Manchester City continued preparations for the defence of their Premier League crown as they defeated Arsenal 2-0 in an entertaining pre-season friendly.
A five-minute blitz before half-time was enough to clinch the win for Roberto Mancini's men as first Pablo Zabaleta and then the superb Yaya Toure scored from well-crafted team moves.
The first chance came after just five minutes and fell to Carlos Tevez, but the striker scuffed his shot into the arms of Lukasz Fabianski.
Sergio Aguero then showed some neat footwork inside the box before his goalbound shot was blocked by Jenkinson.
Arsenal almost took the lead on the half-hour mark when Toure was tackled on the edge of his own penalty area. The ball rolled out to Theo Walcott, who fired his shot from 30 yards inches past the post.
City responded through Toure, who found Aguero only for the Argentinian to see his effort hit the top of the crossbar.
The champions were soon ahead, however, and again Toure was the architect. This time he slipped the overlapping Pablo Zabaleta in, and the right-back hammered the ball past Fabianski.
This lead was doubled just minutes later when Kolarov fired a ball across goal towards Aguero, who in turn found Toure, who made no mistake with the finish.
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Arsenal pushed on looking for a goal that would get them back in the game, and should have got it less than ten minutes into the second half. Chamakh played in Gervinho, but the Ivorian couldn't finish the chance.
The Gunners continued to pour forward, and came agonisingly close through Oxlade-Chamberlain when his 30-yard strike bounced off both posts before rolling to safety.
Arsenal weren't to be rewarded for their excellent second half display and City closed out the win in relative comfort to underline their credentials ahead of their Premier League defence.
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