18 minutes as Handwerker puts into his own net after Nketiah hits the post.


17:53 , Alex Young

63min: Now Jesus does have a second! He’s left with a tap in after Nketiah hit the post.


17:49 , Alex Young

57min: I was going to write that Arsenal cannot stop scoring, but this one is a Schnidler own goal - though Jesus was putting the midfielder under plenty of pressure.


17:45 , Alex Young

55min: Elneny from at least 30 yards! Wow, what a strike!

Two substitutes with two goals. Arsenal are a completely different side.

17:41 , Alex Young

51min: Jesus is up for this one, I tell you. Desperate to impress, which he's already done.

He cuts inside the looks for space for another shot, but Nurnberg backtrack and hack the ball clear.


17:37 , Alex Young

47min: He’s already got a goal, too! Just 90 seconds after coming on, he runs onto a through ball and slams it past the goalkeeper at the near post.

17:36 , Alex Young

Gabriel Jesus is on for his Arsenal debut!

17:35 , Alex Young

The teams are back out for the second half. Plenty of new faces.

17:32 , Alex Young

Second half getting under way very shortly.

17:22 , Alex Young

Arsenal’s coverage of the game just said that Tierney went off “through injury”. Could just be the commentators assuming, of course.


17:19 , Alex Young

46min: That’s your lot for the opening 45 minutes.

All change at the break, you’d imagine.

17:15 , Alex Young

43min: Smith Rowe taking a more central role now and it almost worked, as he maurades up the pitch before laying off to Pepe on the right. You can guess what happened next.

Clue: High and wide.

17:11 , Alex Young

39min: Welcome to the game, Cedric. He’s just wiped out Sorensen, but the defender looks OK to continue.

17:06 , Alex Young

34min: First change as Tierney is replaced by Cedric.

17:05 , Alex Young

33min: Arsenal aren’t getting anywhere near Nurnberg’s midfield three. Controlling proceedings with ease.


17:03 , Alex Young

29min: Poor from Lokonga in the centre releases Duah to fire across Turner and double the hosts' lead.

Arsenal need to wake up.

Geis goal

16:59 , Alex Young

Looking at the replays, and not taking anything away from the shot - from a centre-back - but not quite sure how Turner didn't get near that.

Straight down the middle, off the bar.


16:57 , Alex Young

24min: Well, that is a stunner from a centre-back! An absolute rocket from Geis off the underside of the bar and the hosts have the lead!

16:55 , Alex Young

23min: Both teams happy to knock the ball around in middle of the park at the moment. It’s hot and the first friendly of the summer, I get it.

16:52 , Alex Young

19min: Smith Rowe looks in the mood, y’know. Just stalking with left touchline and bursts into action whenever remotely close to the ball.

He looks to embark on a run inside but bundles Tempelmann over in the process to give away a free kick.


16:47 , Alex Young

15min: The best opening for Arsenal and it’s through Smith Rowe, who bends an effort towards the far top corner which Mathenia does superbly to palm away.

16:45 , Alex Young

13min: Pepe appears to be a target for Nurnberg, with two players on the winger whenever near the ball.

Arsenal seeing more of the ball but not much in the way of attacking intent.

16:42 , Alex Young

10min: Nurnberg firmly on top but not making the most of their possession so far.

16:40 , Alex Young

8min: Little pause in play as Handwerker is down getting treatment. He’ll be fine.

16:38 , Alex Young

6min: Nketiah and Nelson are busy up top, harrying the Nurnberg defenders but the hosts are relaxed and play around the forwards.


16:36 , Alex Young

3min: A great chance for Nurnberg as Moller Daehli whips in a great ball for Daferner to head at goal - it’s a free header from eight yards but he’s missed the target.

Turner was flat-footed.


16:32 , Alex Young

We’re under way in Germany.

16:30 , Alex Young

Hector Bellerin is captain again.

He also wore the armband against Ipswich.

16:29 , Alex Young

Here come the teams. The Max-Morlock-Stadion looks packed.

Almost time

16:22 , Alex Young

Kieran Tierney warming up in the sunshine. Almost time for kick-off.


Vieira the cheerleader

16:15 , Alex Young

Summer signing Fabio Vieira is not involved today as he shakes off a foot injury, but he’s here to cheer on his new team-mates.

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Who’s missing

16:07 , Alex Young

Notable absentees today include Bernd Leno and Rob Holding.

Leno has been heavily linked with a move away, while Holding is by all accounts fit so his absence is intriguing.

Ben White continues to be nursed back to fitness, but he is with the squad.

How the hosts look

15:53 , Alex Young

Nurnberg XI: Mathenia, Sorensen, Geis, Tempelmann, Moller Daehli, Nurnberger, Schindler, Duah, Gyamerah, Handwerker, Daferner.

Subs: Klaus, Fofana, Duman, Schaffler, Shuranov, Wekesser, Castrop, Wintzheimer, Hubner, Valentini, Schleimer, Jahn

Jesus takes it in

15:52 , Alex Young

Here he is. All smiles.

Debut from the off

15:50 , Alex Young

So it’s an official debut from the off for Matt Turner, who completed his move from MLS last week.

Gabriel Jesus and Marquinhos are on the bench but surely everyone will be involved. Fabio Vieira, as expected, misses out through injury.

Arsenal team is in!

15:38 , Alex Young

Arsenal XI: Turner, Bellerin, Walters, Mari, Tierney, Lokonga, Maitland-Niles, Smith Rowe, Pepe, Nketiah, Nelson.

Subs: Runarsson, Okonkwo, Cedric, Sousa, Gabriel, Elneny, Smith, Patino, Oulad M’hand, Marquinhos, Martinelli, Balogun, Jesus.

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Gearing up for no.2

15:29 , Alex Young

This is Arsenal’s second pre-season friendly, though first for supporters after a behind-closed-doors 5-1 win over Ipswich last time out.

Eddie Nketiah scored a hat-trick. You can read our report here.

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15:24 , Alex Young

Arsenal have been based as the adidas HQ since flying out, with the likes of Jesus getting to grips with his new team-mates.

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‘I recognise them'

15:17 , Alex Young

There will be a few familiar faces on show this afternoon.

Christopher Schindler was a key player for Huddersfield for five years, two of with in the Premier Leauge, before heading to the German second tier.

Mats Møller Dæhli was a bit-part player for Cardiff about eight years ago.

15:01 , Marc Mayo

Ahead of the game, Nurnberg unveiled their new kit for the campaign and... it’s rather nice!

Gunners tipped for more transfer business

14:54 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal “don’t feel they have finished just yet” as Mikel Arteta and Edu continue to try and improve their squad ahead of next season.

Four players have already joined the club this summer, with a £45m deal to bring Gabriel Jesus to north London from Manchester City the headline arrival thus far.

The Brazilian international follows Marquinhos, Matt Turner and Fabio Vieira into the Emirates Stadium, while Arteta is keen on bolstering his defence.

Read the full story.

Club respond to Jack Wilshere’s retirement

14:43 , Marc Mayo

Fond words from the Gunners for a former player who is set to re-sign as their U18s manager.

Read the full story.

Some new faces to look out for today

14:38 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal team news: Fabio Vieira injured

14:25 , Jonathan Gorrie

As mentioned above, new summer recruits Jesus, Marquinhos and Turner should all get their first run outs in Arsenal colours.

However, Fabio Vieira is nursing a slight foot injury should is unlikely to be involved.

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How to watch

14:14 , Jonathan Gorrie

TV channel: The match will not be televised in the UK.

Live stream: The match will be broadcast via Arsenal’s official website and the app at a cost of £5.99.

Live blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog.

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14:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

Welcome! It’s good to be back, isn’t it?

Standard Sport will be bringning you LIVE coverage of Arsenal’s first pre-season game of the summer, with kick-off in their meeting with FC Nurnberg coming from 4.30pm BST at the Max-Morlock-Stadion.

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