[LEGENDARY] Arsenal Legends 4-2 AC Milan Legends | Extended Highlights | Club Friendly 2016 [HD]

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Arsenal Legends vs AC Milan Legends Highlights and Full Match
Competition: Club Friendlies
Date: 3 September 2016

It took less than a minute for Marc Overmars to remind us all of his enduring quality as he preyed on a misplaced pass, raced into space and crashed a shot inches over the bar.
The Dutch flier may not have the same breakneck speed as in his prime, but he was at the heart of the action and he again came close to opening the scoring with four minutes gone.
It was a classic counter-attack that would have reminded Arsenal fans of a certain vintage of the double-winning sides of the late nineties and early 2000s.
Gilberto broke up a Milan attack in his own area - of course - and found Petit, who released Freddie Ljungberg down the right. The Super Swede slipped in Overmars with an inch-perfect pass, and his low drive was superbly stopped by Christian Abbiati.
The crowd, like the players, rose to the occasion, serenading their heroes constantly and they were soon on their feet again as another sweeping move saw Overmars play in Pires, who arrowed a shot just over.
Watching Ljungberg and Pires slice through the Milan defence brought memories of the Invincibles flooding back, and one glancing header by the latter that flew just wide had the Emirates fans on their feet once again.
The deadlock was broken on 27 minutes when the inimitable Kanu, only on for a matter of moments, climbed highest to reach a deflected Petit cross and directed a firm header into the top corner.
The goal immediately prompted chants of, ‘Wenger, Wenger, sign him up!’ as the supporters continued to revel in a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon of football.
The Nigerian superstar very much still has ‘it’, and one eye-catching roll to turn Dario Simic was classic Kanu, before he drilled a fierce shot inches over.
Beside the goal, the biggest cheer of the first half was when Nigel Winterburn mock-clashed with his old sparring partner Paolo Di Canio, and tumbled to the ground theatrically a la ‘that’ incident in 1998.
Milan pulled level just before the interval when, despite a fine save from Seaman to deny Massimo Ambrosini, Vieri bundled the ball over the line from close range.

The interval may have given the teams a much-needed breather but the pace and the quality of the game remained as high as ever after the restart.
The introduction of Lehmann proved popular, with the Clock End giving their fondly-remembered Invincible a big cheer but he was relatively untroubled in the early stages as the hosts started on the front foot.
Pires and Ljungberg were at the heart of it, spraying passes and making darting runs like days of old, while Kanu’s speed of thinking remained as quick as ever.
The use of rolling subs proved an inspired one, allowing these legends the opportunity to collect themselves temporarily (and milk the cheers of the crowd) before returning to the fray.
Overmars - who went off after pulling a hamstring racing on to a Kanu through ball - exited to a huge roar from the fans, who appreciated all of his efforts.
Moments later, Kanu restored Arsenal’s lead with another beautifully-placed header from a Luis Boa Morte free kick swung in from the left.
As the game wore on, the game understandably became more stretched and Boa Morte and Ljungberg had further opportunities to stretch the Gunners’ lead but were denied.
But Arsenal were not to be, and they - and Kanu - grabbed their third from the penalty spot after Pires had been tripped in the area, with the Nigerian calmly slotting home.
Pires got the goal he so thoroughly deserved near the end when Ljungberg burst down the right flank and centred for his French team-mate to convert from close range and prompt wild celebrations.
It was the perfect way to end a perfect afternoon of football, while also helping to provide £1 million to the Arsenal Foundation.

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Arsene Wenger worked himself almost to death for Arsenal FC. Look at all those grey hairs and his face has aged badly. He was such a omitted person, he even worked on Sundays. In majority of cases don't blame Wenger but the players for not performing on the day. That Champions League Final against Barcelona should've been won. There is a deep respect for Arsene for all his contribution on and off the football pitch.

Author — Vivek Maru

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Kanu could play even today, what a player!

Author — Joker

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Wenger said : " old arsenal better now arsenal hahahah"

Author — Bayu awidyo

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I salute all these legends for still being able to play 90mins of fantastic football :)

Author — Vivek Maru

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Kanu the WONDERKID :) Deserves his hat-trick!

Author — Vivek Maru

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Kanu Still the best Striker in the planet!

Author — ryann saputra

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We will never have Adebayor in legends games thats for sure... nor cesc or RVP too.

Author — Pedro Lima

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for christ's sake two penalty kicks ?
and where the hell was Thierry Henry ?!

Author — Jędrzej Lipnicki