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Live Text Commentary: Arsenal v Benfica in 2014 Emirates Cup

Blow-by-blow updates of the Emirates Cup clash which could see Alexis Sanchez, Joel Campbell, Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers make their Gunners debuts.

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Arsenal’s preseason gets glamorous this afternoon.

So far, the Gunners have beaten non-League Boreham Wood 2-0 and lost 1-0 to the New York Red Bulls in America.

The quality of opposition increases significantly today, as Portuguese champions and Europa League runners-up Benfica are in North London for the Emirates Cup.

Arsene Wenger’s men will be without German World Cup winners Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski.

However, Alexis Sanchez, Joel Campbell, Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers could all make their Arsenal debuts.

You can follow live and extensive text coverage of the match right here.

Live text updates will begin below at 3.40pm. Kick-off is at 4.20pm.

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