RvP plays in four-star victory

Robin van Persie came off the bench as Arsenal ended their pre-season preparations with an emphatic 4-0 win over Cologne on Sunday.

Last Updated: 12/08/12 at 18:31 Post Comment

Van Persie: Got a muted reception

Van Persie: Got a muted reception

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

The Dutchman took the captain's armband from Thomas Vermaelen after replacing Lukas Podolski in the 69th minute but got a muted reception from the travelling Arsenal fans.

The Gunners got off to the perfect start in the Rhein Energie Stadion as Santi Cazorla's corner kick was flicked on at the near post by Per Mertesacker for Vermaelen to power in a header at the back post.

Podolski doubled the lead against his former club from the penalty spot in the 15th minute after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was brought down in the area.

The German international then got his second three minutes before half-time after a fine pass from Francis Coquelin found Kieran Gibbs on the left. He got to the byline and cut the ball back for Podolski to apply the finish.

Cologne began the second half better but Arsenal's inventive attacking play continued to cause the home side problems and they went further behind in the 60th minute as Gervinho cut in from the wing before slotting in at the near post.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Tuesday, 12 August 2014
19:45
Chelsea 2-0 Sociedad Report
19:30
Man Utd 2-1 Valencia Report
Sunday, 10 August 2014
15:00
Stuttgart 1-2 Hull City Report
13:30
Newcastle 1-0 Sociedad  
12:15
Liverpool 4-0 B Dortmund Report
Saturday, 09 August 2014
17:30
Tottenham 2-1 Schalke Report
17:00
Southampton 0-1 Leverkusen Report
16:30
Freiburg 1-1 Stoke  
15:00
A Villa 0-0 Parma  
Leicester 1-0 W Bremen Report

Footer 365

Premier League: Roberto Martinez excited to face Arsenal on Saturday

Everton boss Roberto Martinez will know better where his side stands after Saturday's clash with Arsenal.

Transfer news: Swansea sign Spurs midfielder Tom Carroll on loan for season

Swansea City have signed Tottenham midfielder Tom Carroll on loan for the remainder of the season.

Transfer news: Mario Balotelli heading for Liverpool medical

Mario Balotelli is on his way to England for a medical ahead of his proposed move to Liverpool, Sky sources understand.

Mail Box

Man United: One Game To Save Season

They have one match to convince decent players that they are worth joining - over to you, Louis. We also have mails on Malky Mackay, Mario Balotelli and Tim...

Man United Fans Clutching At Straws

While the focus is on Liverpool's move for Mario Balotelli, one Man United fan tries to convince the mailbox with nine reasons why Angel Di Maria would prefer them to PSG...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property