By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
A Thierry Henry double helped Arsenal to a 5-0 cruise against SC Weiz in Austria.A Thierry Henry double helped Arsenal to a 5-0 cruise against SC Weiz in Austria.
The Gunners proved that there could be life after Patrick Vieira as their other big star ran the show on Wednesday night.
Henry set up Mathieu Flamini to volley home the opener after just two minutes, and then doubled the lead with a superb second after just four minutes.
David Bentley, back after a loan spell with Norwich City last season, bagged the third before Robert Pires set up new captain Henry to make it 4-0 just before half time.
Dennis Bergkamp added a fifth in the second half to round off a great workout for Arsene Wenger's side, with on-loan Bastia midfielder Alex Song getting a good run-out.
Yakubu Aiyegbeni scored on his Middlesbrough debut, as Steve McClaren's side were held to a 1-1 draw against Hearts at Tynecastle.
The Nigerian marked his first start since joining from Portsmouth by notching a 78th-minute penalty after Gaizka Mendieta was fouled inside the box.
Andy Webster headed in a late equaliser for the SPL outfit, but Yakubu's goal and Mendieta's appearance will give McClaren great heart for the coming season.
Boro had two teams in action on Wednesday but the side that travelled to Hartlepool United, including Doriva, Szilard Nemeth, Colin Cooper and Michael Reiziger, were beaten 3-0 by the League One outfit.
A Manchester United XI ran out comfortable winners at Conference North outfit Lancaster City, with a the Red Devils reserve side winning 5-0.
Leeds United's new signing Robbie Blake also grabbed a goal on his debut, as Kevin Blackwell's side beat Darlington 1-0.
Trialist Artim Sakiri impressed for Burnley, as The Clarets beat neighbours Accrington Stanley 3-0.
Carl Cort and Leon Clarke scored for Glenn Hoddle's Wolves, as they came from a goal down to beat Port Vale 2-1.
Weiz 0-5 Arsenal
Bognor 0-2 Brighton
Brentford 2-0 Leyton Orient
Bury 0-1 Bradford
Folkestone Invicta 0-2 Gillingham
Hearts 1-1 Middlesbrough
Hartlepool 3-0 Middlesbrough
Kilmarnock 1-2 Cardiff
Lancaster City 0-5 Man Utd XI
Partick 0-0 Sheff Wed
Port Vale 1-2 Wolves
Queen of the South 1-2 Carlisle
St Blazey 2-5 Chester
Accrington Stanley 0-3 Burnley
Morecambe 0-0 Tranmere
Darlington 0-1 Leeds
Burton Albion 2-2 Hull