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8:45 PM
28/09/16
Emirates Stadium
Champions League • Group A
  • 2nd Half
  • Arsenal
  • FC Basel
  • Elyounoussi
    85'
  • BjarnasonDelgado
    79'
  • MonrealGibbs
    75'
  • ZuffiElyounoussi
    71'
  • WalcottOxlade-Chamberlain
    70'
  • IwobiElneny
    70'
  • DoumbiaSporar
    58'
  • 1st Half
  • Arsenal
  • FC Basel
  • Walcott
    26'
  • Suchý
    21'
  • Walcott
    7'
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Arsenal - FC Basel
Champions League - 28 September 2016

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90'+2

FULL-TIME. Straightforward win for Arsenal, which certainly could have been secured with a greater margin. Still, those two first-half Theo Walcott goals were enough for a comfortable victory - and for him to carry on his excellent form. Thanks for your company this evening.

90' 

Two more minutes to be added on here.

89' 

And another save from Vaclik at point-blank range from Sanchez. The striker is angry, the goalkeeper is pained.

88' 

Arsenal on the break! Oxlade-Chamberlain rounds Vaclik, who's off his line and narrowing the angle, and then decides to wait for about six hours to get his shot in. By that time, the goalkeeper's recovered himself and puts in a good save.

86' 

Cazorla takes it and it just sticks in the wall, really bizarrely, until the Basel players realise the ball is there at their feet.

85'

Elyounoussi clips the ankles of Sanchez on the edge of the box - it's a free kick.

83' 

They're both on their feet and fine. They might have some bruises to nurse in the morning, though.

82' 

Mustafi is on the floor clutching his knee after running into Steffen, who's also in some pain.

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  • Matias Delgado
    OffBirkir BjarnasonFC BaselDelgado replaces Bjarnason.
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  • Matias Delgado
    OnMatias DelgadoFC Basel
79'

Delgado replaces Bjarnason.

76' 

After all that fire of the first half, this game is fading fast. I jinxed it with my expectation of more goals.

  • Kieran Gibbs
    OffNacho MonrealArsenalKieran Gibbs now replaces Monreal, presumably a decision not entirely based on that shot.
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  • Kieran Gibbs
    OnKieran GibbsArsenal
75'

Kieran Gibbs now replaces Monreal, presumably a decision not entirely based on that shot.

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It drops to Monreal on the edge of the box, who promptly smacks the ball into the proverbial Row Z.

74' 

And Ozil is met with huge applause as he prepares to take a corner.

  • Mohamed Amine Elyounoussi
    OffLuca ZuffiFC BaselZuffi goes off for Basel, replaced by Elyounoussi.
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  • Mohamed Amine Elyounoussi
    OnMohamed Amine ElyounoussiFC Basel
71'

Zuffi goes off for Basel, replaced by Elyounoussi.

  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
    OffTheo WalcottArsenalAnd poor Theo Walcott won't get a hat-trick tonight - he's replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
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  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
    OnAlex Oxlade-ChamberlainArsenal
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And poor Theo Walcott won't get a hat-trick tonight - he's replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

70'

Time for some changes - Elneny replaces Iwobi.

67' 

Cazorla on the right and some really good hard work from Walcott to keep the ball in play and lay it back to Sanchez - who smacks it wide with the side of his foot and promptly hides his head in his shirt.

66' 

Sanchez's vision is extraordinary, he's still searching for Walcott to set him free in the box.

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64' 

Another chance for Bjarnason, this time falling to him at the far post and this time he fires high.

63' 

SAVE BY OSPINA! Lang cuts in from the right, laying it off to Bjarnason, whose dipping shot is punched over the crossbar.

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Zuffi takes it, and it's out for another. The second one is much more straightforward for Ospina to catch.

60' 

Lang is trying to create something for Basel, forcing Koscielny to put it out for a corner.

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Mesut Ozil crashes a ball square across the face of goal, and it's blocked. He looks wryly amused at himself.

58'

Sporar replaces Doumbia.

56' 

Alex Iwobi is the next man to take on the entire Basel defence, but he uses his toe to prod wide.

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52' 

The Arsenal fans are singing Santi Cazorla's name.

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47' 

Vaclik takes an Alexis Sanchez to the head as he gathers a ball into the box.

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46' 

Here we go. Arsenal two goals up and ready to grab a lot more, surely.

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Right, we're about to get going with the second half.

45' 

Half-time with no additional minutes added on, and that'a a very comprehensive, very impressive first-half performance from Arsenal.

43' 

We're rapidly approaching half-time and Arsenal should probably be about five goals to the good.

42' 

Granit Xhaka continues to be heckled by the visiting fans, just in case you were wondering.

41' 

Sanchez loops a ball into Ozil who's zooming in at the far post but scuffs it into the side netting.

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And now Ozil is sending his shot wide, using the outside of his boot rather than focusing on power.

36' 

Vaclik is playing well but he's having plenty of opportunity to do so. Bellerin is threatening out wide.

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33' 

That was such beautiful football I could genuinely weep. Fantastically fast break and exchange of passes across half the pitch, and Sanchez can't slot it over the keeper from close-range.

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28' 

The referee makes a gesture indicating that Balanta was going for the ball as he and goalkeeper Vaclik bundle over Walcott.

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Theo Walcott equals Cesc Fàbregas and Fredrik Ljungberg on 13 Champions League for Arsenal. Only Thierry Henry (35) and Robin van Persie (18) have scored more for the club.

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  • Theo Walcott
    GoalTheo WalcottArsenalGOAL FOR ARSENAL! And there's Theo Walcott once again! He fires in from an acute angle, bouncing it off the post after a wonderful build-up, including a casual one-two with Alexis. Lovely football.
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26'

GOAL FOR ARSENAL! And there's Theo Walcott once again! He fires in from an acute angle, bouncing it off the post after a wonderful build-up, including a casual one-two with Alexis. Lovely football.

25' 

Basel make a break down the right, though, and Lang should really have done better getting that ball in.

24' 

Walcott's on the right side, Bellerin just inside him, and Arsenal are toying with their opposition, exchanging passes without a care in the world.

22' 

The Basel fans are cat-calling Santi Cazorla as he prepares to take another Arsenal corner.

20'

Sanchez picks up the ball in the centre circle and spots Ozil making the run on his right - just a touch too early though.

18' 

The ball falls to Balanta on the edge of the box and he shapes to shoot - it's blocked and rebounds to safety.

17' 

Doumbia is giving Monreal a tough time, and it's a corner to Basel.

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13'

Lovely triangles of passing as Basel stand and admire before the offside flag goes up against Walcott.

12' 

Carnivalesque at the Emirates, with great singing and rhythmic clapping.

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11' 

Loose ball in the middle from Cazorla as Basel look to hit back immediately.

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From the stats sheet: FC Basel concede a goal in their 21st consecutive Champions League away match. Only Celtic (28, 2001-current), Galatasaray (23, 2002-current) and Olympiacos (22, 1997-2003) have had longer streaks away from home.

  • Theo Walcott
    GoalTheo WalcottArsenalGOAL FOR ARSENAL! Well, that was coming. Sanchez dashes through the middle, terrific dinked cross, and Walcott nods that home with ease.
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GOAL FOR ARSENAL! Well, that was coming. Sanchez dashes through the middle, terrific dinked cross, and Walcott nods that home with ease.

7' 

Smart save from Vaclik as Monreal powers into the box.

6' 

Xhaka in action again, getting a boot in to stop the ball threading through to Sanchez, steaming through the middle.

5' 

Alexis Sanchez is brought down by Xhaka just outside the centre circle - but no free kick.

4' 

Some marvellously slick one-touch passing from Basel, though, and Bellerin does well to keep up with Doumbia.

3' 

Walcott and Sanchez looking lively on the attack already.

2' 

Arsenal are in yellow, Basel are in white...for Champions League regulations reasons.

1' 

We kick off!

19:35 

It's all very dramatic as the lights flare on and off, signalling the teams' imminent arrival.

19:35

Arsenal have kept one clean sheet in the seven Champions League matches with David Ospina as goalkeeper.

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19:30 

Correspondents at the Emirates report that the visiting fans are performing the Viking Thunderclap.

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18:45 

Teams - Arsenal: Ospina, Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Xhaka, Cazorla, Walcott, Ozil, Iwobi, Alexis. Subs: Cech, Gibbs, Gabriel, Elneny, Reine-Adelaide, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lucas. /// Basel: Vaclik, Lang, Suchy, Xhaka, Balanta, Traore, Bjarnason, Zuffi, Fransson, Doumbia, Steffen. Subs: Calla, Delgado, Elyounoussi, Gaber, Hoegh, Sporar, Vailati.

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18:15 

Good evening, and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Arsenal v Basel.