Freddie Ljungberg and Robert Pires combine for Arsenal Legends goal

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For Arsenal fans, it was a day to remember at the Emirates on Saturday.

Almost all of their greats from the last two decades were in action against a collection of ex-AC Milan stars in a charity match raising money for the Arsenal Foundation.

Taking full advantage of the international break, the game didn't disappoint with six goals and plenty of drama to keep the crowd entertained.

The Arsenal Legends ran out 4-2 winners in the end; however, one goal brought the watching supporters straight back to 2004.

Under Arsene Wenger's watchful eye, Freddie Ljungberg broke through a tiring Milan defence in the 84th minute with a brilliant run to set up the Gunners' fourth and final goal.

Reminiscent of yesteryear when Ljungberg, Robert Pires and Thierry Henry were all in their pomp and Arsenal looked capable of scoring four in every game, the legends showed they are still on the same wavelength 12 years after they went through an entire season unbeaten.

Admittedly, Henry was absent on this occasion as he continues to get to grips with being Belgium's assistant manager but the other two more than made up for the missing striker.

Ljungberg's cross was timed to perfection and Pires, even at the age of 42, produced a precise finish from just inside the six-yard box.

Kanu was the other goalscorer for Wenger's team as he picked up a delightful hat-trick against a Milan side which included Cafu, Paolo Di Canio, Christian Vieri and Dida.

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