Arsenal belasah Malaysia 4-0

Arsenal menumpaskan Malaysia 4-0 pada perlawanan persahabatan antarabangsa jelajah Asia Arsenal 2011 di Stadium Nasional Bukit Jalil malam semalam.

Masa penuh: Malaysia 0 Arsenal 4

Penjaring: Arsenal – Aaron Ramsey (penalti min-5), Theo Walcott (min-37), Carlos Vela (min-58), Tomas Rosicky (min-90)

MALAYSIA: Mohd Nasril Mat Nourdin (Khairul Fahmi Che Mat), Mohamad Fadhli Mohd Shas (Mohd Farisham Ismail), Mohd Asraruddin Putra Omar (Mohd Azmi Muslim), Mahalli Jasuli (Helmi Remeli), Mohamad Aidil Zafuan Abd Radzak (Mohd Muslim Ahmad), Amar Rohidan, Safiq Rahim (G. Gurusamy), S. Kunanlan, Mohd Amirulhadi Zainal (Baddrol Bakhtiar)(Mohamad Ashaari Shamsudin), Ahmad Fakri Saarani (Abdul Hadi Yahaya), Norshahrul Idlan Talaha (Shahrizal Mohd Saad).

ARSENAL: Wojciech Szczesny (Vito Mannone), Thomas Vermaelen (Johan Djourou), Laurent Koscielny (Sebastien Squillaci), Kieran Gibbs (Denilson) (Robin Van Persie), Carl Jenkinson (Tomas Rosicky) , Aaron Ramsey (Samir Nasri), Alex Song, Jack Wilshere, Ryo Miyaichi (Andrey Arshavin), Theo Walcott (Bacary Sagna),
Marouane Chamakh (Carlos Vela).

PENGADIL: Mohd Yussof Mat Karim

Arsenal kicked of their pre-season Asian tour by whipping Malaysia 4-0 at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil here tonight.

Aaron Ramsey gave Arsenal a flying start from the penalty spot in the fifth minute and Theo Walcott added the second in the 37th to put the Gunners in a comfortable position before half time. Carlos Vela, returning from a loan stint came on as a second half substitute and made it 3-0 in the 59th while Tomas Rosicky put the icing on the cake with a final minute header.

Kieran Gibbs started at left back after the sale of Gael Clichy to Manchester City, and delivered an assured performance while Thomas Vermaelen started at center back after missing much of last season with an injury.

Except for S. Kunalan, the Malaysian boys were a pale shadow of the side that had won the AFF Suzuki Cup last year.

Aaron’s penalty which beat Mohd Nasril Nourdin in goal brought a thunderous applause from the 50,000 odd fans who had started filtering through the gates as early as 5pm to catch a glimpse of their favourite stars.

Arsenal’s total dominance in midfield and up front saw National coach K. Rajagobal make a number of changes, bringing on Badrol Bakhtiar to replace the ineffective Amirul Hadi, first choice goalkeeper Khairul Fahmi and striker Abdul Hadi Yahya to replace Ahmad Fakri Sarani. However, their presence failed to change the outcome. Malaysia faces another English Premier Club, Liverpool on Saturday at the same venue.

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