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Arsenal V Blackburn Half Time Update

Arsenal go in 3-1 up at half time after going 1-0 down inside two minutes.

Kolo Toure seemed to bring down Arsenal old boy David Bentley to give away a penalty which was converted by Shabani Nonda.

It seemed that it would be the same old story, Arsenal go 1 down and spend 70 minutes trying to chase the game but the Young Guns refused to accept their usual fate and fought their way back into the game, playing some sensational football.

The breakthrough came from an unusual scenario - a corner. Robin Van Persie swung in a corner for Gilberto to head home from 6 yards.

Arsenal continued to dominate, enjoying close to 70% possession. Then in the 23rd minute Alex Hleb tapped home from 6 yards to give Arsenal the lead.

It didn't stay 2-1 for long though, Lucas Neil brought own Adebayor inside the penalty area. The giant striker converted the resulting penalty to make it 3-1.

I can honestly say that what I have just watched is some of the best football I have seen from any team all season. Consider the fact that it is without some of our best and most experienced players and it really is a frightening prospect!




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Writer: Nick Simmonett  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday December 23 2006

Time: 3:48PM

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Excellent fightback!! Spuds losing 3-1 too. Thats just funny!!
Rocky7
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23/12/2006 15:52:00

Really?, can't see the live game here...but there's the delay coming up...can't wait to see the Gunners performance today... :)
jess_farenesh
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23/12/2006 16:08:00

They're giving us a run for our money now. They've gone 3-4-3 and are begging to get back into the game. If they do come back to 3-3 then that srel goes some way to showing that anti-football isn't always the way to beat/get a draw with Arsenal?
simmy8_2000
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23/12/2006 16:49:00

Merry Christmas Gooners!! How's that for an early present?
simmy8_2000
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23/12/2006 16:50:00

How about that for bouncebackability?? 1-0 down to win 6-2. Larve it, larve it, larve it larv it, larve it!
simmy8_2000
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23/12/2006 16:52:00

6-2 bay-beh!!!! let's hope that's got the monkey off our back about not being able to come from behind to win at the grove!!! COME ON YOU *****IN REDS!!!!! »»Arsene Knows««
Wingston75
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23/12/2006 16:57:00

Who is man of the match? The team?
G4L
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23/12/2006 17:15:00

I ont think I can pick a man of the match. Everyone without exception was exceptional today.
simmy8_2000
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23/12/2006 17:24:00

yeh but toure looked a little off colour today, he had a few lapses of concentration, the defence needs to tighten up for the away games, but a great performance overall, and a great start to the festive period..
luckys_10
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23/12/2006 18:13:00

fabregas, a little ficking gem, prize asset, and mozart is such a tidy player, unlucky not to get his first goal at the grove, he will soon, UP THE GOONS !!
hazzagooner
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23/12/2006 18:14:00

Luckys, Toure wasn't himself today but he still did well!
simmy8_2000
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23/12/2006 18:35:00

6-2 and a spurs loss...a great way to celebrate Christmas Day...Merry Christmas to all...{ Gooner From Malaysia }
jess_farenesh
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23/12/2006 19:55:00

Best Christmas eve present from our boys!! great show. took rovers apart in the last few min. The icing would have been Chelsea dropping a couple of points.
questforavalon
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23/12/2006 20:13:00

wats bah humbug ???
hazzagooner
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23/12/2006 22:11:00

I have to say that after seeing MOTD, I think Cesc was MOTM. He was everywhere, should have scored himself but hey, we mustn't be greedy.
simmy8_2000
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24/12/2006 00:12:00

6-2 was a great scoreline for a great Christmas period!
SWPACIFIC
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24/12/2006 05:10:00

Once again, Arsenal win, Spurs lose = no Spuds on Vital Arsenal. Silence is golden :)
Rocky7
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24/12/2006 13:41:00

 

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