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  • Date:17 Dec 2012
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Madejski Stadium
  • Attendance:24,125
  • Le Fondre (65) Kebe (70)
  • Podolski (13) Cazorla (31)
    Cazorla (33) Cazorla (59)
    Walcott (79)
Goal!

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93mins

Olivier Giroud takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.

93mins

Adam Le Fondre takes a shot. Comfortable save by Wojciech Szczesny.

92mins

The ball is delivered by Jobi McAnuff, clearance made by Thomas Vermaelen.

92mins

Shot from deep inside the area by Olivier Giroud clears the bar.

91mins

The official flags Francis Coquelin offside. Adrian Mariappa restarts play with the free kick.

90mins

Jack Wilshere fouled by Jobi McAnuff, the ref awards a free kick. Mikel Arteta takes the direct free kick.

87mins

The ball is sent over by Lukas Podolski, Garath McCleary makes a clearance.

86mins

The ball is swung over by Jobi McAnuff, Bacary Sagna makes a clearance.

85mins

(Arsenal) makes a substitution, with Olivier Giroud coming on for Theo Walcott.

83mins

Kieran Gibbs crosses the ball, Mikele Leigertwood gets a block in.

82mins

Francis Coquelin comes on in place of Santi Cazorla.

82mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Lukas Podolski misses to the left of the target.

81mins

Mikele Leigertwood fouled by Lukas Podolski, the ref awards a free kick. Mikele Leigertwood takes the free kick.

80mins

Theo Walcott scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Reading 2-5 Arsenal.Assist on the goal came from Santi Cazorla.

76mins

Unfair challenge on Jack Wilshere by Jay Tabb results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

74mins

Aaron Ramsey joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

73mins

Santi Cazorla takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.

72mins

Jack Wilshere concedes a free kick for a foul on Kaspars Gorkss. Caution for Jack Wilshere. Garath McCleary is brought on as a substitute for Jimmy Kebe. Nicky Shorey restarts play with the free kick.

71mins

Jimmy Kebe gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Reading 2-4 Arsenal.Hal Robson-Kanu provided the assist for the goal.

69mins

Mikel Arteta fouled by Jay Tabb, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Bacary Sagna.

68mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jobi McAnuff on Santi Cazorla. Mikel Arteta restarts play with the free kick.

67mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Le Fondre on Per Mertesacker. Direct free kick taken by Per Mertesacker.

66mins

Adam Le Fondre finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 1-4 Arsenal.Assist by Jay Tabb.

65mins

Hal Robson-Kanu produces a cross.

64mins

Shot by Theo Walcott. Save made by Adam Federici.

62mins

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Blocked by Adrian Mariappa.

62mins

Adam Le Fondre comes on in place of Pavel Pogrebnyak.

61mins

Hal Robson-Kanu joins the action as a substitute, replacing Noel Hunt.

60mins

Santi Cazorla fires in a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 0-4 Arsenal.Assist on the goal came from Lukas Podolski.

59mins

Theo Walcott decides to take a short corner.

59mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Theo Walcott, Per Mertesacker takes a shot. Kaspars Gorkss gets a block in.

58mins

The ball is crossed by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, blocked by Kaspars Gorkss.

56mins

Theo Walcott has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

55mins

The referee blows for offside. Wojciech Szczesny takes the indirect free kick.

52mins

Jobi McAnuff sends in a cross, save by Wojciech Szczesny.

51mins

Theo Walcott sends in a cross.

48mins

The ball is crossed by Jimmy Kebe.

47mins

Kieran Gibbs gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe. Adrian Mariappa restarts play with the free kick.

46mins

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

44mins

The ball is swung over by Bacary Sagna, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

43mins

Kieran Gibbs delivers the ball, Mikele Leigertwood makes a clearance.

41mins

Lukas Podolski has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Shaun Cummings gets a block in.

40mins

Outswinging corner taken by Theo Walcott, clearance by Mikele Leigertwood.

40mins

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain crosses the ball, blocked by Nicky Shorey.

38mins

Jobi McAnuff concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Wilshere. The referee shows Jobi McAnuff a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.

38mins

Noel Hunt is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

37mins

Mikel Arteta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pavel Pogrebnyak. Adrian Mariappa takes the direct free kick.

36mins

Theo Walcott is caught offside. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

34mins

Goal scored by Santi Cazorla from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Reading 0-3 Arsenal.Kieran Gibbs provided the assist for the goal.

33mins

The ball is crossed by Jobi McAnuff, Thomas Vermaelen manages to make a clearance.

32mins

Lukas Podolski produces a cross, Santi Cazorla finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Reading 0-2 Arsenal.The assist for the goal came from Lukas Podolski.

29mins

The ball is swung over by Jobi McAnuff.

29mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line to the near post.

29mins

Jimmy Kebe takes a shot. Blocked by Per Mertesacker.

28mins

Jobi McAnuff crosses the ball.

27mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Theo Walcott played to the near post, Noel Hunt manages to make a clearance.

26mins

Shot from 12 yards by Jack Wilshere. Save made by Adam Federici.

26mins

Lukas Podolski delivers the ball, Kaspars Gorkss manages to make a clearance.

26mins

Kieran Gibbs takes a shot. Blocked by Kaspars Gorkss.

25mins

Theo Walcott takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Noel Hunt manages to make a clearance.

25mins

Centre by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kaspars Gorkss gets a block in.

23mins

Corner taken by Nicky Shorey from the right by-line, save made by Wojciech Szczesny.

22mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Theo Walcott.

21mins

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

21mins

Lukas Podolski has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

20mins

Kieran Gibbs takes a shot. Shaun Cummings gets a block in.

19mins

Jobi McAnuff is ruled offside. Wojciech Szczesny takes the indirect free kick.

19mins

Jay Tabb takes a shot. Blocked by Per Mertesacker.

18mins

Shot from long range by Santi Cazorla misses to the right of the goal.

14mins

Kieran Gibbs crosses the ball, A goal is scored by Lukas Podolski from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 0-1 Arsenal.Kieran Gibbs provided the assist for the goal.

12mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jimmy Kebe. Kieran Gibbs restarts play with the free kick.

11mins

Inswinging corner taken by Nicky Shorey from the right by-line, Header from close in by Noel Hunt misses to the left of the target.

11mins

The ball is crossed by Pavel Pogrebnyak, blocked by Per Mertesacker.

8mins

Lukas Podolski takes a shot. Shaun Cummings gets a block in.

8mins

Jobi McAnuff has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

6mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Wilshere by Mikele Leigertwood. Theo Walcott shoots direct from the free kick.

5mins

Corner taken by Theo Walcott.

5mins

The ball is sent over by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, clearance by Shaun Cummings.

2mins

Unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta by Noel Hunt results in a free kick. Jack Wilshere restarts play with the free kick.

2mins

Lukas Podolski is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.

2mins

Effort from 20 yards by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Fantastic save by Adam Federici.

1mins

Centre by Jimmy Kebe, clearance by Mikel Arteta.

Match Preview

Duo battling to make Arsenal clash Reading strikers Jason Roberts and Pavel Pogrebnyak could return from injury for Monday's Barclays Premier League clash with Arsenal. Jimmy Kebe (groin) and Jem Karacan (knee) have returned to training but will not play, while Sean Morrison (ankle) is still sidelined and Alex McCarthy is out long term. Manager Brian McDermott has been installed as favourite to become the third Premier League manager to be sacked this season. The Royals now lie bottom in the table after winning just one match this season. A 3-0 defeat at fellow strugglers Sunderland on Tuesday saw McDermott replace Martin O'Neill at the front of the sack race, which has already accounted for Mark Hughes and Roberto Di Matteo. The 51-year-old only spent modestly during the summer, but still accepts the precarious nature of his position. "People talk about my job and I understand that. I don't go home at night feeling great about myself because we're not winning games," McDermott said. "I'm favourite to go first, we all know that. Sixteen games ago I'd have been 50-1, now I'm 7-4. "That's how it works in football and I completely understand because it's a results-driven business. "Generally over the last three years we've won a lot of games and our record is good, but all I do is focus on what I can do. We're not winning but we're trying to win." Arsenal should have striker Olivier Giroud in contention again following a back problem. Defender Laurent Koscielny has resumed training after his thigh injury, but England winger Theo Walcott (calf) will be assessed. Full-back Andre Santos (stomach muscle) and midfielder Abou Diaby (thigh) continue their rehabilitation. Boss Arsene Wenger has challenged his battle-weary squad to look within themselves and provide a response against the Royals. The Gunners head to the Madejski in need of a confidence boost following the shock penalty shoot-out defeat at npower League Two Bradford. Wenger accepts the atmosphere has been somewhat subdued at Arsenal's Hertfordshire training base this week, but maintains it is now up to the players to show their strength of character. "There has been disappointment and frustration [this week], but that is normal when you go out in a competition like that," Wenger said. "However, having said that, we can only look at ourselves, get on with it and look for the future."

Formation:442Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

Formation: 4231Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

  • Adam Federici
  • Shaun Cummings
  • Kaspars Gorkss
  • Adrian Mariappa
  • Nicky Shorey
  • Jobi McAnuff
  • Mikele Leigertwood
  • Jay Tabb
  • Jimmy Kebe
  • Noel Hunt
  • Pavel Pogrebnyak
  • SUBS
  • Stuart Taylor
  • Chris Gunter
  • Alex Pearce
  • Adam Le Fondre
  • Garath McCleary
  • Hal Robson-Kanu
  • Ian Harte

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WLLLLL
  • Reading
  • VS
  • Arsenal
  • DWDDLW

Last Meetings

  • Arsenal
  • 2 - 0
  • Reading
  • 19/04/2008
  • Reading
  • 1 - 3
  • Arsenal
  • 12/11/2007
  • Arsenal
  • 2 - 1
  • Reading
  • 03/03/2007
  • Reading
  • 0 - 4
  • Arsenal
  • 22/10/2006

Top Scorers

Reading

  • H Robson-Kanu 3
  • P Pogrebnyak 2
  • N Hunt 2
  • A Le Fondre 2
  • S Morrison 2
  • M Leigertwood 1
  • K Gorkss 1
  • JB Kebe 1
  • D Guthrie 1
  • G McCleary 1

Arsenal

  • L Podolski 4
  • SG Cazorla 4
  • T Walcott 4
  • O Giroud 4
  • YK Gervinho 3
  • M Arteta 1
  • P Mertesacker 1
  • L Koscielny 1

Goals

Reading

    • Total goals 50
    • Goals per game 19
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Arsenal

    • Total goals 57
    • Goals per game 26
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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