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Arsenal 3 - Wigan Athletic 0

Emirates Stadium

22/01/11 3pm

Attendance: 59,552

Nothing To Say - Arsenal 3-0 Latics

Back in the 1970`s a song by Nosmo King and The Javells hit the charts, Goodbye, Nothing To Say, and that basically sums up this match report.

For the second time in two months Wigan Athletic travelled to the Emirates and waved the white flag at Arsenal before the game had kicked off, the Gunners are good, but let`s show some bottle.

Our boss, who is a master of the positive, could find only one in this game, 'James McCarthy made the bench`, that sums it all up really.

Al-Habsi had a great game, again, for ten minutes at the start of the second half we had some possession, van Persie scored three goals and missed a penalty, Gary Caldwell was sent off, in the whole of the game the Latics mustered 3 attempts on goal with just one on target.

Here`s hoping we actually turn up on Tuesday

Star Player

Ali Al-Habsi

Teams

Arsenal

Szczesny, Sagna, Clichy, Djourou, Koscielny, Song, Fabregas (Denilson, 85), Wilshere, Nasri (Arshavin, 75), Walcott, Van Persie (Chamakh, 85)

Subs: Shea, Eboue, Gibbs, Bendtner

Latics

Al Habsi, Gohouri, G. Caldwell, S. Caldwell, Figueroa, Diame (McArthur, 46), Thomas, N'Zogbia (Boyce, 79), Watson, Stam (Di Santo, 46), Rodallega.

Subs: Pollitt, McCarthy, Gomez, McManaman

Goodbye Nothing To Say




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Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 23 2011

Time: 12:52PM

Your Comments

Profound?
worbo
Perhaps you could forgive the team, if they saved themselves for the home 'winnable' games like Fulham, Stoke, and Newcastle? But that is not happening either. Surely we can only improve by Tuesday?
aidymac
I don't see it as all doom and gloom. (As many have said, our season would not be defined by this result.) Yes, it's always disappointing to lose but the 3rd goal didn't go in until the 85th minute, when we were already down to 10 men. I saw a press report that praised both CBs as well as the brilliant Ali for keeping the score down (and we saw how annoyed Wenger was when yet another chance for them was saved/blocked).

I think we will find it pretty rare for the rest of the season to have someone on such scintillating form as van Persie (with Fabregas to help) against us. I always thought that Arsenal's challenge last season faltered when van Persie was injured early on (though a certain team that beat them 3-2 also helped their demise).

And also on the plus side, with an anonymous Charlie and Hugo performance, who would want them atm? (And with Cleverley injured, perhaps it's less likely he'll be recalled, so we'll have him and Super-Mac and Victor all to come back.) I guess I'm more concerned about Arsenal wanting Ali next season! (At least we should have him for the rest of this one.)
rjb
 

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