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Outswinging corner taken by Sasa Ilic.
Ivica Iliev takes a shot. Save by Lukasz Fabianski.
The ball is crossed by Carlos Alberto Vela, Mladen Krstajic makes a clearance. Samir Nasri takes a shot. Save by Vladimir Stojkovic.
Sasa Ilic fouled by Kieran Gibbs, the ref awards a free kick. Ivan Stevanovic takes the direct free kick.
Carlos Alberto Vela takes a shot. Save by Vladimir Stojkovic.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Nemanja Tomic.
Ivan Stevanovic fouled by Kieran Gibbs, the ref awards a Penalty. Penalty taken by Cordova Cleo is saved by Lukasz Fabianski. Partizan Belgrade 1-3 Arsenal.
(Arsenal) makes a substitution, with Gael Clichy coming on for Andrey Arshavin.
Pierre Boya leaves the field to be replaced by Ivica Iliev.
Corner taken right-footed by Samir Nasri from the left by-line, Sebastien Squillaci grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Partizan Belgrade 1-3 Arsenal.Assist on the goal came from Samir Nasri.
Carlos Alberto Vela takes a shot. Mladen Krstajic gets a block in.
Andrey Arshavin produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.
Bacary Sagna sends in a cross.
Carlos Alberto Vela joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marouane Chamakh.
Samir Nasri is brought on as a substitute for Jack Wilshere.
Andrey Arshavin decides to take the corner short.
Marouane Chamakh takes a shot. Ivan Stevanovic gets a block in.
Centre by Tomas Rosicky, Marouane Chamakh takes a shot. Save by Vladimir Stojkovic. Marouane Chamakh finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Partizan Belgrade 1-2 Arsenal.
Andrey Arshavin takes a shot. Vladimir Stojkovic makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Song on Radosav Petrovic. Mladen Krstajic restarts play with the free kick. Radosav Petrovic leaves the field to be replaced by Milan Smiljanic.
Foul by Kieran Gibbs on Ivan Stevanovic, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Vladimir Stojkovic.
Kieran Gibbs produces a cross, Marouane Chamakh has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.
A cross is delivered by Bacary Sagna, Mladen Krstajic manages to make a clearance.
Kieran Gibbs produces a cross, Sebastien Squillaci takes a shot. Mladen Krstajic makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Andrey Arshavin, save made by Vladimir Stojkovic.
Kieran Gibbs sends in a cross, Ivan Stevanovic gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marouane Chamakh by Sasa Ilic. Booking for Sasa Ilic. Direct free kick taken by Neves Denilson.
Marko Jovanovic gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Marouane Chamakh. The referee shows Marko Jovanovic a red card. Penalty taken by Andrey Arshavin saved by Vladimir Stojkovic. Partizan Belgrade 1-1 Arsenal.
Cordova Cleo takes a long range shot clearing the bar.
Shot from outside the box by Bacary Sagna goes wide right of the target.
Unfair challenge on Marko Jovanovic by Marouane Chamakh results in a free kick. Ivan Stevanovic restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Radosav Petrovic on Jack Wilshere, free kick awarded. Tomas Rosicky takes the free kick.
Tomas Rosicky takes a shot. Save by Vladimir Stojkovic.
The ball is sent over by Kieran Gibbs, Marko Jovanovic makes a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Pierre Boya.
Unfair challenge on Marouane Chamakh by Ivan Stevanovic results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Kieran Gibbs from left wing, clearance made by Marko Jovanovic.
Unfair challenge on Ivan Stevanovic by Jack Wilshere results in a free kick. Ivan Stevanovic restarts play with the free kick.
Sasa Ilic fouled by Johan Djourou, the ref awards a free kick. Mladen Krstajic produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Pierre Boya fouled by Alex Song, the ref awards a free kick. Mohamed Medo takes the direct free kick.
Mohamed Medo concedes a free kick for a foul on Marouane Chamakh. Johan Djourou takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Andrey Arshavin by Ivan Stevanovic results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Andrey Arshavin, save made by Vladimir Stojkovic.
Jack Wilshere sends in a cross.
Foul by Mohamed Medo on Jack Wilshere, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Tomas Rosicky.
Neves Denilson is penalised for handball and concedes a . Placed penalty scored by Cordova Cleo. Partizan Belgrade 1-1 Arsenal.
The ball is sent over by Alexander Lazevski.
A cross is delivered by Ivan Stevanovic, Pierre Boya takes a shot.
Marouane Chamakh fouled by Mladen Krstajic, the ref awards a free kick. Bacary Sagna restarts play with the free kick.
Ivan Stevanovic sends in a cross.
Foul by Sasa Ilic on Andrey Arshavin, free kick awarded. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Neves Denilson, save by Vladimir Stojkovic.
Effort on goal by Andrey Arshavin from 12 yards. Clearance made by Marko Jovanovic.
Shot by Mohamed Medo from a long way out goes over the net.
Andrey Arshavin takes a shot. Brilliant save by Vladimir Stojkovic.
Alex Song concedes a free kick for a foul on Radosav Petrovic. Radosav Petrovic takes the direct free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Pierre Boya. Free kick taken by Sebastien Squillaci.
Pierre Boya concedes a free kick for a foul on Neves Denilson. Free kick taken by Neves Denilson.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Andrey Arshavin, save made by Vladimir Stojkovic.
Bacary Sagna produces a cross, Marko Jovanovic manages to make a clearance.
Andrey Arshavin crosses the ball, Marko Jovanovic makes a clearance.
Effort by Radosav Petrovic from a long way out goes over the crossbar.
Andrey Arshavin grabs a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Partizan Belgrade 0-1 Arsenal.The assist for the goal came from Jack Wilshere.
Cordova Cleo produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
The ball is delivered by Alex Song, clearance made by Mladen Krstajic.
The ball is crossed by Jack Wilshere, blocked by Marko Jovanovic.
Pierre Boya takes a shot. Save made by Lukasz Fabianski.
Mladen Krstajic has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The ball is crossed by Nemanja Tomic.
Cordova Cleo takes a shot. Save made by Lukasz Fabianski.
Sasa Ilic delivers the ball.
Alexander Lazevski concedes a free kick for a foul on Kieran Gibbs. The ball is delivered by Jack Wilshere, Headed effort from inside the box by Bacary Sagna misses to the right of the target.
Pierre Boya is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Lukasz Fabianski.
Sebastien Squillaci challenges Pierre Boya unfairly and gives away a free kick. Radosav Petrovic takes the free kick.
The match has kicked off.
The half-time whistle blows.
The match restarts for the second half.
The referee brings the game to a close.
Almunia out but Gibbs travels
Arsenal will be without goalkeeper Manuel Almunia (elbow) for the Champions League Group H trip to Partizan Belgrade, but England full-back Kieran Gibbs (foot) has travelled to Serbia.
Youngster Henri Lansbury - who scored his first senior goal in the Carling Cup win at Tottenham - is also in the 18-man squad, along with 20-year-old reserve keeper Wojciech Szczesny, who will provide cover for Lukasz Fabianski. Midfielder Abou Diaby did not travel, having just recovered from an ankle problem.
Captain Cesc Fabregas (hamstring) remains sidelined, along with centre-back Thomas Vermaelen (Achilles), though both could return against Chelsea next weekend.
Strikers Theo Walcott, Robin van Persie (both ankle) and Nicklas Bendtner (groin) are all still out, along with Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey (leg).
Arsene Wenger has backed reserve keeper Fabianski and the rest of his young Arsenal team to rise to the challenge when they take on Partizan Belgrade in what is set to be a highly-charged Champions League encounter in Serbia tomorrow night.
The Gunners were shell-shocked by their home Barclays Premier League defeat to West Brom on Saturday, where they had trailed 3-0, and now must look to get their season back on track with a positive result in one of the most intimidating atmospheres in European football.
Partizan may have come through three rounds of qualifying to reach the group stages, but the Belgrade side are in good form, with five wins from six to top their domestic table.
Wenger, though, maintains lessons have been learned from what was an abject display against the Baggies.
"The disappointment was very deep, but we can learn from what has happened to us," said Wenger.
"We realise that we need to be focused in every single game, produce performances in every single game and that is what I believe we have learnt from Saturday.
"I believe in the intelligence of my group players and I have no doubt in their talents.
"We will be highly motivated and will try to redress what was not right on Saturday."
Gunners impress to sink Serbians
Arsenal recorded their first European away win in a year as they beat 10-man Partizan Belgrade 3-1 in Serbia to maintain their 100% start in Champions League Group H.
After surviving a power failure which forced the team to change in the dark and an intense atmosphere during the opening exchanges, the Gunners, who had six changes from the side beaten by West Brom at home on Saturday, went ahead in the 15th minute through Andrey Arshavin.
However, after wasting several more chances, the visitors were made to pay when Brazil-born striker Cleo levelled from the penalty spot after a handball by Denilson.
Partizan then had Marko Jovanovic sent off for hauling down Marouane Chamakh on 55 minutes, but Arshavin missed his penalty. However, Moroccan striker Chamakh and Sebastien Squillaci secured victory - with stand-in keeper Lukasz Fabianski saving a late spot-kick.
Power was restored, and then failed in the main stand again just as the teams walked out to a cacophony of noise at Stadion FK Partizan, which was transformed into a sea of black and white as the 'Gravediggers' threw paper and waved flags, unveiling a banner declaring: "You have been run over by a steamroller."
The Serbians have a chequered history of crowd trouble, thrown out of the 2007-08 UEFA Cup while in September last year, a Toulouse fan died in hospital after being injured following violence in a bar ahead of the two sides' Europa League tie.
Indeed, Partizan went as far as issuing a plea for calm on their own website ahead of tonight's game.
Wenger, though, maintained his men should be able to cope with such an intimidating atmosphere, and so it proved.
The Gunners, playing in yellow, made a positive start, as Jack Wilshere was pressed up in support of lone frontman Chamakh.
The home fans, though, were screaming for a penalty when Pierre Boya went down under close attention from Johan Djourou, but German referee Wolfgang Stark was having none of it.
Cleo then tripped over as he got clear into the left side of the Arsenal box, with Denilson sliding in to make a saving tackle as Nemanja Tomic looked to capitalise on the loose ball.
Fabianski needed two attempts to gather a hesitant header back to him from Squillaci as Boya looked to nip in on goal.
Cleo was lively, dispossessing Djourou on the right before cutting in to blast over from 20 yards.
However, the home side were stunned on 15 minutes as Arsenal snatched the lead.
Wilshere charged at the defence and when his path was blocked, the England youngster had the presence of mind to back-heel the ball into the path of Arshavin, who drilled his shot into the bottom corner.
The Russian almost grabbed a second when put into the penalty area, but Partizan goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic was out quickly.
Stojkovic denied Tomas Rosicky, before Jovanovic cleared Arshavin's goal-bound chip.
Arsenal paid the penalty for missing so many chances though when Denilson needlessly stuck his arm out as Radosav Petrovic delivered the ball into the box after half an hour.
Cleo sent Fabianski - in for the injured Manuel Almunia - the wrong way to level.
Arsenal had an early chance at the start of the second half following a driving run by Alex Song, with the ball breaking to Rosicky on the right and his angled drive was well held by the goalkeeper.
Partizan were reduced to 10 men in the 56th minute when Jovanovic was shown a red card for tripping Chamakh as the Moroccan latched onto Arshavin's through ball.
Arshavin took the penalty himself - only to blast it straight at the goalkeeper.
On 69 minutes, the lively Arshavin was again denied, this time when Stojkovic made a good stop at the near post.
Moments later, though, and it was 2-1.
Rosicky floated the ball in from the right and Chamakh headed goalwards. Stojkovic touched the ball onto the crossbar but the Arsenal striker was first to the rebound, nodding the ball into an empty net.
With eight minutes left, Squillaci headed in a corner from substitute Samir Nasri to make it 3-1.
There was late drama, though, when Kieran Gibbs was adjudged to have tripped Ivan Stevanovic in the penalty area, but this time Fabianski produced a brilliant save to deny Cleo.
The Pole then capped a confident display with another acrobatic stop from Ivica Iliev in stoppage time.
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