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July 31, 2011 4:20 PM BST
 
Kyle Bartley 84′ (OG)
 
It's all over. New York Red Bulls win the Emirates Cup! It had been easy going for the Gunners as they deservedly left through a Robin Van Persie goal, but they failed to clear a corner and were punished when substitute Kyle Bartley put the ball into his own net six minutes from time. Thierry Henry returns to lift the trophy as captain, but it's the second time in two days that Arsenal let a lead slip.
 
89′
We are approaching stoppage time now
 
86′
It really was a brilliant pass from Henry and a great run from Miller, who a minute earlier had shown good footwork. The atmosphere has changed a lot now and hte home fans are more restless. The players are showing greater urgency as well
 
84′
Own Goal Kyle Bartley
 
84′
It's 1-1 incredibly! A corner is not cleared and that man Henry is given plenty of time to play an exquisite ball to Miller running into the box, which evades all defenders. From the left, the full-back dinks the ball over Szczeny only for substitue Bartley to divert it home. As it stands the Americans are heading off with the Emirates Cup
 
80′
Just 10 minutes left for Red Bull to snatch a goal which will prevent Arsenal from lifting the Emirates Cup a their expense. If it does come, expect a significant contribution from Henry
 
78′
Substitution John Rooney Chris Albright
 
78′
John Rooney, brother of Wayne, comes on to the pitch only to be met by some boos from the home fans
 
77′
There is more space being offered by the away side and Arsenal are exploiting it. Eboue sends Vela down the right and hs return pass is hit wide of the far post by the Ivorian
 
75′
Substitute Arshavin is allowed to escape down the left, but his cut back does not reach Chamakh
 
74′
Substitution Andrey Arshavin Benik Afobe
 
74′
Substitution Emmanuel Eboue Bacary Sagna
 
73′
Substitution Kyle Bartley Laurent Koscielny
 
70′
Gibbs makes a storming run down the left, but strangely his pull back only reaches Song 35 yards out. Urged on by the crowd to shoot, he shows some fancy footwork to get 10 yards closer to Rost's goal, but his shot does not threaten it
 
69′
Nearly an Henry equaliser. McCarty robs Rosicky and suddenly it's three on two for the Red Bulls. Henry is teed up on the left-hand edge of the area and as is his style opens his body up, but his curled effort is too closer to the keeper. The Frenchman grimaces knowing it was a decent chance
 
66′
Henry is by far and away the best player in black out there and twice he plays Ream in down the left. Second time he wins a corner although it comes to nothing
 
65′
Substitution Carlos Vela Gervinho
 
65′
Substitution Marouane Chamakh Robin van Persie
 
64′
Silky footwork from Van Persie and his through ball sets Gervinho in, but his first touch takes him away from goal and he can only win a corner down the left. Both players come off after promising displays where they showed a good understanding between each other. Vermaelen is the new skipper
 
63′
Chamakh is looking to come on and has said he expects to have a big season, but the performances of the front men today might suggest otherwise. Gervinho goes on a surging run, but his final ball comes to nothing
 
58′
Much better from the visitors, as a fluid move started by an Henry flick takes them into the Arsenal area before they lose possession. The Gunners then break and Afobe bursts into the area down the left and his cut back is met by Van Persie, who is only denied a second goal by a diving interception from Marquez
 
56′
A rare foray into the Arsenal half as Solli tries to feed Henry in the box but the ball is cleared
 
55′
Substitution J. Agudelo Teemu Tainio
 
54′
Marquez is the latest player to give the ball away in his own half under pressure from Rosicky, but Van Persie's first-time shot from 25 yards goes just over when he had space in front of him. Boos for former Spurs man Tainio as he comes off the pitch
 
52′
Half an appeal for a penalty as Gibbs chips a cross which hits substitute Keel in the chest. From the corner, Sagna tries an ambitious volley from the edge of the box, but he is no Paul Scholes and the ball sails miles over the bar
 
49′
Arsenal are being gifted a lot of possession in good areas, but since that early chance this half they've not created anything else against a defensive Red Bulls team
 
47′
Should have been 2-0 immediately. Ramsey is gifted the ball in the Red Bulls half and he plays in Van Persie. However, instead of turning and shooting when in front of goal, he tried to pass to Gervinho and the chance is lost. A big let off for the American side
 
46′
Substitution Stephen Keel Carlos Mendes
 
46′
New York to get us underway in the second half, hoping to get the point which would see them lift the trophy
 
 
The whistle goes and it's half-time at the Emirates. As expected, Arsenal played some nice football which saw Ramsey (twice) and Gervinho miss great chances, but they were rewarded with a Van Persie header from a Rosicky free-kick. At the other end, the only New York threat has come from Henry, who saw one shot go across goal and a free-kick well saved by Szczesny. Arsenal are 45 minutes from winning the Emirates Cup, should they hold on to their lead that is.
 
42′
It should have been 2-0 a minute later. Rosicky again the provider as his first-time through ball sets Gervinho down the middle, but he takes too long and allows Rost to come out and close down the angle. Lovely pass by the Czech though
 
41′
Goal Robin van Persie
 
41′
Goal for Arsenal! Despite all their nice passing, it is the simplest of all goals. A chipped free-kick in from Rosicky is met by the Dutchman who nods home ahead of Rost
 
39′
A familiar Arsenal pattern, with lots of possession but no cutting edge at the moment. The Mexican wave has woken the crowd up a bit and a beach ball has emerged on the pitch. Pepe Reina would not be pleased to hear that
 
36′
It's been noticeable so far how the front men of Arsenal have drifted around trying to find space and how far forward Ramsey has been getting. Despite this it is still 0-0 and there is a Mexican wave going around the Emirates with great fervour.
 
33′
A clash of heads with Van Persie sees Miller go down and need treatment
 
32′
After a frantic few minutes the tempo has dropped again
 
28′
Arsenal should have a penalty there! Albright gives the ball away to Gervinho down the left and his attempt to redeem himself through a desperate lunge sees him bring the Ivorian down, but referee Kevin Friend decides that there was no contact with the player. There was certainly none with the ball
 
26′
Should have been 1-0 there. Van Persie is faced by two inside the box on the left and after his attempt at a nutmeg fails, the ball drops ot Ramsey 8 yards out but he blasts over
 
23′
So close for Henry! He is tripped 25 yards out from goal smack bang in the middle, but Szczesny dives to his right to parry. It was at a nice height in all honesty. This comes a minute after Ramsey was put through on goal by Van Persie only to see Rost save. The linesman wrongly had his flag up as the Welshman was onside, even if Gervinho wasn't
 
21′
Van Persie does a delightful flick to Sagna on the right and his cross is brought down nicely by substitue Afobe, but from a tight angle Rost saves
 
19′
Henry runs the ball too far ahead of himself and looks at the referee asking for a free-kick because of some shirt tugging from Koscielny but he was never going to get that. The crowd waking up whenever Gervinho gets on the ball
 
17′
Fabio Capello has returned form Brazil and is spotted in the crowd, but will be concerned to see Wilshere go off so quickly. On the pitch, Gervinho shows a turn of pace on the right but is off balance and crosses over
 
15′
Lots happening for Arsenal: firstly Koscielny heads wide from a Sagna cross, then New York get themselves in trouble and Mendes plays Ramsay onside, but the Welshman cannot go round the keeper. He is able to win a corner and after it is cleared, Van Persie shoots straight at Rost. Better from the home side
 
12′
Arsenal win a corner on the right and Rost is quickly off his line to punch away from Koscielny running in
 
10′
First effort on goal and predictably, it comes from Henry. Receiving the ball on the right-hand edge of the area, he swivelled and shot narrowly wide of the far post, although Szczeny probably had it covered
 
8′
Van Persie floats over a cross from the right but it floats harmlessly wide. A slow early tempo here and the crowd are yet to get into it
 
6′
Substitution Benik Afobe Jack Wilshere
 
6′
Problems for Arsenal as Wilshere hobbles off after just six minutes, to be replaced by Afobe. Gunners fans will hope that it is just a precaution
 
4′
Good early link-up between Van Persie on the left and Rosicky, before the Dutchman slips in Gervinho, but he puts the ball wide under pressure from Rost and he was offside anyway
 
2′
Early entertainment from Henry. He picks up the ball in familiar territory on the left-wing to great cheers and after the winning ball back, he tries a cheeky back-heel which doesn't quite come off. The Emirates crowd chant his name anyway
 
1′
Arsenal kick us off
 
 
As expected a warm reception for the Frenchman, who goes and gives Pat Rice a big hug
 
 
The teams are in the tunnel and we await the reception Henry gets when he steps on to the pitch. I can't imagine he will be booed somehow
 
 
New York: Rost, Albright, Mendes, Ream, Miller, Marquez, Richards, Tainio, McCarty, Solli, Henry(c).
 
 
Szczesny, Sagna, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Song, Wilshere, Ramsey, Rosicky, Gervinho, Van Persie. Subs: Nasri, Vela, Djourou, Fabianski, Arshavin, Jenkinson, Eboue, Chamakh, Afobe, Frimpong, Bartley
 
 
Hello and welcome to Goal.com's coverage of the Emirates Cup fixture between Arsenal and New York Red Bulls. The Gunners are coming off the back of a disappointing 2-2 draw against Boca Juniors yesterday, but their fans will be pleased to see Thierry Henry return to the Emirates
 
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