No. Name
  23 Sol Campbell
  18 Pascal Cygan
  4 Patrick Vieira  14'
  7 Robert Pires  12'
  8 Freddie Ljungberg  67'
  74' 25  Nwankwo Kanu
  33 Graham Stack
  15 Ray Parlour
  17 Edu
  • 7
    • Jacob Leksetho Yellow Card
  • 12
    • Robert Pires Goal
  • 14
    • Patrick Vieira Yellow Card
  • 38
    • Vadim Evseev Yellow Card
  • 45
    • On: Sergey Gurenko | Off: Maxim Buznikin
  • 45
    • On: Winston Parks | Off: Mikhail Ashvetia
  • 45
    • Jacob Leksetho Red Card
  • HT
    • Halftime
  • 67
    • Freddie Ljungberg Goal
  • 74
    • On: Nwankwo Kanu | Off: Dennis Bergkamp
  • FT
    • End Regular Time
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Match Commentary

- Inter drew 1-1 in Kiev and Lokomotiv also go through to the knockout phase.
- Arsenal's European campaign started slowly but they finished strongly to beat a lacklustre Lokomotiv and finish this phase of the CL as winners of Group B.
90' That's it! The finally whistle blows and Arsenal go through to the next phase as group winners.
89' Parks dispossesses Campbell. The striker dwells on the ball again and Cygan blocks his shot.
88' Gurenko attacks down the right and plays Parks into the box with a perfect throughball. The Costa Rica striker fluffs his chance to shoot and Cygan recovers to make the tackle.
87' Vieira ventures over the half-way line but the ball is soon back with the back four.
86' Arsenal are just playing out time.
85' Henry and Pires combine on the left as the Highbury crowd 'ole' each pass.
84' Arsenal have begun to walk now.
83' There has been an equalizer in Kiev and so both Arsenal and Lokomotiv are going through, as results stand.
82' Henry dances through the Lokomotiv defence. Sennikov recovers to make an excellent tackle as the Frenchman shapes to shoot.
81' Henry sprints down the left and slips a pass into the box but Pashinin intercepts.
80' Maminov springs Khoklov down the right. He hits the first defender with his cross. Lokomotiv's delivery from the flanks has been dire all night.
79' Vieira hassles Evseev into the corner and the defender does well to win a goalkick for his team.
78' Lokomotiv take a short corner, Khokhlov's cross is too deep and Lehmann gathers the ball.
77' Gurenko drives at the Gunners defence and forces Lehmann to save low to his right.
76' Lokomotiv have began to pass the ball around and test Arsenal...but it's too late now, isn't it?
75' Khokhlov spreads the play left. Gurenko plays a one-two with Maminov but the latter is offside.
74' Parks muscles Toure off the ball but Cygan covers for his right-back and clears for Arsenal.
73' Parks loses the ball but battles to win it back. Sennikov probes the right but once again the ball goes backwards.
72' Arsenal make a change. Kanu replaces Bergkamp.
71' Lokomotiv win a freekick. Loskov whips the ball over the wall and just wide of Lehmann's post.
70' Khoklov finds space on the right. Parks can't control his cross and Pires has to block Gurenko's shots.
69' Inter have scored against Dynamo so Lokomotiv need to score at least twice to stay in the competition, as results stand.
68' Khokhlov skirts the edge of the box. He finds space for a shot and stings the hands of Lehmann, who berates his defence.
67' 2-0 to the Gunners and game over - unless a lacklustre Lokomotiv can move up a couple of gears.
66' Henry flicks the ball over the defence, Ljungberg chips the ball over the onrushing Ovchinnikov and Arsenal have a second. GOAL!!!
65' Pashinin brings the ball out of defence but gets caught in possession by Vieira.
64' Arsenal keep possession in midfield as Lokomotiv defend deep.
63' Parks wins a freekick from Campbell. Loskov fires a low shot straight at Lehmann and the keeper makes an easy save.
62' Lokomotiv have the ball but all they seem able to do is pass it around at the back. I have seen them play much better than this.
61' Cole crosses from the left. Bergkamp jumps too early and his header flashes wide of Ovchinnikov's lefthand post.
60' Parks goes off for some treatment but is okay to continue.
59' The same cannot be said for Parks, who is injured after a challenge with Vieira.
58' Evseev and Cole clash in the air, both players went for the ball and both are okay as play continues.
57' It's still 0-0 between Dynamo and Inter, so as things stand both Arsenal and Lokomotiv will go through to the next phase.
56' Ljungberg drives at the Lokomotiv defence, who back off and allow the Swede to fire off a shot. Ovchinnikov saves.
55' Loskov lambasts Parks, whose greedy eyes for glory robbed Lokomotiv of a possible equalizer.
54' Parks knicks the ball off Cole and drives towards goal. Loskov is waiting for the pull-back but Parks shoots and Lehmann saves at his near post.
53' Vieira finds space for a 30-yard shot but slices his effort high and wide.
52' Parks tries to trick his way through midfield. Vieira makes the tackle and launches an Arsenal attack - Sennikov snuffs it out.
51' Gurenko gets stuck but Maminov loses the ball in midfield for Lokomotiv.
50' Pires picks out Toure at the back post. The defender sidefoots his strike over the bar. Terrible effort.
49' Bergkamp's blocked pass falls to Toure, who blasts off a long-range shot that Ovchinnikov palms over the bar.
48' Maminov skips past Ljungberg but his forward ball is intercepted by Cygan.
47' Lokomotiv have changed to a 5-3-2 to a 4-4-1 with Parks as the lone striker.
46' Lokomotiv get the second-half underway and have made two changes. Parks and Gurenko replace Ashvetia and Buznikin.
- Lokomotiv are down to ten men but the Gunners only lead 1-0 despite their dominance. However, Soccernet's resident Gunner Lawrence will be happy if it stays that way.
45' That's the last action of the half as the ref blows for the break.
44' Loskov fires in a cross, Cygan slices his clearence into the air but the Gunners clear.
43' Lekcetho slides in on Ljungberg. The South African has already been booked, the ref shows him another yellow and he's off.
42' The Highbury crowd applaud Henry's efforts in defence.
41' Buznikin probes the right flank. Henry sprints all the way across the pitch to make a tackle.
40' Pashinin finds Lekcetho. All his avenues are blocked and the ball eventually ends up back with the keeper Ovchinnikov.
39' Lekcetho fires the ball into Khokhlov. The midfielder gets a rare sight of goal and fires a speculative shot high and wide
38' Ashvetia races for a loose ball with Campbell, who shoulder-barges the striker to the floor (just about legally) and comes away in possession.
37' Lokomotiv are putting no pressure on the man with the ball, Arsenal have all the time in the world to look for a pass.
36' ...Ovchinnikov palms away Henry's dipping shot and Vieira slices his strike from the rebound well wide.
35' Evseev blocks Henry's run and the wing-back gets booked. Arsenal have a freekick on the edge of the box......
34' Ljungberg takes a knock from Lekcetho. The Swede rolls around on the pitch but eventually gets up.
33' Cole and Pires combine on the left, but Sennikov reads the situation and clears for Lokomotiv.
32' Campbell muscles Ashvetia off the ball and the Gunners resume their passing game.
31' Loskov tries three successive through-balls but each one is blocked by the Gunners defence.
30' Pashinin finds Khokhlov. Vieira slides in to stop Lokomotiv's fledgling forward momentum.
29' Sennikov keeps passing the ball out of defence and keeps getting it back.
28' Toure's cross is palmed away by the Ovchinnikov. Ljungberg tries to chip the keeper but his attempt ends up on the roof of the net.
27' Henry bamboozles Sennikov and curls a shot past the defender and inches wide of the post.
26' Cygan lofts the ball to Henry, who finds Ljungberg on the right. The Swede whips in a cross but nobody has gambled on making a near post run.
25' Vieria shrugs off Maminov. Arsenal switch flanks and are happy to keep the ball in midfield.
24' Vieira chips the ball to Bergkamp, who comes inside and slices a curling shot wide of Ovchinnikov's lefthand post.
23' Lokomotiv managed to mount a decent attack there, Arsenal cannot afford to lose concentration.
22' Loskov picks up a loose ball. Evseev probes the right flank and whips in a cross. Kohklov's shot is blocked by Campbell.
21' Sennikov's back pass is too short, Pashinin's clearance hits Pires and bounces back to the keeper Ovchinnikov.
20' Buznikin gets some space on the right flank. His cross is poor and the forward hangs his head in shame.
19' Cole gets behind the defence and pulls the ball back for Henry. Pashinin slides in with a vital tackle.
18' Ashvetia comes deep to get the ball but Lokomotiv are still going backwards and the move inevitably results in a hoof upfield.
17' Bergkamp delivers the cross. Lekcetho clears after a scramble in the penalty box.
16' Henry is fouled, the ref waves play on and Arsenal win a corner.
15' Arsenal are cruising at the moment. Henry beats Pashinin, with a bit of luck, but his near post cross is wasted.
14' Lekcetho finds his skipper Loskov. The midfielder looks up and hits an aimless long-ball to nobody.
13' Vieira lunges in on Khokhlov and gets booked.
12' A great start for the Gunners and now Lokomotiv must push forward as they look for an equalizer.
11' Gilberto spreads the ball wide right. Henry looks up and fires a pass into Pires, who dances into the area and beats Ovchinnikov at his near post. GOAL!!!!
10' Buznikin chips the ball forward for Ashvetia to chase. Cygan sticks out a foot and makes an important interception.
9' Lokomotiv are certainly sitting back, they haven't mounted an attack as yet.
8' Lokomotiv clear the corner at the near post. Cole battles down the left but can't find a way through.
8' Henry fires his shot into the wall, his second attempt has the same result and Cole settles for a corner.
7' Gilberto wins the ball in midfield. Lekcetho scythes down Bergkamp, gets booked and gives away a freekick.
6' Toure probes the right for Arsenal, the defender is crowded out and Lekcetho comes away with the ball.
5' Ignashevich brings the ball out of defence, nutmegs Vieira but can't find Ashvetia with the killer pass.
4' Vieira picks out Henry - popping up on the right wing - but his pass is to heavy and the striker can't keep the ball in play.
3' Sennikov mops up at the back. Pires twists and turns in midfield and Henry concedes a throw on the wing.
2' ...Henry bends a shot past the wall. Ovchinnikov gets his body behind the ball to make the save.
1' Khoklov brings down Vieira, the Gunners have a freekick in a dangerous area.....
1' Evseev's first touch is to hoof the ball upfield. Maminov does the same, as does Ignashevich.
1' Teams have been announced, hands have been shaken and Arsenal get the game underway in a foggy Highbury.
- Lokomotiv are one of the best counter-attacking sides in Europe, according to Wenger, so Arsenal must beware of a gung-ho approach.
- Arsenal could go through with a draw - if Inter draw or lose against Dynamo Kiev - but they are expected to go for it tonight.
- Group leaders Lokomotiv must do without highly rated midfielder Ismailov, but only need a draw to go through to the next phase.
- Henry has recovered from a knee injury just in time for this match - Vieira also starts. If Arsenal win they will top the group after a slow start in Europe.
- Victory takes the Gunners through. Join us at 19.45 GMT to see if Arsene Wenger's men can complete a glorious Champions League turnaround.

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