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Roberto Soldado is shown a yellow card for dissent.
The referee signals the end of the game.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nacho Monreal by Raniere Sandro.
Clearance made by Olivier Giroud.
Clearance by Aaron Ramsey.
Clearance by Santi Cazorla.
Unfair challenge on Raniere Sandro by Olivier Giroud results in a free kick.
Bacary Sagna manages to make a clearance.
Bacary Sagna comes on in place of Theo Walcott.
Kyle Walker takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
The ball is swung over by Nacer Chadli.
Aaron Ramsey takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
Danny Rose manages to make a clearance.
Jan Vertonghen makes a clearance.
Erik Lamela takes a weak shot. Wojciech Szczesny makes a block.
Erik Lamela takes the free kick.
Laurent Koscielny concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermain Defoe.
Olivier Giroud challenges Raniere Sandro unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Theo Walcott by Jermain Defoe results in a free kick.
Free kick taken by Jan Vertonghen.
Olivier Giroud gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jan Vertonghen.
Jermain Defoe concedes a free kick for a foul on Laurent Koscielny.
Theo Walcott has an effort at goal. Hugo Lloris parries the ball but the danger is not over.
Nacho Monreal on for Tomas Rosicky.
Carl Jenkinson manages to make a clearance.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Olivier Giroud.
Kyle Walker takes a shot and missed to the left of the net.
Per Mertesacker makes a clearance.
Roberto Soldado takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Olivier Giroud gets a block in.
Jermain Defoe takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Wojciech Szczesny parries the ball away.
Raniere Sandro replaces Etienne Capoue.
Erik Lamela joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andros Townsend.
The ball is crossed by Aaron Ramsey.
Nacer Chadli delivers the ball.
Hugo Lloris takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Theo Walcott on Danny Rose.
Jermain Defoe comes on in place of Mousa Dembele.
Joe Paulo Paulinho gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tomas Rosicky.
Laurent Koscielny concedes a free kick for a foul on Roberto Soldado.
Centre by Andros Townsend.
Corner taken by Theo Walcott from the left by-line.
Shot by Olivier Giroud. Hugo Lloris parries the effort to safety.
Joe Paulo Paulinho takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Etienne Capoue by Santi Cazorla.
The ball is sent over by Andros Townsend.
Free kick taken by Carl Jenkinson.
Free kick crossed by Andros Townsend.
Kyle Walker manages to make a clearance.
Olivier Giroud takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Dawson.
Clearance made by Nacer Chadli.
Corner taken by Theo Walcott from the right by-line.
The ball is sent over by Theo Walcott.
Mousa Dembele challenges Mathieu Flamini unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Foul by Roberto Soldado on Laurent Koscielny, free kick awarded.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Ramsey on Kyle Walker.
Nacer Chadli has an effort direct from the free kick that misses left.
Mathieu Flamini is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Foul by Mathieu Flamini on Danny Rose, free kick awarded.
Danny Rose sends in a cross.
Nacer Chadli fouled by Mathieu Flamini, the ref awards a free kick.
Clearance by Olivier Giroud.
Shot by Aaron Ramsey went wide right of the net.
Santi Cazorla crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Walker on Aaron Ramsey.
Clearance by Kieran Gibbs.
Joe Paulo Paulinho takes a shot.
The referee gets the second half underway.
It is the end of the first-half.
Free kick taken by Santi Cazorla.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Walker on Mathieu Flamini.
Jack Wilshere goes off and Mathieu Flamini comes on.
Danny Rose delivers the ball.
Free kick taken by Etienne Capoue.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mousa Dembele by Aaron Ramsey.
Centre by Theo Walcott.
Andros Townsend has an effort at goal. Wojciech Szczesny safely holds on.
Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.
Mousa Dembele gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kieran Gibbs.
A cross is delivered by Santi Cazorla.
Kyle Walker restarts play with the free kick.
Kyle Walker fouled by Tomas Rosicky, the ref awards a free kick.
Laurent Koscielny manages to make a clearance.
Clearance made by Kyle Walker.
Shot by Aaron Ramsey went over.
Shot by Andros Townsend. A parry by Wojciech Szczesny prevents the goal.
Theo Walcott takes a shot.
Clearance made by Etienne Capoue.
Andros Townsend takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Jack Wilshere.
Danny Rose makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Tomas Rosicky on Joe Paulo Paulinho.
Centre by Roberto Soldado.
Shot by Roberto Soldado. Blocked by Per Mertesacker.
The ball is sent over by Nacer Chadli.
The ball is swung over by Danny Rose.
Carl Jenkinson restarts play with the free kick.
Header at goal by Olivier Giroud misses to the right.
Shot by Santi Cazorla missed to the left of goal.
Theo Walcott fouled by Mousa Dembele, the ref awards a free kick.
Nacer Chadli makes a clearance.
Strike comes in from Santi Cazorla from the free kick. Hugo Lloris parries the ball away.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Etienne Capoue on Tomas Rosicky.
Clearance made by Laurent Koscielny.
The referee starts the match.
Koscielny back for Gunners
Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny will return from a one-match domestic suspension for Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash against north London rivals Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium.
Midfielder Mathieu Flamini is likely to go straight into the squad having rejoined his old club this week on a free transfer from AC Milan, as Aaron Ramsey (groin) has recovered, but forward Lukas Podolski is set for up to three months out with a torn hamstring.
Defender Thomas Vermaelen (back) and midfielder Mikel Arteta (thigh) continue their rehabilitation, along with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Abou Diaby (both knee).
Manager Arsene Wenger has challenged his squad to show their true value against their big -spending rivals.
While Spurs' star man Gareth Bale is on the verge of a multi-million pound move to Real Madrid, they have nevertheless smashed the club transfer record three times this summer bringing in the likes of Paulinho, Etienne Capoue, Nacer Chadli and Roberto Soldado, with the signing of Romanian defender Vlad Chiriches from Steaua Bucharest confirmed on Friday.
Tottenham's summer spending spree passed the B#90million mark when they completed the signing of Erik Lamela from Roma while the club announced on Friday night they had reached an agreement with Ajax over the transfer of Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen.
By contrast, Wenger has completed only the free transfers of Flamini and France Under-21 striker Yaya Sanogo.
Arsenal are, though, expected to be late movers ahead of the September 2 deadline - with Karim Benzema, Mesut Ozil and Angel di Maria of Real Madrid said to be top of the wanted list.
Wenger, however, insists his men can show they are more than a match for Spurs' new big-money signings by continuing on from the wins over Fulham and Fenerbahce following an opening day home defeat by Aston Villa.
"I can understand that it is very interesting for people to read the newspapers and see who goes in and out, but there is only one thing that matters if you really love football - and that is what happens on the pitch," said Wenger.
"We have a way to play, good players and let's focus on that.
"It's a good opportunity for us to show our strengths against Tottenham because they have as well strengthened their team.
"I am confident that we will have a very good performance."
Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon is a doubt as he is struggling with a foot injury.
Andre Villas-Boas is convinced his have what it takes to overcome Arsenal as he prepares for his first derby without Bale.
"We have the quality to go there and win," the Tottenham manager said.
"I think we will set up to try to win the game and hopefully achieve the result we want."
"Is AVB on the brink of getting the sack?"
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