Previous names: Dial Square, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich Arsenal

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Player analysis and ratings vs Blackburn

By 1970’s Gooner

This game epitomized Arsenal’s performances over the 13 years of Wenger’s hegemony. Pretty football, loads of goals but open to the sucker punch with defensive failings ever present to threaten Arsenal’s progress to a much needed title.

If we can tighten up a little bit more defensively then we have a genuine chance of challenging for honours this season.


I fault him for Blackburn’s first goal. Vermaelen was beaten to the ball by Nzonzi and he is to be blamed too but Vito was way out of position giving himself little room for maneuver having to lean backwards with the ball eventually dropping into the net.

Still he made some very good saves especially from Dunn’s long distance shot which looked bound for goal. Wenger has a decision to make when Almunia returns to fitness. 6


Back to his best after a shaky start to the season. Was as good defensively as in his attacking duties. 7


Looked a little bit laboured today misplacing passes early on and failing to get his crosses over the first defender. Maybe this is why Wenger has been resting him lately by playing Eboue there. Sagna improved in the second half however. 6


Looks much more fit, committed and sharper this season. His partnership with Vermaelen is gelling well and he looks better playing along side a left footed and experienced centre half. 7


Yes he did miss that header that led to Blackburn’s goal but centre halves sometimes do don’t they? He made up for it by the spectacular goal he scored from outside the area.

He takes his goals with the ease of a goal scoring forward rather than a defender who has gone up front for a corner looking for the odd chance to score. He actually goes up front looking to score. 8


He never fails to impress me. Strong and decisive with the distribution to match it. Hardly put a foot wrong all game and nearly got on the scoring sheet by the end. 7


Must have got a real rollicking after his disappointing performance at Fulham as he improved his game against Olympiakos in the Champions League and carried it on today against Blackburn.

When he plays it simple then he is very effective as he can win and hold the ball by using his strong frame and skill.

But when he tries to be creative and carry on with the ball then he invariably goes up cul de sacs frustrating everyone and letting his team mates and the supporters down.

I think he will be playing his best games against the bigger teams because that is when he will be too afraid to make mistakes. 6


The little maestro is back to his best.

He was involved in five of the six goals for Arsenal today.

He made the assists for four and scored the important fourth which effectively killed the game.

For at 3 -2 up I felt that they had a chance to equalise through a dead ball situation or a defensive lapse. 9


I consider his involvement in the first team again as very crucial because we now have two genuine play makers where they can interchange positions in the middle of the park and take it in turn to dictate the game. Rosicky also adds much needed experience in the team as well as his football nous. 7


Slowly coming back to full match fitness but even at this level he can be dangerous with his clever runs and goal threat. This he showed with the intelligent run to the left of the defenders receiving the perfect ball from Cesc to score across Armstrong on the turn for 3-2. 6

van Persie

He is getting used to his new role of front man this season with every game he plays. His goal today was as good as the one he got against Fulham last week. Again a perfect ball by Fabregas, the one touch control and wham bang thank you mum!

The more support he gets from the wide men in this new 4 3 3 formation the more goals he will get. 7


Looked sharp for the 22 minutes he played today and scored his goal like a veteran. His pace and trickery will be a great addition to the team when he gets fully fit. 7


Scored his goal with a spectacular shot from outside the area showing that Arsene may well be right when he says that Arsenal have strength in depth. 7

Consider that apart from Bendtner and Walcott we still have Eduardo, Nasri, Vela, Almunia, Djourou and Denilson to come back.

Man of the Match: Fabregas


Anonymous said...

U forgot Aaron ramsey i thought he was fabregas he set up 4 or 5 chances in 15mins brilliant from an 18

Anonymous said...

Spot on with most, but I thought that Song deserved an 8.

So many talented players that Wilshire doesn't get on the bench. Its good to see some real competition in the squad.

I thought Wenger could have made the substitutions earlier to give some of the players a rest.

Oliver Brown said...

I think that a 6 for Arsharvin is a little stingy. He deserved at least a 7 if not an 8.

Anonymous said...

if you all realized arsenal lost both games when arshavin not on the team. wenger yesterday said arshavin would be the player to bring trophies for arsenal. he might not playing well but somehow when he's on the team, everything seems possible. i think we finally got ourselves an ace, just like henry.

Anonymous said...

Asharvin was in the team when he scored against man u...

Unknown said...

van Persie was very very good today. Don't underestimate his performance.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant game to watch. Its days like this that make me so proud to be a gooner. Cesc was incredible controlled the game for 70 odd minutes till ramsey took over. Def agree with the first guy.

Anonymous said...

Van Persie, Arshavin and Rosicky all deserved better ratings IMO. Ramsey was also very impressive when he came on, the best I've seen him play for Arsenal in fact.

Anonymous said...

Video Game AccessoriesVideo Game Accessories Game AccessoriesGame Accessories S3 accessoriesPS3 accessories Wii accessoriesWii accessories DS accessoriesNDS accessories PSP accessoriesPSP accessories XBOX 360 accessoriesXBOX 360 accessories PS2 accessoriesPS2 accessories iPhone accessoriesiPhone accessories the north facethe north facenorth face jacketnorth face jacketnorth face jacketsnorth face jacketsNorth Face Mens JacketsNorth Face Mens Jacketswomens ugg boots womens ugg bootsmens ugg boots mens ugg bootskids ugg boots kids ugg bootsUGG Boots Accessories UGG Boots Accessoriesugg boots ugg bootsuggs uggspandora pandorapandora bracelets pandora braceletspandora charms pandora charmsPandora BanglePandora Banglepandora charms braceletspandora charms braceletscharm bracelets pandoracharm bracelets pandorapandora bracelets ukpandora bracelets ukAbercrombie And Fitch Abercrombie And Fitch ed hardy ed hardy Laptop Batteries Laptop Batterieslinks of london links of london tiffany jewellery tiffany jewellery ugg boots ugg boots As Seen On TV As Seen On TVthe north facethe north face

Anonymous said...

I have been exploring for a little bit for any high quality articles or blog posts
on this kind of house . Exploring in Yahoo I finally
stumbled upon this web site. Studying this info So i am satisfied
to convey that I have a very just right uncanny feeling I found out exactly
what I needed. I so much no doubt will make sure to do not put out of your mind this
website and provides it a glance on a constant basis.

Also visit my web page :: Christian Louboutin sale

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Idaho! I'm bored to death at work so I decided to browse your blog on my iphone during lunch break. I really like the info you provide here and can't wait to take a look when I get home.
I'm surprised at how fast your blog loaded on my mobile .. I'm not even using WIFI,
just 3G .. Anyhow, good site!

Here is my blog; deer velvet

Anonymous said...

Hello, aftеr reading thiѕ awesome post
i am аs well ԁelighteԁ to share my κnow-hoω here with

Feel free to ѕurf to my weblog ... vitamin shoppe coupon

Anonymous said...

These Clarity- A well cut and transparent gemstone is the next hallmark
of a priceless piece. Leon Levin offers an extensive spectrum of colors
and combinations.. Place your basis on the paper, and draw with it to fashion an outline relating to your foot.

One with regards to these shops discovered on the on the internet is
Nike Tempest.

My weblog air max nike shoes

Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, these same item can are found
off the internet for just $8.99. So does it offer you the activities its competitors undertake?
Person involved in campaign must constitute very clear with regards to these issues.
Would it be deemed that coincidence? http://www.

Check out my web-site: cheap air max

Anonymous said...

Howdy this is somewhat of off topic but I was wanting to know
if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML.

I'm starting a blog soon but have no coding skills so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Review my site ... Ray Ban Sunglasses

Anonymous said...

I've been surfing online greater than 3 hours lately, but I never found any interesting article like yours. It is beautiful value enough for me. Personally, if all website owners and bloggers made good content material as you probably did, the net will probably be much more useful than ever before.

my site: cheap nike air max shoes

Anonymous said...

Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is
a very well written article. I will be sure to bookmark it and
come back to read more of your useful information.
Thanks for the post. I'll certainly comeback.

My blog post - nike air max 2013

Anonymous said...

Wow, fantastic blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
you make blogging look easy. The overall look of
your website is fantastic, let alone the content!

my web blog - cheap nike air max

Anonymous said...

Υou rеаlly mаkе it seem ѕo easy ωith уouг preѕеntation but ӏ fіnԁ thiѕ matter to bе actuallу something
which I thіnk ӏ would never unԁеrstand.
It sеems tοo cоmρlex and very bгoaԁ for me.
I'm looking forward for your next post, I'll try to get the hang of it!

Visit my websіte :: raspberry ketones

Anonymous said...

ill be meeting him there and that is my 1st interent date

My page ... female mind mastery free

Anonymous said...

Truly plain drinking water also helps, as it fills your stomach a bit and you really feel less hungry, but not for a
extended time unfortunately. Or often you happen to be dehydrated but you mistakenly think that you're hungry, in that case drinking also helps. And i guess it is greater to consume coconut drinking water than just a plain one, it's tastier and contains numerous nutrition.

my blog post; weight loss pills review

Anonymous said...

I am not in a position to view this website correctly on chrome I feel there's a drawback

my homepage - trying to conceive tips

Anonymous said...

Not low quality when we are really shopping for golf shoes, still not cheap though.
There's nothing complicated in learning it works. Also Nike features rainproof shoes that include waterproof warranties. He led the length of his team to a record of 23-3 in his final protective two seasons.

Anonymous said...

You can now buy earth friendly capable of a person feel like
a complete golf superstar. nike and Adidas also found a grip
in this sub-market. Wearing nike, you become the fixation of the see.
You can many times have the classic template designed golf shoe i.

Anonymous said...

Golf and women's trends for too particularly long has been said to be an oxymoron. They get in touch with it Amazon Man made fibre. Where would you decide the quality of any electronic paraphernalia? Let us see if discover separate the a pair of at the register.

Anonymous said...

Anyway there you get it folks, a new brief comparison along with
the two sports shoe brands. Co-branding is a very
often practised in means and apparel industry.
Sometimes the information is just too technical and addresses board.
Believe it or not, these comparable item can can be found off the internet for just $8.

Anonymous said...

scar treatment Rockbridge

Feel free to surf to my webpage - scar removal Walnut Bottom

Anonymous said...

Nyasha became a high fashion model after successfully winning the
UK Superior Model Look Sport in 2009. Things are so loose as want
as your entire family develop and see our Louis Vuitton outlets.

Anonymous said...

Some health insurance plans try to avoid paying the extra money on
other things that most policyholders will not get.
Is it possible to find cheap DUI car insurance rates across several carriers.
Often a second policy will provide you with
any specific information you require with regard to
an used vehicle versus a typical gasoline vehicle. Bear in mind that not every thing that's low-cost would be great for you. Don't shop right after auto insurance in
pa an accident.

Look into my page :: additional hints

Anonymous said...

1 Therefore how will you know that a man will be smiling and leaning
in, trying to communicate with her occasionally, but no more than that.
Today I want to help you--not even your how to attract younger women.
Don't be constantly at her side, like a little puppy dog and beg for her back. There's just no way to increase your success with women.

Feel free to surf to my website: ways to attract women

Anonymous said...

With Bill Consolidate, borrowers can easily fend off the
dreadful effect of debts. If you are facing these state of affairs just apply for Bad credit bill consolidate as a
way to lead a debt free life. This is especially true today, when hundreds of debt consolidation.

my site: consolidate loans

Anonymous said...

Weight-loss has a lot of wellness rewards, but not everyone
sees these benefits because of errors. You can find a lot of blunders that
people make when it comes to weight reduction, with most resulting in failure, and a few even resulting
in private damage. To prevent making these blunders when you try to lose weight, adhere to the tips
in the adhering to post.

Here is my site; jenna bentley insane home fat loss

Anonymous said...

If you have not heard from your ex how to get a girlfriend back.
I was approached by a record number of 24 women in just one night of partying in a nightclub, because
it's best for you. You might be thinking" Oh God, I really need to take your mate out on a date, always dress properly in formals. Step Two: The ApproachThis is mainly about showing confidence. You can use your how to get a girlfriend's cell phone.

Feel free to surf to my weblog ... how do you get a girlfriend

Anonymous said...

Length have to be "right", which in turn is, go at least
the wrist. Anybody can find UGG sticker on the home of the incredible ugg boots.
When the boots are simple add dramatic equipment to your costume for halloween.
This works particularly well as long as your Uggs are a light colour of tan plus mocha.

my web page: jimmy choo boots

Anonymous said...

Hi, i think that i saw you visited my blog thus i came to “return
the favor”.I'm attempting to find things to improve my website!I suppose its ok to use some of your ideas!!

Here is my blog Oakley Sunglasses Outlet