Arsenal
No. Name
Saves 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 2
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 1
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
28 Kolo Touré  4'
Goals 0
  • Shots 4
  • 1 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 1
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 1 Yellow
    • 0 Red
12 Lauren
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 1
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 2
  • 2 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 1
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 1
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 2
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 2
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 1
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 1
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
10 Dennis Bergkamp  90'
Goals 1
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 2
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 1
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
19 Gilberto Silva  51'
Goals 1
  • Shots 2
  • 1 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 3
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
11 Robin van Persie  45'
Goals 0
  • Shots 2
  • 2 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 2
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 1
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 1 Red
Substitutes
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Saves 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
  • KO
    • Kickoff
  • 4
    • Kolo Touré Yellow Card
  • 9
    • Selver Hodzic Yellow Card
  • 45
    • Robin van Persie Red Card
  • HT
    • Halftime
  • 51
    • Gilberto Silva Goal
  • 53
    • Nelson Ferreira Goal
  • 54
    • José Gonçalves Yellow Card
  • 57
    • On: Gelson Rodrigues Souza | Off: Adriano Pimenta
  • 72
    • On: Leandro Vieira | Off: Andreas Gerber
  • 73
    • On: Dennis Bergkamp | Off: Cesc Fàbregas
  • 81
    • On: Quincy Owusu-Abeyie | Off: José Antonio Reyes
  • 81
    • On: Alexsandr Hleb | Off: Freddie Ljungberg
  • 87
    • Nelson Ferreira Yellow Card
  • 87
    • On: Omar Pape Faye | Off: Mauro Lustrinelli
  • 90
    • Dennis Bergkamp Goal
  • FT
    • End Regular Time
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Match Commentary

90' Great credit to FC Thun, they came here reading about a spanking and showed that organisation and belief can sometimes be a match for the big pros
90' It was the dead onj 91 minutes that Bergkamp found the winner, they didn't really deserve it but the game is all about goals, of course
90' And that's it! Arsenal take the three points!
90' It's hard to see how he actually managed to win the ball, but he did and Arsenal can now celebrate a lucky, lucky escape
90' Amazing scenes! The Arsenal legend Bergkamp won the ball on the penalty spot and kept his calm to slide a shot past the onrushing Jakupovic
90' GOAL!!!
90' A hopeful ball is lumped into the box towards Bergkamp. The Dutch master controls the ball and somehow wins it from Milicevic...
90' Into stoppage time now with the referee adding on three minutes
90' It comes back to Campbell 15 yards out but his shot is, unsurprisingly, high, wide and hansom
89' Corner to Arsenal, it's worked to Pires and his powerful drive is hacked away by Orman from in front of his goalkeeper
88' ...the ball drifts inches wide of Jakupovic's left-hand post, so close
88' Bergkamp finally takes the free-kick and lofts it to the far post. Toure comes in with a run and wins the header...
87' A final change for Thun as Mauro Lustrinelli is off and on comes Omar Pape Faye
86' Cole is pulled back by Ferreira just outside the box and gets a yellow card for his troubles
85' Gilberto is off the field for treatment to join Orman in the head-bandage club. It's just like a little party for the Mr Bump Appreciation Society
84' Lustrinelli tries a shot from 25 yards out - it was a ambitious effort and miles wide
83' Gilberto clashes with Gonçalves and goes down holding his head. The Arsenal man is bleeding from above his eys - Gonçalves definitely threw back an arm and should at least have got his second yellow of the game, if not a straight red
82' Hleb bursts forward but holds onto the ball for too long and is robbed
81' Have Arsenal run out of steam? Unless the fresh legs can add something new you cannot see them scoring again tonight
80' Arsenal will make a double change now, Jose Antonio Reyes and Freddie Ljungberg make way for Aliaksandr Hleb and Quincy Owusu-Abeyie
79' Another snap shot, this time from Bernardi, which is again straight at Almunia
78' Leandro produces a powerful snap shot from the left flank - straight at Almunia but it could easily have surprised the goalkeeper
77' Ferreira does very well down the right and tries to pick out Leandro in the box - Campbell is there highest to head to safety
76' Gelson is felled by Gilberto. It's a free-kick and they'll milk the time wasting now
75' It's all Arsenal now, Thun happy to hold out for the point with the extra man
74' Corner to Arsenal again, they're cranking up the pressure, but this one is taken short and the Gunners never really have it under control
73' A change for Arsenal now and this is an attacking one as Dennis Bergkamp comes on for Francesc Fabregas
72' Another change for Thun, captain Andreas Gerber is replaced by Leandro Vieira - a defensive switch
71' Ljungberg needs a bit of treatment after crashing into the Thun keeper after winning the ball, but he's fine to carry on
70' ...it rolls inches wide of the left-hand post. So close to a second goal for the Gunners but the wait goes on
69' Fabregas picks up the loose ball and lifts it back over the top. Ljungberg is being played onside and he's through! He beats the goalkeeper to the ball....
68' Lungberg forces a mistake and wins a corner. It's from the right - where the goal came from. Again Reyes runs over to deliver, this time Thun manage to scramble it away
67' Now Pires takes control in the box, his options are limited and he goes down in a heap just inside the box. It's a disgusting dive and he should be booked for that... but it looks like he won't be
66' Cole looks to run at the defence, a slip allows him to cut inside across the edge of the box but sees his right-footed shot blocked
65' Thun look to be growing in confidence now, Arsenal are going to have to pull something out of the bag to take the points tonight
64' Lauren is late on goalscorer Ferreira, it's a free-kick but no card this time
63' Now Gilberto is down with a back injury. He landed badly in a challenge with Gelson but he's also fine to carry on
62' The ball is played back to Jakupovic, the pass lacks pace and Reyes closes down the keeper - the clearance crashes of the Arsenal player and rolls behind for a goal-kick. That could have gone anywhere
61' Reyes needs treatment for the second time in the match for the head injury, but he's fine to continue
60' Gonçalves and Reyes clash in the box, the Spaniard is down and again the fans call for a penalty - no whistle and in fairness it looked to be an accidental clash of heads
59' Lustrinelli again shows his ability to hold up the ball, and feeds in Gerber - good block from Cole
58' Cole gets forward and finds Ljungerb on the edge of the box. He looks to have controled the ball with his hand, there's no whistle and he fires wide of the post
57' This was not in the script. When Arsenal got the opener many would have predicted a glut - even with ten men. Now Thun can sniff an upset
57' More good play from Thun. Orman's cross takes a deflection and finds Bernardi on the penalty spot - head up, way over, wasteful
57' First change of the night for FC Thun. It will be Adriano Pimenta is replaced by Gelson Rodrigues Souza
56' Campbell goes down in the box from the resulting kick. The fans and players want a penalty but this referee is having none of it
55' Gonçalves is booked for a foul on Ljungberg
54' The lead didn't last long for the Gunners! It's not clear if Ferreira meant the shot or just to find a white shirt, but his hooked it into the top corner for Almunia's left post - incredible goal and it's level pegging again
53' GOAL!!!
53' A long ball is floated into the area. Ferreira manages to control and has his back to control. He hooks it back over his head into the danger area...
52' The Brazilian midfieler sent the header back into the opposite corner of the net after Jakupovic was left in no-mans land. Orman failed to win the header and the rest, as they say, is history
51' GOAL!!!
50' Corner to Arsenal on the right. Reyes floats it to the back post, Gilberto wins the header...
49' Reyes tries to find Fabregas' run into the box, Hodzic heads clear
48' Thun start the second half well and only good chasing from Toure prevents the Swiss side from winning a corner
47' Orman is out sporting a big head bandage with clear signs of bleeding - he got quite a knock but it wasn't intentional from Van Persie
46' FC Thun get the second period started
45' Stunning end to the half after a thoroughly uninspriing display for the Gunners. It should only get harder with ten men - but Arsenal are masters of the art
45' And there goes the half-time whistle...
45' It was a high boot from the Dutchmand and he caught Orman full in the face, but he was clearly following the ball and there was no malice. Wenger gets another shocker from a referee - Arsenal's 60th dismissal in his tenure - and his side are down to 10
45' Blimey! It's a red card! Referee Grzegorz Gilewski from Poland has sent off the Arsenal forward. It's an amazing decision!
45' A high ball is played up to Van Persie, he looks to control the ball with Orman looking to head clear. Van Persie catches him with a high boot and it's a free-kick
44' No, no... Ljungberg went in too hard on Jakupovic and the goal has been chalked off. Lucky escape for the young goalkeeper there
44' ...Jakupovic dives on top of the ball, Ljunberg goes in and it's over the line!
44' ...Reyes' shot has power - and Jakupovic makes a real mess of it. The ball goes through his legs and is rolling towards the line...
43' Thun lose the ball and Arsenal get the chance for a trademark break. Reyes receives the ball on the left and bursts forward for the shot...
42' Great lay-off from Van Persie gives Fabregas space for a shot on the edge of the D. Jakupovic has to scamper across his goal but the ball drifts just wide
41' Incredibly Reyes is back - clearly the physio has told him to stop being such a girl
40' Reyes edges of the pitch but looks to be signalling that it's game over for him. Bergkamp will be on his way soon
39' Reyes turns in the corner of the box, trying to trick Orman. He slips on the turf and goes down clutching his groin - it looks bad and terrible news for the Gunners with Henry out for weeks
38' Corner to Arsenal after Hodzic headed behind Van Persie's left wing cross. Pires looks to play it to the edge of the box but Lustrinelli brilliantly gets back to intercept and once again it's a waste
37' Arsene Wenger will have to turn to Plan B soon. Ah, he doesn't have one.... Oh well...
36' I'm now remembering why I normally pass up the chance of commentating on Arsenal in favour of any other match possible. They are so dull in Europe
35' Reyes drifts it in from the right and picks out Toure at the back stick - poor header, never troubling the goal
34' Ljungerg - yes he is on the pitch - sells Goncalves a dummy and cuts inside in the box only for his attempted cross to hit the first man. Corner
33' Fabregas gifts the ball to Milicevic, he breaks forward with the ball and feeds Adriano - the shot comes in low and from distance and Almunia has to stretch to keep it out
32' In case you were wondering, they are still playing at Highbury. Well, I say 'playing' but it's turned into a poor excuse for a football match
31' Another point about Champions League matches. Why do some clubs have to blank out the first few rows of the stands but other don't? Always puzzled me that one...
30' Reyes breaks well down teh left and looks for Van Persie on the edge of the six yard box - good defending from Bernardi to make the block
29' Thun enjoying a good spell right now - have they weathered the storm? Have Arsenal been too complacent?
28' Ferreira does well to win a corner off Lauren. Adriano jogs across to take this, it goes all the way through to Gerber but his power drive is blocked
27' Have you ever noticed how big the advertising boards are at Champions League games? We're not blind, you know.
26' We're getting to that finger tapping point. Nothing's really happening...
25' Cole floats it over the top for Van Persie, the Dutchman is offside and the frustration continues
24' Good work from Reyes forces Goncalves to put it behind for a corner. Reyes delivers from the right but a fine header from Bernardi clears the danger
23' It's getting a little restless in the crowd now, they expected to see a flurry of goals tonight - how they miss Henry?
22' Lots of possession for the Gunners still, but they are really struggle to work it into the box. Six shots so far, just one from inside the area.
21' Gilberto tries his luck from 25 yards, but it's a daisycutter and simple for Jakupovic
20' Bernardi produces a fine show of theatrics, rolling around on the floor, after being caught by Pires. Definite foul, but you'd think he's been shot. Oh, he's okay to continue!
19' Reyes finds acres of space in the centre of the park and tries a long-range effort. It's too hot for Jakupovic, he spills it but recovers to give away a corner to Van Persie, which comes to nothing
18' Why are commentators so patronising to small teams? Shocking performance...
17' Orman loses out to Reyes and he shows superb skill to jink past another challenge and feed in Fabregas. He in turn finds Van Persie and, despite a good turn to flumux the defenders, cannot pick out a 'redcurrant' shirt
16' Thun get a rare break and win a corner. Adriano takes but it's a poor ball and easy for Van Persie to hook to safety
15' The corner comes in for the right but Campbell can only nod it behind for a goal-kick
14' Van Persie has his shirt pulled and it's a free kick, around 30 yards out in a central position. Pires taps it to Toure for the blast - the swerve almost does for Jakupovic but he manages to tip it over
13' Arsenal are camped in the Thun box without having any real penetration. It's going to be a long, hard match for the Switzerland runners-up
12' All the danger is coming down the left - as you will have noticed if you're reading carefully
11' Pires and Fabregas link up well on the left until a superb challenge from Gerber wins it off the Frenchman
10' Reyes loses out in the tackle and Adriano comes away with it on the break. Lustrinelli shapes well and looks to latch onto the through ball but Almunia times his rush perfectly to slide and claim the ball ahead of the striker - dangerous for the Gunners
9' Pires finds Reyes down the left wing with a fine threaded ball. Hodzic slides in late and brings down the Spaniard - resulting in a caution
9' Reyes is felled on the flank, enabling Pires to float a free-kick into the box. It's a great ball but Toure fails to connect and the ball runs out of play
8' Van Persie gets the break of the ball inside the D, his shot lacks any real venom and it's an easy fist for Jakupovic
7' Bernardi tugs back Pires, free-kick to the home side in their own half
6' Pires twists and turns outside the box on the left and bamboozles Orman. A drop of the shoulder produces the space for the shot, which curls just wide of the keeper's left-hand post
5' Arsenal lose possession in their own half, it breaks to Lustrinelli who looks to beat Toure - only for the Ivory Coast international to haul him down. A booking for the Arsenal and a free-kick to Thun
4' It's been a plucky start from the Swiss outfit
3' No doubt the TV commentators will be using words like 'plucky' and 'little' and end up being as patronising to teams like Thun as they always are
2' Pires wins a corner in the first minute. It's taken short to Reyes and cut back to the onrushing Campbell who sees his shot blocked on the edge of the box
1' Van Persie and Reyes get the game started
- Thun? Keep you eyes on Mauro Lustrinelli
- Dennis Bergkamp and Alexander Hleb drop to the bench as Robin van Persie and Cesc Fabregas start following the 2-1 defeat at Middlesbrough.
- Sol Campbell makes his first start of the season to captain Arsenal. The England defender has been out since the end of the last campaign because of a calf injury. Striker Thierry Henry is out with a groin injury while Manuel Almunia takes the place of the suspended Jens Lehmann in goal.
- It's a real David against Goliath story at Highbury tonight with FC Thun the unfancied side doing their level best to sneak a few slings and a bag full of shots through Heathrow this afternoon. Join us at 7.45 to see if they managed it.

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