Select a Team

Friendly Match

Emirates Stadium 30th July 2011 - Kick off 16:20

Arsenal Arsenal vs Boca Juniors Boca Jrs

Arsenal 2

R van Persie (29)
A Ramsey (46)

ft

Boca Jrs 2

L Viatri (69)
P Mouche (72)

Gunners draw in Emirates opener

Defensive mistakes see Gunners blow two goal lead at the Emirates.

Last Updated: 30/07/11 7:34pm

  • Share:
Gervinho: Impressed on first apperance at the Emirates.

Gervinho: Impressed on first apperance at the Emirates.

Arsenal's weakness in defence came back to haunt them again as Boca Juniors came back from 2-0 down to force a draw in an entertaining Emirates Cup clash.

Goals from Robin van Persie and Aaron Ramsey appeared to put the Gunners in control early in the second half, but mistakes from Sebastien Squillaci and Johan Djourou allowed Boca to score two in four minutes and salvage the draw.

It was not all negative for Arsene Wenger's men though, with new £11million signing Gervinho particularly impressive on his home debut.

Captain Cesc Fabregas again missed out, with Wenger admitting the player is 'unsettled' following sustained interest from Barcelona. Contract rebel Samir Nasri was named in the starting line-up.

The Gunners made a flying start and felt they should have had a penalty in the opening stages when Jack Wilshere was pushed in the box but referee Martin Atkinson waved played on.

Gunners new-boy Gervinho was involved in the game's opener; tearing down the left flank before crossing for Van Persie to slot home at the near post after 27 minutes.

Arsenal continued to dominate and were perhaps disappointed not to have added to their tally before the break.

However, they didn't have to wait long in the second half to extend their lead, Carlos Vela teeing up Ramsey to fire home from 20 yards straight from the kick-off.

Errors

Given The Gunner's dominance in thus far, a two goal cushion appeared to be enough to secure the win but when Squillaci gifted possession to Juan Riquelme with 22 minutes left, the former Villarreal midfielder laid it off to Lucas Viatri, who blasted into the top corner.

Then, just two minutes later, Boca were level. Djourou contrived to fall over a ball into the penalty area allowing Pablo Mouche the time and space to stroke home past Vito Mannone.

Things could have got even worse for the Londoners when Riquelme fired in a free-kick with just five minutes left but Mannone did well to push the ball away.

At the other end Emmanuel Eboue fired in a 25-yard effort that fizzed narrowly wide.

Arsenal now go on to face New York Red Bulls on Sunday, with Thierry Henry's side having beaten Paris St Germain 1-0 earlier on Saturday.

  • Share:

Matches

  • Friendly Match

    Sat 30th Jul
    • Sheff Wed
      0 - 0
      Stoke City
      bet
      TV
    • Port Vale Academy
      1 - 1
      Walsall
      bet
      TV
    • Lincoln
      0 - 1
      N Forest
      bet
      TV
    • New York Red Bulls
      1 - 0
      PSG
      bet
      TV
    • League of Ireland XI
      0 - 3
      Man City
      bet
      TV
    • Telford
      1 - 1
      Burton Alb
      bet
      TV
    • Bradford
      1 - 3
      Carlisle
      bet
      TV
    • Bath City
      0 - 4
      Cheltenham
      bet
      TV
    • Burnley
      1 - 0
      Sunderland
      bet
      TV
    • Brighton
      2 - 3
      Tottenham
      bet
      TV
    • York City
      2 - 1
      Hartlepool
      bet
      TV
    • Northamptn
      2 - 1
      Wycombe
      bet
      TV
    • Truro City
      2 - 6
      Torquay
      bet
      TV
    • Birmingham
      1 - 2
      Everton
      bet
      TV
    • Dag + Red
      1 - 2
      Stevenage
      bet
      TV
    • Macc'field
      1 - 0
      Notts Co
      bet
      TV
    • Barnet
      1 - 1
      MK Dons
      bet
      TV
    • Aldershot
      1 - 2
      Brentford
      bet
      TV
    • Hampton + Richm
      0 - 4
      Chelsea XI
      bet
      TV
    • Godalming Town
      2 - 1
      AFC W'don
      bet
      TV
    • Millwall
      4 - 3
      Charlton
      bet
      TV
    • Scunthorpe
      0 - 5
      Barnsley
      bet
      TV
    • Bristol C
      0 - 1
      West Brom
      bet
      TV
    • Gat'head
      0 - 0
      Sunderland XI
      bet
      TV
    • Fleetwood
      0 - 1
      Oldham
      bet
      TV
    • Newport
      1 - 3
      Bolton
      bet
      TV
    • Ipswich
      1 - 2
      Wolves
      bet
      TV
    • Forest Grn
      3 - 0
      Hereford
      bet
      TV
    • Arsenal
      2 - 2
      Boca Jrs
      bet
      TV
    • Celtic
      0 - 2
      Inter
      bet
      TV
    • Leicester
      1 - 2
      R Madrid
      bet
      TV

Related

Related Profiles