Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Video: Arsenal 5-2 Benfica – On the whistle

Arsenal won their first game of the Emirates Cup today, beating Benfica 5-2 – read the report and watch the goals here.

For more, here’s James’ On the whistle report, and he was particularly impressed by one youngster today.


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Third Plebeian

Agree about Walcott, James. Looked sharp.

Also, has anyone else noticed that thing on top of Walcott’s head? What is it, exactly? Looks like it might have once belonged to Chamakh?


He’s been rescued from an oil spill.

Lord Bendnter

Yes! I can’t recall when was the last time I saw Walcott with a changed hairstyle


Theo Walcott is wearing a hair toupe given by Drogba-dator.

Brown American Gooner

Kolasinac looks solid. I don’t want to get excited about Walcott again. He shows these flashes but keeps fading away.


Trying not to get excited… but I can’t help it. It’s a great squad. On paper there are few better in Europe.
The signings off and on the pitch suggest a stronger mentality also. Bring it on.

Third Plebeian

Um. No.


Um…why not?


Kolasinac is a beast, Nelson wow!


Nelson what a telent super wow!!!

Peter Couch

Re Walcott:
1. Yaya Sanogo scored 4 against Benfica in Emirates Cup 2 years ago.
2. Even then, this was a good performance by Walcott standards. That surely means his contract negotiations are underway.


Agree with everything James, lots of positive to take from this friendly. On the negatives, all I can say is we will probably never see that back 3 again in a competitive fixture so not a big deal

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