The competition at least gives the Gunners boss further chance to tinker as he fine tunes preparations for the battles ahead over the coming nine months.
Goals from Mathieu Flamini and Niklas Bendtner were enough for Arsenal before Peguy Luyindula pulled a goal back.
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