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Arsenal - SS Lazio
Friendly match - 5 August 2018

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And that's full-time

Arsenal finish their pre-season with a win and now turn their attention to Manchester City next Sunday.

Stay tuned to Eurosport for all the reaction to this one.

88' 

And here's that Aubameyang goal for those who haven't seen it yet...

85' 

You do wonder how things might have been different had Lazio been able to call upon Ciro Immobile. Caicedo has worked hard but hasn't offered the same threat.

82' 

Arsenal are seeing this game out very well. The changes they were able to make changed this game.

80' 

Proto spills a shot but he does excellently to get up and save the follow-up.

78' 

Couple more changes for Arsenal and one of them is the highly thought of Smith-Rowe.

74' 

Game is fizzling out somewhat since that second Arsenal goal. Lazio clearly don't feel they can get back into it and Arsenal are happy to just keep the ball.

71' 

Host of Lazio changes with one of them including new signing Joaquin Correa.

70' 

Play comes to a halt with Maitland-Niles down injured.

It came when the ball ricocheted into his body.

While he was down Milinkovic-Savic was fuming that he was not given a free-kick after he went down on the edge of the box.

68' 

Chance for Lazio as Alberto gets in by playing a one-two off the defender. He opens up his body to try and curl the shot but it's easy for Leno.

66' 

Arsenal have a free-kick in a dangerous position following a foul on Maitland-Niles. Mkhitaryan's effort is easily blocked by the wall.

65' 

More good football from Arsenal as they nearly pick up a third. However Guendouzi's shot is blocked and the follow-up cross isn't tucked home.

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GOAL! ARSENAL 2-0 LAZIO (AUBAMEYANG)

They possibly don't deserve it but Arsenal are now two ahead. Lacazette's clever flick releases Elneny. He works his way through and the ball falls to Aubameyang, he shoots and it takes a couple of touches on its way to the bottom corner.

61' 

Right a few Lazio changes, among them Milinkovic-Savic.

Some Arsenal changes include Hector Bellerin and Mesut Ozil.

59' 

Arsenal break really well and Aubameyang's clever back-heel plays in Iwobi. However his cross isn't good enough and Lacazette's shot is deflected and easily saved by Proto.

57' 

More handbags between Lulic and Lichtsteiner. In case anyone didn't know, these two do not like each other.

55' 

Lazio win a free-kick thanks to a foul from Chambers but it's struck way too hard and goes long.

53' 

Lacazette goes down under pressure in the box and the Arsenal fans want the penalty. The referee says no doing.

49' 

Another chance for Lazio as Parolo has a go but he can't trouble Leno.

46' 

Welcome back

Aubameyang and Guendouzi are both on for Nketiah and Nelson.

45' 

And that's half-time.

Arsenal are ahead but Lazio have been the better team since the break and should be level or possibly even ahead.

41' 

Arsenal enjoy a spell of possession that ends with Nelson getting chopped down by Lulic.

From the free-kick the ball is worked to Nelson but his cross is easily blocked.

38' 

That corner is swung in and flicked on to Caicedo at the back post but his shot hits the side netting.

37' 

Another chance.

Arsenal have to stop these crosses. This time the ball comes from the right and goes deep to Lulic who arrives late at the back post. He elects to head it across goal but it can't find a Lazio player. Eventually Arsenal clear for a corner.

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CHANCE!

It should be 1-1. Another excellent cross from Lazio and Parolo is found towards the back post. His header goes wide however.

34' 

Another chance for Lazio as the ball is played in from their right. It's a loose ball that causes problems but thankfully for Arsenal the ball goes through to Leno.

31' 

BAR!

Sloppy from Arsenal as Lazio steal in and play in Luis Alberto. He sees Leno off his line and tries to dink it over him, only to see the ball come back off the bar.

30' 

The ball stays in play and eventually it comes to Xhaka on the edge of the box and he sends a curling, well-struck effort just over the bar.

29' 

Better from Arsenal, they show some patience before Iwobi plays in Maitland-Niles. His cross is excellent, low and hard but there is no-one to tap home.

26' 

Lazio chance!

Lazio's best chance of the game as Lulic breaks from midfield and gets in behind the defence. He's crowded out and Leno does well to come out and claim.

24' 

The Uruguayan left the field for treatment but he's back on now and he's going to be okay to continue.

22' 

Lazio try to get back into the game as the ball is on the right and they send it to the back post. The header comes in but it's not going to trouble Leno. Torreira is receiving treatment.

20' 

Some debate as to whether Nelson might have been offside on that goal. It was definitely close, I'd say he was marginally off.

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GOAL! ARSENAL 1-0 LAZIO (NELSON)

Arsenal take the lead as they work the ball out to Iwobi on the left. His shot cannons off the post and Nelson is there to tap home.

17' 

Decent chance for Lazio as they work the ball down the right. The ball comes across to Caicedo but he can't really connect.

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Another chance for Arsenal!

Great ball over the top from Lichtsteiner and Lacazette takes it first time over his shoulder. Proto does well to get down and save.

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And just as I say that there is the first chance. Nketiah gets played through and he drags the shot wide. Best bit of play so far though.

8' 

Early stages are all Arsenal at the moment, they're yet to really test Proto.

6' 

Nelson picks up the ball and glides past a couple of players. The ball is worked down the left but the cross is easily blocked.

4' 

Game has slowed down a little bit, already players are slipping.

2' 

There's a couple early fireworks as Lichtsteiner goes flying into an aerial challenge. The arm was raised and the Lazio players aren't happy.

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And we're underway!

Not a great start from Wallace as he sells Proto short, but they recover and deal with it.

 

Slight delay here but we're just about to have the toss.

Lazio in their traditional blue, Arsenal in their interesting away kit.

 

Right we're about five minutes away from kick-off.

Let's hear your predictions for this one

 

That's a good effort from Alberto...

 

So what are we looking for tonight? How the new boys fit in will be a big one and you imagine there is a great chance for young Reiss Nelson and Eddie Nketiah. There is no reason they can't be part of Unai Emery's squad this season.

 

Top banter from the Arsenal Twitter account there...

 

LAZIO TEAM

Proto, Wallace, Acerbi, Radu, Basta, Parolo, Leiva, Murgia, Lulic, Luis Alberto, Caicedo.

Unsurprisingly there is no Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in the Lazio team as he continues to be linked with a move away. Former Liverpool duo Luis Alberto and Lucas Leiva both start.

 

ARSENAL TEAM

Leno, Lichtsteiner, Chambers, Holding, Maitland-Niles, Nelson, Xhaka, Torreira, Iwobi, Lacazette, Nketiah

The big talking point here is that there are two debut appearances for the Gunners. Stephan Lichtsteiner appears at right-back and Lucas Torreira starts in midfield next to Granit Xhaka who is the captain for the night.

 

WELCOME

Good evening and welcome to live coverage of Arsenal's final pre-season friendly against Lazio.

Team news is on the way.