Sunday, July 20, 2008

SUPER Comeback from Young Guns

Two second-half goals book a victory for a gunners against Barnet in friendly just now.

Arsenal's squad featured a multitude of players promoted from the reserves in seasons gone by to give them a taste of first team action in the Gunner's first friendly of pre-season. Nordveit, a promising Norweigan centre-back found himself on the starting sheet, as did Lansbury, Traore, and new signing Aaron Ramsey made his debut.

The first half was uninspiring, but Ramsey looked the best player on the pitch as he sent some Beckham-esque passes upfield to the overlapping Sagna.

Barnet's goal arrived via a Gillet free kick. Almunia looked frustrated after setting up what he thought would have been a capable wall, only to be beaten by his far corner, after everyone in the wall failed to either charge the ball down, or jump to block it.

The second half was more pleasing to the eye as the young guns played with more tempo and increased urgency.

Substitute Jack Wilshere changed the game for Arsenal starting moves that secured two goals for the gunners. It will be interesting to see how he is used this coming season, you will imagine he will be limited to League Cup appearances in order to protect him, much in the same manner as Theo Walcott when the former Southampton player first arrived at the club.

The Arsenal goals came from Jay Simpson, and Nacer Barazite. Simpson was played into the box and he shot across the keeper, on instinct. For Arsenal's second, Barazite received a cross into the area before beating the keeper with an nice shot that was aided into the net off the post.

Arsenal boss Wenger will be more pleased with his reserve team players, who were all brought on for the second half, than the bland first team that started before the break.

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