Friday, July 27th, 2012
Arsenal 0 – Manchester City 2 (Pre-season friendly, July 27, 2012) (Alternative highlights) Arsenal were under the cosh in the early exchanges, Carlos Tevez having a tame shot on goal. In the 10th minute Theo Walcott lead an speedy Gunners’ attack that eventually fizzled out after the winger opted to pass and not shoot. The chances kept flowing at both ends: Sergio Aguero had a shot deflected over the bar while Andre Santos curled an effort just wide of the post. In the 41st minute City found the net as a patient attack was finish by Pablo Zabaleta. Arsenal found themselves 2-0 in the 44th minute as Yaya Toure slid home a second following a Kolarov cross. Arsenal when close to scoring in the 55th, but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s powerful strike ricocheted off both posts and out.