Blackburn vs Arsenal – Match Day Live

Afternoon guys, it’s a big day today, and 3 points and a good performance will get us primed for the International break…

The line up today is:

Almunia

Sagna – Koscielny – Vermaelen – Clichy

Diaby – Song

Walcott – Cesc – Arshavin

Van Persie

Djourou and Denilson didn’t make the bench, which consists of:

Fabianski, Eboue, Gibbs, Wilshere, Rosicky, Vela, Chamakh

Over to the comments for Match Day Live…

  • devday

    Robinson, Salgado, Nelsen, Samba, Givet, El-Hadji Diouf, Jones, Pedersen, Grella, Mame Diouf, Kalinic.

    Subs: Bunn, Olsson, Emerton, Dunn, Nzonzi, Hoilett, Chimbonda.

  • devday

    Today’s match mascott is as tall as arshavin!

  • devday

    Arsene: Our target is to have the ball and when we do so we can dictate the play.

  • devday

    Alex Song has blonde hair!!

  • devday

    How did we not score!!

  • devday

    Awesome start, our team looks up for it… let’s score early.

  • KittyGooner

    Alex Song looks so weird in his short, blonde hair! From a distance, I can’t tell who is Sagna or Song…!

  • devday

    Off the line from Cesc… Aerial bombardment…

  • devday

    Spurs in the third round of the carling cup… let’s see what our kids can do!

  • Pete

    THEO THEO THEO!!!! 1-0 Arsenal

  • devday

    1-0 to the Arsenal – Walcott with a good finish after good link up play and pass through from Van Persie…

  • Pete

    1-1

  • devday

    Can’t believe that!

  • Pete

    Chamakh on for RvP (injured)

  • devday

    Van Persie gets injured on his first start of the season. It’s time for a Chamakh Attack!

  • KittyGooner

    Okay, it’s 1-1 – RvP injured and we’re not looking that great at all… Come on the Arsenal!!

  • Tm17

    Fabrgas doesn’t look sharp enough

  • devday

    HT: Blackburn 1 – 1 Arsenal: An interesting half, typical Blackburn, typical Arsenal… we need to better in the 2nd half…

  • Pete

    HT 1-1

    Ugly game, but it is at Ewood Park so probably to be expected. But we conceded an unnessary goal. Theo, Diaby, Song probably been our best players. Almunia not been that bad either so far. Koscielny probably the weakest link in the team today so far.

  • Pete

    Just read this on BBC Sports live update:

    The latest on Robin van Persie, by the way, is that his ankle – not the one he injured last year – has swollen up and it is being iced as we speak. Scan on Monday.

  • Berth

    dev how is kosicenly, Song and Diaby doing -

  • Pete

    iraqgoals.net/12069-blackburn-rovers-vs-arsenal-.html

  • Pete

    2-1 Arshavin

  • devday

    Arshavin scores… phew! 2-1, it’s been a tough one today!

  • Pete

    Rosicky on for Fabregas

  • Sam

    We need another goal to make sure. Gunners can always have a little slip up!
    Come on Arsenal!

  • Pete

    FT 2-1 Arsenal

  • devday

    FT: Blackburn 1 – 2 Arsenal… We are top of the league… I said we are top of the league…!

  • Sam

    Great job to Gunners.

  • Flamez

    great 3 points, just wanna say after todays game maybe we all (including myself) should have a little more faith in manual almunia, i thought he done really well today with everything, no hairy moments and he wasn’t at fault for the goal. if he can play like that all season we dont need a new keeper

  • Sam

    That’s our best start to a season in 3 years, or so I hear.

  • Flamez

    also wanna hear what that prick hansen has 2 say about theo tonight, the conceited scouse ****!

  • Pete

    Not the tidiest win in the world, but nice to see us win away from home against tough opposition. Delighted for Theo to score again. Diaby and Song look decent together in the DM roles. And Almunia did much better today. Cesc anad RvP still need to build their fitness though.

    There were a few chances to score more goals (Theo slightly off side, Wilshere, Diaby and Chamakh efforts blocked). Second half was more controlled than the first.

    Thats 4 points from two tough away games so far, which isn’t bad. Still room for improvement though, but at least today was a win.

  • Pete

    Sam wrote:

    That’s our best start to a season in 3 years, or so I hear.

    Match of the Day should be interesting tonight. Hope his comments about Theo become his new “dont win anything with kids” catchphrase.

  • Pete

    Sorry, meant to to quote Flamez, not Sam.

    Flamez wrote:

    also wanna hear what that prick hansen has 2 say about theo tonight, the conceited scouse ****!

    Match of the Day should be interesting tonight. Hope his comments about Theo become his new “dont win anything with kids” catchphrase.

  • Flamez

    well if theo is gonna answer him with that everyweek let him carry on

  • vj

    Theo i do love u, god alan hansen and chris waddle must be eating their words, what a performance. I didnt get to watch the whole game but Diaby looked pretty rubbish at keeping the ball in the last 20 mins. I really would have liked Wilshere to score but no harm. Anyone know how van persie is, he came off early, chamakh didnt get a chance to impose himself, but did well we he attacked. Rosicky was really good though we lacked dominance once cesc leaft for a while. Koscielny did well apart from his one error, I expect Squillachi to slot in next week. A big game from the defense, Almunia did well, no mistakes. Sagna clichy played really well, Vermaelen was awesome Song looks weird but good game. Glad to see cesc playying again

  • Bonathan

    Fantastic result, and deserved as well i thought. Had to answer a lot of questions today defensively and just about did enough. It wasn’t easy and we weren’t comfortable back there, but we did enough. I thought Kos really struggled in the first half and thought he might have been better taking him off. Had a mare for the goal, but to be fair, he improved in the second half. It’l have been a great premiership experience for him.

    a lot of misplaced passes today so hopefully that should improve. Theo looked great. Vermealen did really well.

    A lot to improve on but we had to do some ugly things today and we came through it with 3 points which is the main thing. hope RVP is ok.

  • Flamez
  • vj

    Maybe RVP injury blessing in disguise, u all remember what happened to him during international break, this way both him and cesc get a rest

  • vj

    Quote from arsene Wenger “the transfer period is now dead for us” no GK lads, its almunia and flappy, god were goona get raped by tottenham when flappy plays, i bet those cunts play a full team as well

  • vj

    @ Bonathan:
    thats a bit harsh to koscielny i think, Diouf is a really powerful player and it was a great ball, he was really commited and did well, id much rather have him than gallas, now we got squillaci, we have 3 quality CB and Djourou and song as well so im not suprised wenger won’t make anymore signings, great game by sagna and clichy, large improvement this season from clichy, sagna was awesome today defensively and attacking, after lahm, ramos, maicon, sagna is up there

  • Berth

    Hmm no GK is not a very good thing

  • http://worldofarsenal Josiah

    Just watching arsenal again on MOTD, really pleased with the result today :)

  • http://worldofarsenal Josiah

    Shearer: I dont know why i heard it but someone said if you give him [Walcott] time on the ball he wont deliver a final product

    Hansen: You didnt hear it from me

    oh whatever nobhead.

  • vj

    “Mark Schwarzer has made it clear that he would like to go to Arsenal so we are trying to look at other options,” Hughes said following his side’s 2-2 draw at Blackpool on Saturday.

    could it be?