Arsenal Win Liebherr Cup

Posted: July 15, 2012 in Arsenal
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Arsenal have picked up their first piece of silverware of the season (ahem) by winning the Markus Liebherr Memorial Cup in Southampton yesterday.  Arsenal defeated Belgian side, RSC Anderlecht 1-0 on a goal by Henri Lansbury & then drew with hosts Southampton 1-1 with a goal by Gervinho.  I know, I know, yes, the same Gervinho.  Well, actually maybe it’s not the same Gervinho.  Maybe this is a new scoring Gervinho but apparently he did sky a good chance prior to his goal.

Arsenal won the tournament following their draw with Southampton, with the tournament matches played as 45-minute halves,  as Soho had lost to Anderlecht in their prior match.  Despite having won the tournament with the draw, there was a penalty shootout with Southampton, which Arsenal lost, 5-4.  Man, nothing like mindless adherence to protocol, amirite?

Anyway, I thought there was supposed to be some highlights on YouTube but I must be stupid because I can’t seem to find them…

***UPDATEHere’s some video from Arsenal’s massive cup win…

Also, in the linked article there’s a picture of Jernade Meade playing for Arsenal, so obviously, I was mistaken on him being released from the club.  So, I’ve removed him from the signings/departure list:

Updated signing/departures list (updates in red):
Confirmed signings: Olivier Giroud (Montpellier), Lukas Podolski (1. FC Köln)
Confirmed departures: Manuel Almunia (released), George Brislen-Hall (released), Alban Bunjaku (Sevilla), Joel Campbell (Real Betís-loan), Denílson (São Paulo-loan), Gavin Hoyte (released- Dagenham & Redbridge), Sean McDermott (released), Jeffrey Monakana (Preston North End), Rhys Murphy (Telsar Velsen), Sanchez Watt (released)

Likely signings: ?
Likely departures: Andrei Arshavin (Zenit Saint-Petersburg), Niklas Bendtner, Marouane Chamakh (Fiorentina, Valencia-loan),  Łukasz Fabiański, Vito Mannone (Hull City), Chu/Ju-Young Park, Sébastian Squillaci (Bastia),  Robert van Persie (Juventus/Manchester City), Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad)

Possible signings: Ibrahim Afellay (Barcelona), Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United), Lucas Biglia (RSC Anderlecht), Etienne Capoue (Toulouse), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Tongo Doumbia (Rennes), Paulo Henrique Ganso (Santos), Stevan Jovetic (Fiorentina), Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund), Hugo Lloris (Lyon), Victor Moses (Wigan Athletic), Yann M’Vila (Rennes), Mbaye Niang (Caen), Steven Nzonzi (Blackburn Rovers), Salomon Rondon (Málaga), Matías Suárez (RSC Anderlecht), Kenneth Udjus (Sogndal), Emiliano Viviano (Palermo)
Possible departures: Benik Afobe (loan), Johann Djourou (Napoli), Conor Henderson (Charlton Athletic-loan), Henri Lansbury, Ignasi Miquel (Brighton & Hove Albion- loan), Aaron Ramsey (Fulham), Theo Walcott (Chelsea, Juventus,PSG)

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