Anyway, that's all from me this sunny afternoon. Our man out in Indonesia, David Hytner, will file some interesting news stories on Arsenal later so don't forget to check the site later. See you all soon.
I also thought that Gedion Zelalem and Kris Olsson did well when they came on and if Olivier Giroud was laying down a marker for this season with those two goals then Arsenal may have the answer to their attacking problems in the squad already. Too early to say of course but I think he is a really good player and if he gets a good start to the season then he could get 18-20 league goals.
Well, that wasn't so bad after all. Seven goals - most of them of the highest quality - and we got to see promising young players such as Chuba Akpom and Serge Gnabry play most of the game.
Full time: Indonesian Dream Team 0-7 Arsenal
88 min Prashant Deshmukh doesn't think Arsenal need Higuaín any more (or at least I think that is what this means)... "Did you see the smirk on face of Arsene when Giroud scored second goal? Is that signal to Higuain?"
87 min Can Arsenal just stop scoring for a second so that I can catch up on all the goals? Please Arsène, just tell the lads to take their foot of the pedal just a little bit. The IDT didn't deserve this. Anyway, Olsson side-footed in Rosicky's brilliant cross for the sixth, with the goalkeeper doing his best Peter Schmeichel starfish jump impression (but completely missing the ball). Eisfeld then, for the seventh, just burst into the area and flashed a right-footed shot past Meiga. It went in off the underside of the bar.
Indonesian Dream Team 0-7 Arsenal (Eisfeld, 86)
86 min Well, the quality of the goals have been outstanding. This time it is Rosicky ... oh hang on, another goal. Will get back to this one.
Indonesian Dream Team 0-6 Arsenal (Olsson, 84)
83 min What a shot from Podolski. Shrugged off three players, advanced into the penalty area and rifled a shot past Meiga, who didn't even move.
Indonesian Dream Team 0-5 Arsenal (Podolski, 82)
82 min Zelalem and Olsson look like two great prospects. Maybe a little bit lightweight at the moment but they are both very young. Paul Howley is clearly looking for an argument: "At bkk airport waiting for an overnight flight to korea. Straight to office from the plane which lands at 6am, and weighing up the pros and cons of getting comatose-drunk (good sleep but no hangover), or staying sober (no sleep, but no hangover).
Can I add something controversial?
(*puts on tin hat)
Arteta seems a little over-rated by the other arsenal fans and the press. A quality player, no question, but creates little and rarely does enough to change a game.
Also Robert Plant is an awful singer and The Who are repetitive and boring.
*ducks head back below parapet.
80 min IDT goalkeeper Meiga, who has had a good game, saves a shot from Rosicky. Podolski, who has been invisible so far, nearly breaks free but is stopped at the last moment.
78 min Arsenal send in another fruitless corner. Ajit Unni writes (and proves that it is not sunny EVERYWHERE else in the world this Sunday): "Sitting in the tumultous rain in india (kerala) and following your stuff... Being an arsenal fan has been a pain but I am an ardent arsene admirer.. Just hope ... This is not turning into an Aguirre 'the wrath of god' situation..."
75 min I should mention that Damián Martinez has replaced Fabianski in the Arsenal goal (Martinez played some of the League Cup matches for Arsenal last season). Mofu, meanwhile, has a sight of the Arsenal goal but Koscielny catches up with him with a fine sliding tackle.
74 min Wow, that is a stunning effort by Giroud. Sagna again set him up. This time he had more to do though. He turns, shifts his body weight and then unleashes an unstoppable left-footed shot into the top corner. I don't care if it is against IDT, that was a classy, classy strike.
Indonesian Dream Team 0-4 Arsenal (Giroud, 73)
71 min So two of the substitutions (which I didn't even have time to mention) combine to give Arsenal a three-goal lead. Bacary Sagna scurries down the right, having replaced Akpom, and sets up Olivier Giroud who scores with a delightful little touch.
Indonesian Dream Team 0-3 Arsenal (Giroud, 70)
69 min Eisfeld has been taking all Arsenal's corners since coming on. He does seem to have a fine right foot but his set pieces have come to nothing so far.
68 min And here come the big guns: Tomas Rosicky and Lukas Podolski have both come on, Gnabry and Ramsey making way.
67 min Arsenal win a corner - and more on Durian from Billy Liemantoro: Not only is the durian a stink-bomb, as mentioned earlier, it makes quite a sickening ambush weapon too. When the fruit is ready it will dangerously fall from its tree, not to mention the durian is equipped with wicked spikes. Oh, Arsenal must have realized now that a cold Tuesday night at Stoke is not as bad compared to a hot Sunday night there at Jakarta."
65 min Bonay wins a corner for IDT and takes it himself but it is easily cleared by Arsenal. Igbonefo is then booked after a push on Zelalem.
63 min Having said that, OIsson just plays a glorious ball to find Akpom, who is flagged for offside even though he wasn't. And then the young Swede plays an even better ball - with the outside of this right foot - to send Eisfeld through. The German missed the target with his shot though.
60 min Seeing Akpom has made this a worthwhile exercise on its own actually. Don't think he will get much time in the first team this season but he is certainly one for the future. Gnabry, who I have seen before, has also played really well. But somehow doubt he will make a lot of first-team minutes either. Eisfeld, Olsson and Zelalem have been quiet so far.
57 min Greg Brown, meanwhile, is sitting in Brighton and dreaming about Luis Suarez... "Sitting on Brighton beach reading the updates, thanks Marcus. A cathartic Sunday hearing Gnabry's stepping up before I head back to work tomorrow while it's still sunny. Wish IDM did refer to Aphex Twin and Squarepusher XI though. Let's have a soirée for Suarez if he renounces his racist ways."
55 min That is a great goal by Chuba Akpom. He started the move on the halfway line with a lovely flick to set Gnabry free on the left-hand side. Akpom then - like every good striker should do - sprinted straight towards goal and, when the return pass came, he calmly beat the IDT keeper with his left-footed effort.
Indonesian Dream Team 0-2 Arsenal (Akpom, 54)
48 min No pressure on Zelalem then. He is 16 apparently, has already played for the Under-21s and has been described as, wait for it, THE NEW CESC FABREGAS (well, the commentator on ESPN says so at least).
47 min And you have to say that that is what you want to see on a pre-season tour, some of the promising players coming through.
46 min So Thomas Eisfeld, Kristoffer Olsson and Gedion Zelalem are all on for Arsenal together with Koscielny. Let's see how the teams settle down and how Arsenal are playing now.
Second half kicks off
So Arsène Wenger has made a few changes. Laurent Koscielny is on. Will confirm the other changes as well.
Matt Loten has this to say about Durian: "Don't go near the stuff! The only thing Durian is useful for is as an incredibly effective stink-bomb. My half-Malaysian housemate brought some back from holiday once and we had to evacuate the house!"
Hmmm, doesn't sound great.
Ah, the excellent Toby Moses is reading this MBM. That is good news. He writes: "Who have you offended to get this mbm job? I'm following from the m6. Any sign of the lesser spotted chamakh? Is Suarez in the stands watching his new team mates?"
Answers: "I haven't offended anyone. They asked me if I wanted to do the Ashes over-by-over but I turned it down for this... And NO and NO."
Jamie Liddiard is in the south of France: "Hi Marcus, I'm following your live text from Peynier in South of France. I'm hoping the boys can sign off for a win before I catch my flight later!"
Is anyone, ANYONE, else working today?
Let's look at some emails then. Rinda Koban, who lives in Indonesia, is confident Indonesia Dream Team will score in the second half. Sam Davies is not helping by reiterating that it is very nice out there... although he is grateful for the updates. Paul Quigley, meanwhile, says I should try freeze dried Durian. Must look that one up at a later stage (although I don't think you can go far wrong with an ice cream...)
And the referee blows the whistle for half-time. All in all, it's been pretty rubbish but there have been moments of skill and speed from, mainly Walcott and Gnabry. Stand by for loads of substitutions in the second half, it is very, very hot out there.
44 min Ramsey pops up in the IDT penalty area and wriggles himself clear before testing the home goalkeeper, who palms away his effort.
43 min Corner comes to nothing and IDT are preparing to make a change - one and a half minute before the break - seems a little bit strange. Someone called "Lefty" sends me an email:
"well marcus i am in Greece by the pool... and for some reason i follow the game... much better than reading about the Greek economy... probably should just dive in the pool and have a beer... keep up the good work".
Well, if I didn't want a beer before that then I certainly do now. Don't think there will be any in the Guardian fridges sadly (and I probably shouldn't drink at work anyway). May just book a holiday to Greece at half-time though.
41 min Indonesia Dream Team win a corner! Indra Sharma, in an email, says it is too hot out there and thanks me for the updates. No problem. Prashant Deshmukh, meanwhile, wants Giroud and Podolski to come on - and I am sure they will.
Well, he is popping up here and there and everywhere but mainly through the middle. Definitely not midfield. More advanced. Walcott mainly out on the right.
34 min Arsenal have a good chance of making it 2-0 but Oxlade-Chamberlain, through on goal although from a difficult angle, loses his balance and blasts his shot high and wide. Before that, Gibbs had an opening but his side-footed shot lacked power and hit the side-netting.
33 min Was that really Carl Jenkinson? It looked more like Dani Alves... The Arsenal right-back controlled a long ball beautifully before skipping past a defender and sending in a rocket of a cross, that Akpom nearly gets to. Go Carl!
32 min The Gunners are currently struggling to break down the Indonesia Dream Team's defensive wall and it is really a wall, consisting of sometimes up to nine players. Gnabry has had some neat touches but it has not led to anything so far.
27 min I don't know quite how but Per Mertesacker has been beaten by the IDT goalkeeper, who is not nearly as tall, but that is what just has happened. And can someone, just someone, send me an email... I know it is nice out there and I know that the first Ashes Test was marginally more exciting but come on...
26 min Two good Arsenal chances in two minutes. First Walcott turns a defender inside out but Akpom is beaten to the ball on the six-yard line. Then, after Gibbs had floated in a nice cross, Walcott heads towards goal, only to see his effort cleared by some acrobatic defending.
24 min The Indonesian Dream Team suddenly goes on the attack but Van Dijk shoots wildly, wildly over from about 30 metres. Then Arsenal's Gnabry does the same: shoots wildly, wildly over from 30 metres. I really hope this isn't going to catch on.
22 min Walcott - clearly sensing he could score another one here - takes a free-kick from just outside of the area but his shot barely leaves the ground and hits the middle of the wall. A poor effort.
21 min So Theo Walcott is among the goals already. In fairness though, this goal was all down to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's running as he intercepted a pass on the halfway line, legged it into the IDT penalty area, turned and served it on a silver plate to Walcott.
Indonesian Dream Team 0-1 Arsenal (Walcott, 19).
18 min The tempo has dropped significantly already actually. The Arsenal players are mainly walking at the moment. But then, suddenly, Serge Gnabry has had enough and sets off on a mesmerising run. His shot is weak though. Gnabry has been good so far.
16 min A bit more on Chuba Akpom (from Arsenal.com): A powerful forward who can play anywhere across the forward line, Chuba first played for the Under-18s when he was just 15.
The pacy front man was a regular in Steve Bould’s youth set-up last season despite still being a schoolboy, making 15 appearances and scoring twice.
The young striker is an England youth international and scored three goals in four games at the 2011 Nordic Tournament with the Under-17s.
13 min So how are Arsenal playing? Well, it's either a 4-3-3 or a 4-5-1 with Akpom up front. The full-backs, Carl Jenkinson and Kieran Gibbs have been very attacking so far. Captain Mikel Arteta bossing things in midfield.
12 min Indonesia Dream Team have their first chance. Well, I say chance but it is more a cross that no one got near but it is the first time they have been deep into the Arsenal half so it was probably worth mentioning.
9 min Theo Walcott dances past a few opponents and finds Akpom with a nice, angled pass but the forward's shot is saved. Aaron Ramsey then tries his luck but his long-distance effort goes just wide.
6 min Arsenal win the first corner of the match, which comes to nothing. The Gunners, meanwhile, are playing in their new yellow away kit.
4 min Arsenal are full of running (that will soon end, one presumes) as it his very hot and humid. What's more, there are apparently 88,000 people there watching this game in Jakarta. Not bad for a pre-season friendly...
2 min The youngster Chuba Akpom immediately picks up the ball and takes a few steps forward before dragging a shot wide. He is then pushed inside the area but that was never a penalty.
And the game has kicked off. At, er 2.48pm BST. And here I was preparing for a 3pm kick-off...
The Indonesian Dream Team is pretty much the Indonesian national team. And is coached by the wonderfully names Brazilian Jacksen F. Tiago
And here are the Arsenal subs: Szczesny, Sagna, Koscielny, Rosicky, Podolski, Wilshere, Giroud, Zelalem, Aneke, Ryo, Martinez, Eisfeld, Olsson
And here is the Arsenal line-up: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Miquel, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Arteta, Ramsey, Gnabry, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott, Akpom
Nicklas Bendtner is having an altogether different holiday. The Denmark assistant coach said a week ago that the striker should, perhaps, not put pictures of himself partying on social media while looking for a new club. Well, this time he has not posted a picture of himself anywhere but instead been accused of pouring a beer over the former Miss Fitness, Sarchar Leone, at a Copenhagen night club...
Lukas Podolski, meanwhile, seems to have had a great holiday. Here he is with his bbq. And here he is driving a rally car with Nico Rosberg at Nürburgring. And, finally, here he is having his picture taken with Rihanna. All in all, a good few weeks, one must assume (and pretty similar to mine, in fact...
Latest news: It looks like the Brazil goalkeeper Júlio César is not going to join Arsenal after all, with a move to Napoli looking ever more likely. Read more here.
And I know there are a lot of Arsenal fans out there who are, er, how should I put this, apprehensive (maybe a bit too strong but let's go with apprehensive) about this game as the Gunners have a terrible record in Indonesia. Played ONE, lost ONE! It doesn't get much worse than that. Arsenal's only previous appearance on Indonesian soil ended in a 2-0 defeat by Niac Mitra and - according to this piece in the Jakarta Post - Alan Sunderland was sent off! Disaster
So here we are! Arsenal's first pre-season friendly - against an Indonesian Dream Team - and we are not even halfway into July. What are they doing playing friendlies already? United yesterday, Arsenal today. Is it always this early?
Marcus will be here shortly. In the meantime, here's the latest David Hytner with the Arsenal camp in Jakarta.
Arsène Wenger says that Thomas Vermaelen will remain as Arsenal's club captain, even though there are doubts over whether he will be fit for the beginning of the season and more concerning his ability to force himself into the starting XI.
The central defender was dropped for the Champions League away win against Bayern Munich last March and he found himself on the fringes for the final 10 Premier League matches, as the manager Wenger preferred to partner Per Mertesacker with Laurent Koscielny. Only once, when Mertesacker was suspended for the home win over Norwich City, did Vermaelen start.
Vermaelen also struggled with a stress fracture to his back towards the end of last season and he has aggravated the problem, meaning that Wenger has not taken him to east Asia for the club's pre-season tour.
Wenger admits that he thinks Vermaelen will miss the start of the new season and there have even been questions over the 27-year-old's future at the club. The Belgium international knows that, in World Cup year, he needs to be playing regularly. Wenger, who has loaned the back-up centre-half Johan Djourou to Hamburg for the season, has an interest in Swansea City's Ashley Williams.