No. Name
  1 Jens Lehmann
  12 Lauren
  23 Sol Campbell
  3 Ashley Cole
  28 Kolo Touré
  17 Edu
  69' 19  Gilberto Silva
  4 Patrick Vieira
  7 Robert Pires
  69' 9  José Antonio Reyes
  8 Freddie Ljungberg
  10 Dennis Bergkamp
  76' 25  Nwankwo Kanu
  14 Thierry Henry  14' 34'
  33 Graham Stack
  5 Martin Keown
  18 Pascal Cygan
  22 Gaël Clichy
  • 14
    • Thierry Henry Goal
  • 21
    • On: Pablo Contreras | Off: Sylvinho
  • 29
    • On: Jesuli | Off: Peter Luccin
  • 34
    • Thierry Henry Goal
  • 36
    • Pablo Contreras Yellow Card
  • HT
    • Halftime
  • 69
    • On: José Antonio Reyes | Off: Robert Pires
  • 69
    • On: Gilberto Silva | Off: Edu
  • 70
    • On: Rogerio Vagner | Off: Gustavo Lopez
  • 74
    • Pablo Contreras Red Card
  • 76
    • On: Nwankwo Kanu | Off: Dennis Bergkamp
  • FT
    • End Regular Time
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Match Commentary

90' It was all too easy for the Gunners, they barely had to break sweat and advance courtesy of Thierry Henry's brace. Bring on Friday.
90' And that's full-time
90' One minute to be added on
89' Henry finds Vieira 25 yards out, he shapes for the shot, but it's a disguise to feed it through for Kanu - only the Nigerian is shying away from the shot and the ball runs through to Caceres
88' Velasco plays a neat ball over the top for Pinilla, he's unmarked and has a great chance for a consolation - but nods it inches wide of the post
87' Reyes brings down Vagner, free-kick in the centre circle
86' Lauren finds Kanu in the box, he gets it stuck under his feet a little and then drops t the floor rather easily under Valasco's challenge - never a penalty
85' Arsenal now seem to be happy to play through to full time against the ten-men of Celta Vigo
84' Free-kick to Celta on the right, Jesuli takes only for Campbell to head to safety
83' It runs through to Kanu, who in turn finds Gilberto. The Brazilian sees the run of Ljungberg, picks him out - but the Swede heads wide when in an unmarked position
82' This time it's Henry, and Cavallero has to punch clear from under his own crossbar
81' Corner to Arsenal on the right. Reyes goes over to take and aims for back stick - Caceres heads behind for another corner
80' Mostovoi tries to chase a long ball - Toure intelligently guides it behind for a goal-kick
79' Cole's down injured, after being blocked off by Mostovoi, but Gary Lewin is on again. He'll be okay
78' A final change for the Gunners as Nwankwo Kanu is introduced for Dennis Bergkamp
77' Sergio took a crack on the back of the head in that move - Cavallero laying one on him! He needs some treatment
76' Corner to Arsenal on the right. Reyes takes, Cavallero punches and Jesuli hacks to safety
75' Reyes is cynically blocked by Contreras - he's already been booked and referee Collina has no option but to produce the red card. An early bath for the substitute
74' It only comes as far as Ljungberg 35 yards out, and he tries the first time lob over the top - but gets it all wrong. Goal-kick
73' Gilberto puts Henry through the centre, it looks as though he's going to have the chance for a third but Cavallero is out of his box smartly to clear
72' A final change for Celta, as Rogerio Vagner is on for Gustavo Lopez
71' Henry takes the corner, Gilberto wins the header but is penalised for a shove
70' Arsenal make a change before the corner. Edu is replaced by Gilberto Silva, and Jose Antonio Reyes is introduced for Robert Pires
69' Henry bursts foward and forces Sergio to put it behind for a corner
68' ...but Lopez gets it all wrong and blasts way, way wide
67' The free-kick is central, just outside the D. Mostovoi plays it short for Lopez...
66' Edu gives it away to Pinilla on the edge of the box, he twists inside looking for space for the shot and is brought down by the Brazilian
65' Lauren is tripped by Pinilla, free-kick
64' Bergkmap needs a bit of treatment, but he'll be okay to return to the fray
63' Bergkmap got Cavallero's studs right in the throat there - it's an awful challenge and it should have been a penalty but, for once, Mr Collina missed something
62' It's flicked through to Bergkamp, he tries to lob it over the top of Cavallero - but it drops wide of the post
61' Henry shows great skill to hold off two challenges and keep hold of the ball
60' The 'Oles' ring around Highbury as Arsenal pass it around - finally some atmosphere
59' It puts Arsenal on the break, they come forward in that now familiar pacy manner. Edu gets it on the left and has Ljunbgerg and Pires in the centre - but it's a poor cross and out for a goal-kick
58' Lopez takes the corner from the right, it's poor and Bergkamp coolly clears
57' Mostovoi delivers from the right, Caceres gets up at the back stick and produces a good header only to see Lehmann palm it behind
56' ..but that first touch is too strong, and by the time Pires can shoot Cavallero has made up ground to make the block
55' Henry suddenly bursts forward and see the late run of Pires, he plays in the Frenchman who takes a touch...
54' Mostovoi is far from happy after being penalised for a trip on Edu
54' Mostovoi floats it in, and Lehmann manages to collect after the ball spun off the side of Toure's head
53' Free=kick to Cetla 35 yards out and the chance to create something
52' Even the atmopshere is dead at Highbury - even though their side are cruising into the last eight
51' This game is going through the motions now, Arsenal are looking to conserve energy while Celta are beat
50' It's really stop-start now, very little fluency to the game and endless little niggly fouls
49' Now Campbell is the offender - getting too close to Pinilla
48' Mostovoi trips Campbell, free-kick to Arsenal
47' Arsenal start the second period at a high tempo, looking to thwart any initial impetus from the visitors
46' Celta kick-off the second period
45' Celta need another three to take an away goals advantage, but there is little sign they have the quality to produce such a startling comeback.
45' It's been a stroll for the Gunners, now 5-2 to the good on aggregate, and Henry could have had a hat-trick
45' And there goes the half-time whistle
45' Ljungberg's cross is deflected behind for a corner. It's take short, Pires delivers, Sergio heads clear
45' It comes back to Lauren, but his effort it weak and wide
45' Ljungberg sets Pires through on goal, he gets the ball stuck underneath his feet and he opts to square it to Henry for his hat-trick, but Cavallero does well to palm the shot away
45' Three minutes to be added on for stoppages
44' Celta have had a few sniffs at goal, but in all honestly Arsenal have rarely had to move out of first gear
43' Velasco and Pinilla show neat control on the edge of the area, but in the end it gets too intricate and Toure intercepts
42' Jesuli fells Edu, free-kick in the Arsenal half
41' Bergkmap gets it on the right and plays a find ball to a completely unmarked Edu at the back stick - the Brazilian gets his jump wrong, ends up underneath it and can't direct it on target. Goal-kick
40' It comes back in to Lopez, this time on the left, he smashes it first time and Lehmann again has to push it behind. Arsenal then clear a poor corner
39' The free-kick is taken short, it's a waste and Celta have to retreat to deep
38' Pires trips Velasco with a late tackle, free-kick just outside the area on the right. Lopez shoots from an acute angle and Lehmann has to palm it over
37' Contreras goes into the book for a late challenge from behind on Ljungberg
36' All of a sudden Pinilla finds space at the back post but fires wide with the goal at his mercy - he should have headed that one
35' Ljungberg's cross was good, Caceres good only get the slightest of headers on it leaving Henry completely unmarked eight yards out - and he doesn't miss from there
34' GOAL!!!!!
33' Ljungberg finds Bergkmap inside the box, who lays it back out wide for Ljunbgerg to play in a first time cross...
32' Celta are stuggling to impose themselves on the game. They have already lost two of their stars and now Lopez is hobbling - surely it's beyond them
31' Campbell trips Pinilla in the centre-circle, free-kick
30' Cole brings it forward and plays in Bergkamp, Cole continues his forward burst into the box and takes the return ball - only to drag his shot wide
29' Edu goes down looking for a free-kick after being blocked, but Collina waves play on
28' Arsenal are very comfortable, they still only have that one shot to mention - but it ended up in the back of the net
27' Peter Luccin, one of Celta's main attacking threats, isn't going to be able to carry on with that injury and he looks frustrated. On comes Mora Nieto Jesuli
26' Luccin is down needing treatment after a clash of legs with Edu - it looks as though he may have twisted his knee but he's back up on his feet
25' Bergkamp and Ljungberg link-up, but Henry fails to read the idea of the through-ball and the Swede only manages to play it through to Cavallero
24' Ljungberg is tripped by Contreras, free-kick on the right. Bergkamp fires it into the box but it's headed clear
23' Campbell comes back on, he's okay
22' Edu takes it from the right, Cavallero comes out to punch
21' Henry gets past Sergio with ease, and somehow holds onto the ball against two defenders before winning the corner
20' Celta make their first change, with former Arsenal star Silvio Silvinho replaced with Pablo Contreras
19' Pinilla clatters Campbell - he goes down in pain and needs some treatment from Gary Lewin
18' The corner is played in and it drops to Ignacio, who fires wide when he had the whole goal to aim for. He wants another corner, it never was and he hangs his head
17' Ignacio gets away down the right, his cross is cleared only as far as Luccin. He chests it down and produces a fine volley which Lehmann has to palm over the bar
16' Celta now need to score three goals without reply, surely no hope for the Spanish outfit
15' Henry was sent clear courtesy of the skill of Dennis Bergkamp. He created the goal superbly and when he put Henry in, the French master was never going to miss and beat Cavallero with ease. 1-0 Arsenal
14' GOAL!!!!!
14' Bergkamp does brilliantly on the ball to turn his defedner and shake off the challenge. Henry's unmarked on the edge of the box and he slips it through...
14' Lopez takes, Ignacio goes up with Lehmann and clearly gives the Gunners' stopper a shove in the back. Free-kick
13' Pinilla drives forward looking for the shot, but he's closed down and has to settle for a corner
12' This time Henry takes from the left and Ignacio plays it away
11' Arsenal win a corner. Edu trots to the right to take, floating it to the back stick where Caceres is to head behind
10' Ljungberg gets away on the right and crosses in, forcing Sergio to hack clear
9' Vieira trips Mostovoi in the centre
8' Corner to Celta. It's taken short to Silvinho but his cross is poor and Campbell can clear his lines
7' Celta are being allowed time on the ball to pass it around, Arsenal happy for them to have possession in deep areas
6' It's taken short and played to Luccin, he comes forward and sees his shot deflected into the grasp of Lehmann
5' Vieira block the bursting run of Lopez, free-kick
4' Ignacio chases onto a pass by Mostovoi, it's too pacy and goes out for a throw - and Ignacio follows it over the line and into the crowd, much to the amusement of the home faithful
3' Borja pulls back Edu, another free-kick
2' Lauren is felled by Luccin, free-kick
1' Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp get the action underway
- Arsene Wenger recalls Robert Pires and Dennis Bergkamp, both rested for Saturday's ruthless 5-1 FA Cup demolition of Portsmouth. Edu gets the nod ahead of Gilberto in central midfield.
- All the action as the Gunners defend a 3-2 lead from the first leg. Kicking off at 19.45 GMT

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