90+2 mins - Arsenal 3 Dundalk 0
Three minutes of added time and it doesn't look like we'll see another? Or will we? Nelson with a cross from the right, Gartland clears. They've shipped three but you can still say Dundalk have defended decently tonight. Have made it harder for Arsenal than it might have been.
89 mins - Arsenal 3 Dundalk 0
I don't care if nothing else happened in this match, though, it would have been worth it just to see Pepe's goal. It. Was. Superb. Dundalk have had a bit of a rotten second half here but there is obviously just a gulf in ability and class between these two sides. Arteta will be pretty happy with what he's seen though, I think.
83 mins - Arsenal 3 Dundalk 0
W三级成人视频illian races to the byline, crosses and Boyle heads out for an Arsenal corner. It's a short one and it's poor, but at least Arsenal keep the ball. Tierney has a wild and looping cross but Colovic at the far post has to put it out for another corner, with a red shirt lurking behind him.
78 mins - Arsenal 3 Dundalk 0
A三级成人视频gain, lovely build-up play from Arsenal, Nelson and Maitland-Niles involved. Tierney has a free shot from the left edge of the box but he fires over. Just not on top of it. It's a little easy for Arsenal at the moment. Wouldn't be surprised if this ends with another for them.
GOAAAAAAL! PEPE WITH A SUMPTUOUS FINISH
It's unravelling for Dundalk now. And quickly. Nice bit of tidy buld-up play started with Willock again, rolls the ball to Pepe on the edge of the box, who traps the ball with his left foot, rolls it forward a touch to create space and then SMASHES it into the top right corner! Wonderful stuff, that.
Arsenal 3 Dundalk 0
GOAAAAAAAL! The resistance well and truly ended...
J三级成人视频oe Willock with the goal now, neat finish...
三级成人视频Nketiah on the right slides it to Pepe, his shot is blocked on the edge of the box. It goes straight to Willock, who takes a fantastic touch with the outside of his right boot on the left of the box, he opens his body and sidefoots with his right, it flies past Rogers and into the top corner! Superb finish, though it would have been a bad miss.
Arsenal 2 Dundalk 0
39 mins - Arsenal 0 Dundalk 0
The pressure is increasing from Arsenal but only incrementally. And it's not bringing about much. Another Arsenal corner almost brings a goal, though! The best chance so far. A shot from deep by Pepe picks up a couple of deflections and ends at the feet of Nketiah but he just can't get it away!
25 mins - Arsenal 0 Dundalk 0
I三级成人视频t's pretty much all Arsenal now, finding most of the joy on the left. Dundalk haven't been out of their half at all in the last five or ten. Now they do as Arsenal's move breaks down. Their own move breaks down with an awfulc ross by Mountney from the right. Waste.
10 mins - Arsenal 0 Dundalk 0
C三级成人视频annot exactly say that either side has found much fluency yet but it's the opening 10 minutes, it doesn't often happen. Cedric picks up a loose ball about 20 yards out, has a crack with his left foot and it's horribly sliced high and wide ... and not very handsome.
6 mins - Arsenal 0 Dundalk 0
You wonder about how the effect of games with no fans has on fixtures like this. Obviously would be an absolutely huge game for Dundalk usually and there would be plenty of talk about being "overawed" or something like that but does that lessen without the crowd? It must do. Still, Dundalk have definitely not been overawed in the opening few minutes.
If now isn't the best time to post in this blog Half Man Half Biscuit's 'Bob Wilson Anchorman'...
...then when is? Former Arsenal "stopper" in the title and it also mentions Dundalk.
The immortal lines:
Well I'd like to meet Stephenson the engineer
And I'd like to meet Faraday and buy him a beer
And I'd love to meet the bloke who had the bright idea of Bob Wilson – anchorman
This is well worth a read before the game
Exclusive interview: Meet Gary Rogers – the veteran keeper who will be busiest man in Europe on Thursday night
And welcome to our coverage for Arsenal vs Dundalk in Europa League, Group B tonight. Match kicks off at 8pm and Arsenal will be hoping to nab another three points to stay top of the group, following their 2-1 away win at Rapid Vienna last week.
三级成人视频Standing in their way are Irish side Dundalk, hardly European regulars but a side with enough European pedigree for this not to be a complete novelty. Indeed, they were last in this competition at this stage in the 2016/17 season when they took a point off AZ Alkmaar and beat Maccabi Tel Aviv.
三级成人视频Of course, you need no reminding of Arsenal's pedigree in this competition... but in case you do... they were knocked out in the round of 32 last time around and were defeated by Chelsea in the final the year before that.
Meanwhile, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said it hurt him to leave defender William Saliba out of his Europa League squad, a decision that looks to have backfired with the club face mounting injury problems at the centre back position.
Saliba and Sokratis Papastathopoulos were not registered for the competition, and with Rob Holding, Calum Chambers, Pablo Mari and David Luiz all injured Arteta is left with Shkodran Mustafi and Gabriel Magalhaes as his only centre backs for Thursday's match against Irish side Dundalk.
三级成人视频"I feel really bad for William Saliba," Arteta told reporters. "Because we had so many central defenders, we decided to leave him out of the squad, which was really hurtful for me to do."
Saliba, who spent last season on loan at St Etienne, has yet to make his Arsenal debut but Arteta said the French teenager is making steady progress in training.
"He's feeling a lot more confident around the place, his language is improving and he's starting to understand much better what we're doing physically," he added.