Arsenal 1 New York Red Bulls 1: match report

31 July 2011 05:45
6:20PM BST 31 Jul 2011


Arsenal were booed by their own fans today after letting another lead slip to surrender the Emirates Cup to New York Red Bulls.

The response of the 60,000 inside the Emirates Stadium did not bode well for the new season, with the Arsenal doing nothing to prove they had cured the frailties which caused their supporters so much suffering last term.

As in yesterday's 2-2 draw with Boca Juniors, who they had led 2-0, Arsenal were unable to close out a game they had dominated, with substitute Kyle Bartley putting through his own net six minutes from time.

That was after Robin van Persie had put the tournament hosts on course for a fourth Emirates Cup success out of five when he nodded home shortly before half-time.

While defensive errors cost the Gunners yesterday, today it was their all-too-familiar wastefulness in front of goal as they missed numerous chances to kill the game.

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Source: Telegraph