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FULL-TIME: A comfortable 3-1 win here for Arsenal. Goals coming from Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud. A consolation goal from Alvaro Negredo.
Into the 90th minute here, City on the move.
Youngster Isaac Hayden replaces Ramsey. Not too much time to have any impact but still a great occasion for the young man.
Lescott is replaced by Boyata for City.
City look for options here in the final-third without actually going anywhere. A City goal would certainly change things.
Jesus Navas is down here - he falls holding his face after contact from Gibbs. But looking at a replay, Gibbs has only hit his chest with his hand. Poor showing.
Every time Nasri receives the ball he gets roundly booed. He hasn't really cut it for City yet, has he? @DarrenBeatz - let me know on Twitter.
That goal has finally given something for Pellegrini to smile about - Negredo showed terrific pace and power there.
Negrado lines up a free-kick for City but he sees it blocked by the wall.
A really cool finish from Negredo under pressure but Arsenal will be disappointed with their defending.
GOAL! Negredo finishes through the legs of the goalkeeper to make it 3-1.
Jack Rodwell comes on for Fernandinho.
Kompany brings City forward and they keep the ball well but eventually Cazorla wins it back for Arsenal.
Negrado's effort sails over the bar. Not happening for the Spaniard today.
Carl Jenkinson is given a good reception by the Finnish crowd. He replaces Sagna.
Gedion Zelalem - touted as the new Fabregas - replaces Oxland-Chamberlain. I bet Wenger is pleased he can afford this opportunity to bring on the youngsters.
Goal cancelled - Giroud is literally just half a step offside as he latches onto Walcott's cross to put the ball in the net. Unlucky.
Just less than 20 minutes to go, can City pull one back?
Interesting that a 20-year-old trialist has been brought on in such a competitive friendly - just a week before the season starts.
This is an opportunity for trialist Perez to show what he can do.
Jovetic and Javi Garcia replace Toure and Negredo as City look to change this game.
Sebastien Perez replaces Mikel Arteta in a like-for-like replacement.
City, at times, have got through on goal quite easily but they haven't been able to put the ball in the net.
We know how impatient the City owners are.....
Arsenal have had four shots on target today, three have been goals. Bang, bang, bang.
Pellegrini does not need a result like this a week before the start of the season. Arsenal are cruising now.
What a pass from Walcott which was played from around 40-50 yards. Giroud scores his 8th goal of pre-season and Hart will be wondering what's going on!
Goal! 3-0 to Arsenal. What a ball from Walcott out on the right who finds Giroud and he lifts the ball over Hart.
Poor defending from City but as I've said before, Walcott is looking sharp and he showed terrific vision to pick out the Welshman who finished really well.
GOAL! 2-0 to Arsenal. A carbon copy of the first goal. Walcott finds Ramsey behind the defence who dribbles past Hart to finish comfortably.
Kompany makes a vital interception to stop Giroud.
Arsenal fans out in force today in Finland where they can boast a big fanbase.
Arsenal will be pleased with this performance so far - they have taken their chance and are looking very comfortable. City will be disappointed they haven't been clinical.
CHANCE for City! Negrado shot just goes wide across the face of goal. A real opportunity for the Spaniard.
City controlling possession.
Substitute Giroud will be hoping to continue his impressive pre-season. He's bagged seven goals in five games - something for Wenger to think about when selecting his side for Villa next week.
Negredo delivery causes Fabianski to collect - this game is still being played at a slow pace.
Dzeko, Milner and Zabaleta departed for City.
Wilshere, Podolski and Szczesny were taken off for Arsenal.
No sight of Carl Jenkinson yet whose mother is Finnish but he has decided to play for England.
Cazorla, Giroud, and Fabianski will add strength to Arsenal's line up. Samir Nasri, Jesus Navas, and Micah Richards are on for City.
A few changes have been made at half-time - let's hope the second-half is better than the first.
And we're back - the second-half kicks off. Arsenal's threadbare squad dealt well with City in the first period, will City grab a quick equaliser? Their football - at times - has been played at snail pace so far so something will have to change.
City have probably had the better of the chances but Walcott's clinical finish separates the sides at the break.
Half-time - no additional time added on here and the referee calls this half to a halt.
Very little happening here - Luis Suarez, now that's a topic which would create some discussion.
Dzeko appeared to be caught by a late tackle from Wilshere there but the referee is having none of it. The ref has been quite inconsistent so far.
Arsenalfan says: "4-2 win for Arsenal." - sounds as though you're predicting a cracking second-half!
Arsenal kick off their Premier League campaign next Saturday when they host Aston Villa. City entertain Newcastle.
Eight minutes to the break - Arsenal will be pleased with this score-line so far.
The referee has blown for a free-kick as Negrado barely touched Oxlade-Chamberlain. Strange decision by the referee.
The football is being played around at quite a slow tempo at the moment.
Nice break of speed from Walcott as he is released on the counter-attack but eventually takes too many touches. He's looked sharp so far.
Koscienly and Mertesacker have been solid so far - but they are the only two fit centre-backs Arsene Wenger has to choose from at the moment.
City fans: what are your thoughts on Manuel Pellegrini? Is he the man to finally achieve some Champions League success? @DarrenBeatz
Eight different nationalities in the City line up today. The translator will have a busy job at half-time.
CHANCE! Silva's silky run plays through Eden Dzeko and he forces a good save from Szczney. Should maybe have done better. Still 1-0 to Arsenal.
Some good football from Arsenal but Zabaleta breaks up play. The Gunners have done okay so far.
Arsenal fans - how worried are you with the lack of transfer activity so far? Tweet me @DarrenBeatz
Vincent Kompany shows some frustration as the referee brandishes the first booking of the game.
A rare spectacular effort from Arsenal's full-back. That has certainly woken Hart up.
CHANCE! Bacary Sagni cuts in from the right, from quite a distance and forces Hart into a terrific save. Corner.
Szczney has certainly been the busier goalkeeper so far but it's Hart who has picked the ball out of his net.
Arsenal still lead here by a single goal. Walcott will take some confidence from his cool finish.
Not too much of an atmosphere in Finland. But the fans are an enjoying a lively game.
No holding back from either side so far with the referee being kept busy.
Another chance for City to equalise. Szczney lunges out of his net for a high ball but misses completely, gifting Negrado with an opportunity but Gibbs is able to make a vital clearance.
It's a little strange City and Arsenal are playing each other in a friendly just a week prior to the start of the Premier League.
Ramsey gives away a cheap free-kick in a dangerous position on the right but Fernandinho's delivery is collected by Szczney.
CHANCE for City! Milner finds Zabaleta just outside the box but his shot powers well over the bar. First opportunity for the blues.
Arsenal beginning to settle down now as they pass the ball around comfortably.
Arsenal barely had a touch of the ball prior to the goal but goals change games and it'll be interesting how City respond. Fantastic vision by Wilshere.
GOAL! 1-0 Arsenal - classic breakaway football. Jack Wilshere plays through Walcott behind the defence and he lifts the ball over Joe Hart
The Gunners will be looking for Theo Walcott and Oxlade-Chamberland in attack today.
This clash has started with a real slow pace, almost like a game of chess.
Silva finds Negrado in the box but the new signing is flagged offside.
Arsenal in yellow, City in Blue - City keep possession early in this contest.
Around 40,000 here today to watch this clash - Alicia Keys was performing in this arena last night.
And we're off!
Just looking at City's starting line-up, a wealth of quality players will be on show in Finland today.
Both sides have fielded strong sides today in preparation for next week's Premier League openers.
Where are you tuning in from today? What are your thoughts on the game? Tweet me your predictions: @DarrenBeatz
TEAMS: ARSENAL: Szczesny; Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Arteta, Wilshere, Ramsey; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott, Podolsk i/// CITY: Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy; Fernandinho, Toure, Milner; Silva, Dzeko, Negredo
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