Date: 21st February 2006 at 6:20pm
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Ashley Cole played 68 minutes of football today, in a 3-1 win over Barnet in an Arsenal XI freindly.

Cole has been suffering from a broken bone in his foot and had only played an hour of football since the begining of October.

Cole’s presence will be vital to Arsenal as we reach the business end of the season, and with the possibility that we will be still in touch with Real Madrid when the visit Highbury in two weeks time, his skills will be needed all the more.

Arsene Wenger recently said he would not rush Cole back through fear of a set back.