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July 14, 2013 2:30 PM BST
Stadion Utama Gelora Bung Karno - Jakarta
Referee:‬ Shuhaizi Bin Shukri‎
 
 
Theo Walcott 18′
 
Chuba Akpom 53′
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks for joining Goal's LIVE coverage with me Tom Etherington. Make sure to remain with us for all the reaction from Jakarta.
 
 
Wenger's side will now face Vietnam, Nagoya Grampus and Urawa Red Diamond over the next 12 days, before hosting the annual Emirates Cup tournament in August, which will feature Napoli, Galatasaray and Porto.
 
 
The second-half demonstrated that Arsenal have plenty more promising players coming through the ranks, with Akpom and Gnabry showing the club have no shortage of technical ability.
 
 
Theo Walcott gave Arsenal the lead just ahead of the half time break, before Olivier Giroud scored twice and Chuba Akpom, Lukas Podolski, Kristoffer Olsson and Thomas Eisfeld all netted in a really good workout for the Gunners.
 
 
Arsenal claim a convincing 7-0 win in their first pre-season game ahead of the new season, while Manchester United and Manchester City both lost theirs. It was one-way traffic throughout the game and despite Indonesia's best efforts, they were unable to prevent Wenger's fresh substitutes from making an impact.
 
90′ +1
The referee blows for full time after an action-packed second half.
 
89′
The goals have came thick and fast towards the end of this game and Rosicky has been at the centre of the action. Great performance from him since replacing Ramsey with 20 minutes left.
 
86′
Goal Thomas Eisfeld
GOAL! Arsenal's total dominance starting to pay off as Eisfield nets their seventh. Giroud nods it down to the German inside the box, who takes one touch before smashing it off the underside of the bar.
 
85′
Goal Kristoffer Olsson
ANOTHER GOAL! Olsson makes it 6-0 to Arsenal. The young Swede steals in at the far post to finish a superb cross from Rosicky, after the goalkeeper is left clutching fresh air.
 
82′
Goal Lukas Podolski
GOAL!! That's five for the Gunners! Podolski gets in on the action with a powerful finish from just inside the area after combining with Rosicky.
 
79′
CHANCE! Rosicky almost makes it five but his shot from the edge of the area is pushed away well by Meiga.
 
78′
Substitution M. Roby A.A Ngurah Wahyu
 
74′
Damian Martinez has replaced Fabianski in the Arsenal goal in what has been a flurry of substitutions and goals.
 
73′
Goal Olivier Giroud
GOAL!! Another goal for Olivier Giroud and another assist from Sagna. The substitute controls the ball into the box with his right foot before turning and firing high into the net with his left foot without even looking. Great finish.
 
71′
Goal Olivier Giroud
GOAL! Giroud finishes off a good team goal just a few moments after coming off the bench. Sagna runs onto a pass out wide before hitting a low, hard cross to the feet of the French striker, who taps home from close range to make it 3-0.
 
69′
Substitution Chuba Akpom Olivier Giroud
 
69′
Substitution Serge Gnabry Lukas Podolski
Aaron Ramsey and Serge Gnabry head off for Tomas Rosicky and Lukas Podolski.
 
69′
Substitution Aaron Ramsey Tomas Rosicky
 
67′
Substitution Imanuel Wanggai Tony Sucipto
 
65′
Yellow Card Victor Igbonefo
 
61′
Olsson finds Akpom with a fantastic defence-splitting through ball but the flag goes up for offside. Looks to be a wrong decision from the officials.
 
58′
Indonesia look to respond and a whipped cross towards the far post is cut out well by Fabianski. The first real save the goalkeeper has had to make today.
 
57′
Substitution Ian Louis Kabes Vendry Ronaldo Mofu
 
55′
Substitution Sergio van Dijk Titus Bonai
 
54′
That was a great goal produced by two of the youngest players on the pitch. Definitely ones to watch for the future.
 
53′
Goal Chuba Akpom
GOAL! Chuba Akpom finishes at the near post with a neat flick after starting the move with a quick pass out wide to Gnabry. Classy goal from Arsenal.
 
52′
With those changes, the pace of the game has significantly slowed down. Indonesia may look to capitalise.
 
49′
Koscielny has taken the captain's armband from the substituted Mikel Arteta, while Mertesacker and Walcott are two of the other players who have made way.
 
47′
Substitution Per Mertesacker Laurent Koscielny
 
47′
The Gunners have picked up where they left off before the break and are threatening the Indonesia goal with a string of corners.
 
46′
Gedion Zelalem, Laurent Koscielny, Chuks Aneke and Kris Olsson are all on for the Gunners.
 
46′
Arsenal get the game back underway.
 
 
The players are back out on the pitch and Wenger is about to make a number of changes.
 
 
I'm sure the Indonesian fans will have enjoyed this so far. Arsenal's chief executive Ivan Gazidis pointed out that the Gunners actually have more facebook followers from Indonesia than any other country.
 
 
Elsewhere today, Manchester City are losing 2-0 to SuperSport United in South Africa, with just five minutes remaining.
 
 
What did you make of that first half performance from the Gunners? Who stood out for you? Remember to get involved on Twitter via @tom_etherington or @GoalUK.
 
 
So Arsenal lead 1-0 at the break after a solitary strike from Theo Walcott. It should be more but Indonesia have managed to survive some good chances from the visitors, who have gone close through Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Gibbs.
 
 
HALF TIME
 
45′
Jenkinson finds himself on the right of the penalty area and his drilled shot come cross towards the far post is almost met by Gibbs. That will be the final piece of action this half.
 
44′
Substitution Achmad Jufrianto Rizky Pellu
 
43′
Ramsey turns on the style and beats his man inside the box with a fantastic turn, before seeing his drilled cross cleared away. Indonesia survive.
 
40′
The hosts have posed more of a threat during the last few minutes but will need something fairly special or an Arsenal mistake to pull one back.
 
38′
Kipuw attempts to curl a free-kick into the Arsenal box but can't even beat the first man and it goes out for a throw-in.
 
38′
After that flurry of chances, Arsenal have now had 11 shots to Indonesia's two. I sense there will be plenty of goals in the second half.
 
37′
CHANCE! Now Indonesia go close after Arsenal fall asleep at the back, allowing Solossa to fire a volley towards goal, but it is too weak and Fabianski saves comfortably.
 
36′
CHANCE! Even better opportunity for the Gunners to score as Oxlade-Chamberlain races onto a through ball and beats the keeper, but the forward fires over from a very acute angle.
 
35′
CHANCE! Gibbs should have doubled Arsenal's lead but scuffs his shot wide of the post after the ball is layed off by Walcott.
 
33′
Jenkinson has been brilliant at right-back so far and his deep cross narrowly misses the heads of Akpom and Gibbs in the six-yard area.
 
31′
Wenger's side continue to pass the ball and move at a high pace in what are hot conditions.
 
29′
Arsenal are totally dominating the game now, while Indonesia have been guilty of ball watching.
 
26′
Two good chances for Arsenal to double their lead. Walcott beats his man down the right before passing across the face of goal, but Meiga manages to put the ball behind. Then Gibbs plays a lovely pass to the right and Walcott heads the ball back across goal, but it is scrambled clear once more.
 
23′
Indonesia finally create a decent chance after stringing a few passes together but the ball is blasted high over the bar by Van Dijk.
 
21′
The Gunners earn a free kick just to the left of the box but Walcott steps up to take it and hits the wall.
 
18′
Goal Theo Walcott
GOAL!! Theo Walcott puts Arsenal ahead with a cool side-footed finish from the edge of the area, after some good work and a cut back from Oxlade-Chamberlain.
 
17′
Fine run from Gnabry as he cuts inside and goes past two players, but produces a weak shot that fails to trouble the keeper.
 
13′
Ramsey and Walcott attempt a one-two but the Welshman's pass is overhit and it goes out for a goal kick.
 
11′
Ramsey back-heels a neat pass into the path of Gibbs out on the left wing, but the England international's cross is easily caught by the goalkeeper.
 
10′
The hosts break down the left but Wanggai's cross comes to nothing, before Ramsey blasts a long-range shot wide of Meiga's post down the other end of the pitch. Good start from Arsenal here.
 
9′
Ramsey plays a lovely chipped ball over the Indonesian defence but Walcott is flagged for offside.
 
7′
Arsenal's first real attack of the game is set up by Walcott, but Akpom drags his shot wide of the goalkeeper's right-hand post.
 
5′
Walcott's first corner is cleared for another, which Mertesacker almost meets with a header.
 
4′
Oxlade-Chamberlain with some good work down the left, before Ramsey earns the visitors a corner.
 
3′
The Gunners are playing from right to left and, as expected, are dominating the early exchanges.
 
1′
Chuba Akpom causing some early problems for Arsenal, but his first effort deflects wide of the post.
 
1′
The referee blows his whistle and the hosts get the match in front of 88,000 fans underway!
 
 
Ramsey wins Arsenal their seventh corner of the game. Two big names coming on for the Gunners here.
 
 
CHANCE! Olsson plays an even better ball with the outside of this right foot to send Eisfeld through, but the German fires over the bar.
 
 
Arsenal are decked out in their new yellow away kit, which is a tribute to the 'Invincibles' of 10 years ago. Indonesia are sporting a white shirt with red shorts and socks.
 
 
The players are emerging from the tunnel in Jakarta. Kick off minutes away...
 
 
INDONESIA XI: Meiga, Sanadi, Igbonefo, Maitimo, Roby, Kabes, Wanggai, Jufrainto, Kipuw, Solossa, Van Dijk.
 
 
SUBS: Szczesny, Sagna, Koscielny, Rosicky, Podolski, Wilshere, Giroud, Zelalem, Aneke, Ryo, Martinez, Eisfeld, Olsson.
 
 
ARSENAL XI: Fabianski, Mertesacker, Miquel, Gibbs, Jenkinson, Arteta, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gnabry, Walcott, Akpom.
 
 
Kick off is scheduled for 14:45 so in the meantime I'll bring you the team news...
 
 
However, this should prove to be a good test for Arsene Wenger's side with the new Premier League season on the horizon. The main focus will be on Jack Wilshere, as he looks to overcome an injury-ravaged 24 months, while new signing Yaya Sanogo in unavailable due to France's ongoing involvement in the Under-20 World Cup and captain Thomas Vermaelen is out with a back injury.
 
 
The Gunners are once again in Asia to put on a show for their isolated fans and will play four times while in the Far East, starting with this trip to Jakarta. Today's opponents, dubbed the 'Indonesia Dream Team', are a young, inexperienced squad with only one player based outside the country, with Stefano Lilipaly plying his trade in the Dutch second division with Almere City.
 
 
Good afternoon and welcome to Goal's LIVE coverage of Arsenal's opening pre-season friendly against Indonesia. I'm Tom Etherington and I'll be taking you through all the action at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium today. Make sure to get involved on Twitter via @tom_etherington or @GoalUK.
 
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