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  • Date:02 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Emirates Stadium
  • Attendance:59,361
  • Chamakh (6) Bendtner (29)
    Bendtner (42) Bendtner - pen (61)
    Clichy (74)

Live Commentary

93:51 +3.51

The official flags Charlie Daniels offside. Emmanuel Eboue takes the free kick.

93:02 +3.02

The ball is sent over by Dean Cox.

92:43 +2.43

Foul by Marouane Chamakh on Paul-Jose M'Poku, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Paul-Jose M'Poku.

91:44 +1.44

Shot by Samir Nasri from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

90:41 +0.41

Corner taken right-footed by Dean Cox from the left by-line, save by Manuel Almunia.

90:32 +0.32

Short corner taken by Dean Cox from the left by-line.

90:12 +0.12

Dean Cox takes a shot. Manuel Almunia makes a save.


Neves Denilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul-Jose M'Poku. Matthew Spring takes the direct free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Whing by Marouane Chamakh. Free kick crossed left-footed by Charlie Daniels from right wing, Terrell Forbes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ignasi Miquel. Manuel Almunia takes the free kick.


Gael Clichy crosses the ball, clearance made by Terrell Forbes.


Centre by Kieran Gibbs, clearance by Terrell Forbes.


Short corner taken by Conor Henderson from the right by-line.


Dean Cox goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Gael Clichy by Dean Cox results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.


Gael Clichy is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Paul-Jose M'Poku on for Alex Revell. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Daniels by Gael Clichy. Dean Cox restarts play with the free kick.


Corner taken short by Samir Nasri.


A goal is scored by Gael Clichy from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Arsenal 5-0 Leyton Orient.Assist on the goal came from Emmanuel Eboue.


Unfair challenge on Kieran Gibbs by Jonathan Tehoue results in a free kick. Ignasi Miquel takes the free kick.


Conor Henderson takes a shot. Blocked by Terrell Forbes.


Short corner taken by Samir Nasri from the right by-line.


The ball is delivered by Andrew Whing, clearance made by Ignasi Miquel.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Marouane Chamakh on Matthew Spring. Ben Chorley takes the direct free kick.


Conor Henderson delivers the ball.


Matthew Spring joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jason Crowe. Jonathan Tehoue comes on in place of Scott McGleish. (Arsenal) makes a substitution, with Gael Clichy coming on for Vassiriki Diaby. Jack Wilshere joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nicklas Bendtner. The offside flag is raised against Stephen Dawson. Free kick taken by Sebastien Squillaci.


Samir Nasri on for Tomas Rosicky. Penalty scored by Nicklas Bendtner. Arsenal 4-0 Leyton Orient.Alex Revell concedes a Penalty for a foul on Kieran Gibbs.


The ball is crossed by Tomas Rosicky, clearance by Stephen Dawson.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Revell by Kieran Gibbs. Thomas Carroll takes the free kick.


Pass corner from left by-line crossed in by Dean Cox.


Header on goal by Scott McGleish from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.


Corner from left by-line taken by Dean Cox.


The ball is crossed by Charlie Daniels, clearance made by Ignasi Miquel.


Tomas Rosicky takes a shot. Blocked by Jason Crowe.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sebastien Squillaci by Scott McGleish. Sebastien Squillaci restarts play with the free kick.


Vassiriki Diaby produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the left-hand post.


Neves Denilson takes a shot. Save by Jamie Jones.

46:59 +1.59

Ben Chorley is given a yellow card. Foul by Ben Chorley on Conor Henderson, free kick awarded. Kieran Gibbs takes the direct free kick.


Foul by Marouane Chamakh on Stephen Dawson, free kick awarded. Ben Chorley takes the direct free kick.


Ben Chorley fouled by Marouane Chamakh, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie Jones restarts play with the free kick.


Nicklas Bendtner scores a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Arsenal 3-0 Leyton Orient.


Unfair challenge on Jason Crowe by Neves Denilson results in a free kick. Ben Chorley takes the direct free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Daniels by Nicklas Bendtner. Charlie Daniels takes the free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicklas Bendtner by Charlie Daniels. Free kick taken by Conor Henderson.


Dean Cox delivers the ball, save by Manuel Almunia.


The referee blows for offside. Ignasi Miquel takes the free kick.


Unfair challenge on Charlie Daniels by Emmanuel Eboue results in a free kick. Ben Chorley takes the free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Dawson by Vassiriki Diaby. Ben Chorley takes the free kick.


Nicklas Bendtner finds the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Arsenal 2-0 Leyton Orient.Assist on the goal came from Kieran Gibbs.


Centre by Kieran Gibbs, clearance by Andrew Whing.


Marouane Chamakh crosses the ball.


Neves Denilson takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Jones.


Nicklas Bendtner produces a cross, Alex Revell manages to make a clearance.


Charlie Daniels takes the inswinging corner, save by Manuel Almunia.


Effort from outside the area by Tomas Rosicky goes wide right of the goal.


Conor Henderson produces a cross.


Charlie Daniels produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.


Emmanuel Eboue gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Cox. Ben Chorley takes the direct free kick.


The ball is sent over by Kieran Gibbs, clearance by Terrell Forbes.


Tomas Rosicky takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Alex Revell.


Effort on goal by Ben Chorley from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.


Charlie Daniels takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Ignasi Miquel makes a clearance.


Marouane Chamakh finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Arsenal 1-0 Leyton Orient.Assist by Tomas Rosicky.


Alex Revell is ruled offside. Sebastien Squillaci takes the direct free kick.


Centre by Kieran Gibbs.


Vassiriki Diaby takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Chorley.


Scott McGleish challenges Ignasi Miquel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sebastien Squillaci takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie will miss Wednesday's FA Cup fifth-round replay against Leyton Orient having been ruled out for three weeks with a knee injury.

The Gunners` hopes of repeating their Champions League upset against Barcelona have also been hit by the news, which prevents the Dutchman from playing in next Tuesday's second leg showdown at the Nou Camp. However, his loss has been slightly tempered by a positive update on captain Cesc Fabregas, who could be fit to face the Spanish champions.

Yet Fabregas (hamstring), Theo Walcott (ankle), Laurent Koscielny (hamstring) and Alex Song (knee) have all been ruled out against Orient.

"Unfortunately, we had bad news on the scan and Robin will be out for the next three weeks for sure," Wenger told Arsenal TV Online.

"It could be longer. The shortest delay we can imagine is three weeks, so he is definitely out for Barcelona. Cesc is looking possible [for that game]. He is making quick and good progress. It is possible."

The in-form Holland striker sustained the injury in the act of scoring Arsenal's equaliser during Sunday's 2-1 Carling Cup final defeat by Birmingham. The goal was his 13th in 11 games, a haul that includes the equaliser against Barcelona in the first leg, which the Gunners edged 2-1.

Events at Wembley could yet prove pivotal in Arsenal's push for silverware, which has now been reduced to three fronts. Not only has the result enhanced doubts over their temperament as they seek to lift their first trophy since 2005, but they have also lost Van Persie for a critical stage of the season.

Furthermore, what impact the blunder between Koscielny and Wojciech Szczesny that gifted Birmingham their late winner has had on the duo's confidence has yet to be discovered. Manuel Almunia will start in goal against Orient, with Szczesny on the bench. Midfielder Abou Diaby is also expected to feature from the off.

Arsenal's squad face a real test of character as they attempt to rally themselves from a hugely dispiriting loss. The manner of their response in the FA Cup fifth-round replay at Emirates Stadium will be scrutinised closely. With matches continuing to arrive at a frantic rate, Wenger will freshen up his team.

"Alex Song has a knee problem. From his scan we had good news, it is only blood from a kick on the outside of his knee," said Wenger.

"He is out for Leyton Orient and has a very small chance for Saturday. But he has a good chance for Barcelona. Koscielny has a tight hamstring. There is a little bit of fatigue in there as well so we will give him a breather.

"Almunia needs games so he will play, but Wojciech is all right and will be on the bench. Diaby was not in the squad on Sunday. I was cautious with him. He has missed many games this season and I did not want to take a gamble with the intensity of a cup final. He will play on Wednesday night."

Walcott, who had already been ruled out against Barcelona, remains a fortnight away from recovering from his sprained ankle. "He is out. We said from the day he got the injury against Stoke you could count three weeks," said Wenger.

Leyton Orient's FA Cup hero Jonathan Tehoue has recovered from his migraine and will be fit. Captain Steve Dawson has an outside chance of playing after it emerged that the knee injury he suffered against Huddersfield is not as bad as first feared, but Harry Kane is suspended after being sent off in the same match.

Ryan Jarvis and Moses Odubajo are cup-tied while there are doubts over Matthew Spring (calf) and Jimmy Smith (hamstring). One bit of good news for Russell Slade's side is that Jason Crowe is available again after suffering no ill-effects on his ankle injury in training.

Formation:433Manager: Arsene Wenger


Formation: 451Manager: Russell Slade

Leyton Orient

  • Manuel Almunia
  • Emmanuel Eboue
  • Sebastien Squillaci
  • Ignasi Miquel
  • Kieran Gibbs
  • Neves Denilson
  • Vassiriki Diaby
  • Tomas Rosicky
  • Nicklas Bendtner
  • Marouane Chamakh
  • Conor Henderson
  • SUBS
  • Wojciech Szczesny
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Samir Nasri
  • Jack Wilshere
  • Johan Djourou
  • Gael Clichy
  • Andrey Arshavin



Match Report

Bendtner stars as Gunners progress Nicklas Bendtner fired a hat-trick as Arsenal shook off their Carling Cup final disappointment to set up a clash against Manchester United in the last eight of the FA Cup with a 5-0 thrashing of Leyton Orient. The Gunners showed no sign of a hangover from the shock of losing to Birmingham at Wembley on Sunday as the npower League One side were brushed aside in clinical fashion. Marouane Chamakh set Arsene Wenger's men on their way in the seventh minute with his first goal since the end of November, before Bendtner's well-taken double put the result beyond doubt ahead of the interval. The Denmark striker completed his treble to boost his hopes of playing against Barcelona in the Nou Camp this time next week from the penalty spot, with full-back Gael Clichy netting a rare effort with 15 minutes left. Only Tomas Rosicky, who would later become another untimely Arsenal injury casualty as he limped off, remained from the starting XI left crestfallen at Wembley. Teenage defender Ignasi Miquel made his first home appearance and 19-year-old winger Connor Henderson a senior debut. Centre-back Laurent Koscielny was, officially at least, rested because of a minor hamstring problem, while keeper Wojciech Szczesny - the other guilty party in Sunday's dramatic and costly mix-up which gifted the Blues a last-gasp winner - warmed the bench to give him a break from the spotlight. Samir Nasri, Jack Wilshere and Andrey Arshavin were also among the substitutes should they be needed to help get the job done at the second time of asking. Wednesday's replay - earned after Orient forced a last-minute equaliser at Brisbane Road 10 days ago - was expected to bring in around #700,000 for the League One side, who are set for a trip to Las Vegas on chairman Barry Hearn at the end of a season which could yet finish with promotion via the play-offs. The Os were cheered on by some 9,000 fans, most having travelled more in hope than genuine expectation of a cup shock which would be off the scale compared to Sunday's result at Wembley. Chamakh was deployed in Robin van Persie's role at the spearhead of the attack, with the Dutchman set to be out for around a month with a knee injury picked up in scoring the equaliser against Birmingham. The Moroccan settled any early nerves when he put Arsenal ahead from close range. Rosicky darted into the right side of the Orient box before cutting the ball back to the penalty spot, where Chamakh guided a shot into the bottom left corner to take his tally to 12. Orient almost produced a response when Ben Chorley, a former Arsenal trainee, sent an angled volley goalwards from a corner which was deflected over. The away fans behind the far Clock End thought Alex Revell had steered in an equaliser from Charlie Daniels' cross, but the ball only rippled the side-netting. Arsenal were soon back on the offensive and doubled their lead on the half-hour when Bendtner sent Kieran Gibbs' cross back into the top-left corner with a looping header from 12 yards. It was 3-0 in the 43rd minute when Bendtner cut in from the left and curled a low strike into the far corner, for his sixth goal of the season. Abou Diaby should have made it four at the start of the second half when he waltzed through the Orient defence, but dragged his low shot wide. Orient refused to lay down and caused more than one moment of panic in the hosts' six-yard box. However, Arsenal were then awarded a penalty on 61 minutes when Gibbs was tripped by Revell. During the break in play, Rosicky, who had picked up an injury, was replaced by Nasri. Bendtner smashed the spot-kick into the bottom-left corner to complete his hat-trick, a second for Arsenal. Wilshere and Clichy were given run-outs for the final 24 minutes, replacing Bendtner and Diaby. The French full-back drilled number five into the bottom corner for his first goal since November 2008 as Arsene Wenger's men booked a mouth-watering clash against their Barclays Premier League title rivals at Old Trafford on March 12.