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Arsenal 3 - Wigan 0 - Stats

Arsenal
3 - 0
Wigan

Carling Cup

Emirates Stadium

11/11/08 19:45

Attendance: 59,665

Referee: Steve Tanner

ArsenalWigan
Simpson 42, 66 Vela 70
Fabianski     Kirkland    
Hoyte     Melchiot    
Song     Bramble    
Djourou     Boyce    
Gibbs     Fiqueroa    
Wilshere     76 Koumas     58
Ramsey     De Ridder    
Randall     Cattermole     67
Merida     Palacios    
Vela     84 Valencia    
Simpson     76 Zaki    
Substitutes
Mannone     Kingson    
Agogo     Scharner    
Frimpong     Taylor    
Lansbury     76 Kilbane    
Bischoff     76 Brown     67
Coquelin     Cywka    
Fonte     84 Camara     58
Game Statistics
18
Goal Attempts
14
8
On Target
6
5
Corners
6
0
Offside
4
8
Fouls
11
1
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
58.7
%
41.3
Comments...
Individual players stats are not as freely or as swiftly available for CC games as they are for PL or CL fixtures. But in any case it would be an injustice to try to condense the pleasure of watching such young players enjoying their football into numbers. Doubtless Wenger will be looking at the stats. Will they tell him that Simpson ran all night and found space between defenders that the seniors often struggle to find? Will they tell him that even though poor decisions lost us possession at times nobody shirked their responsibilities in then quickly closing down while remaining composed enough not to dive into desperate tackles? Does the sheer brilliance with which Vela took his goal show up in the stats? Whatever they do tell him might helpful in the micromanagement of players but nothng like as satisfying as watching players others scorn as kids systematically defeat a team of hardened premiership players. The best decision made by anyone tonight was Wengers in not making the mistake of mixing first teamers in an effort to reinforce the side against PL opposition. The strength was in a team of equals, some a little more experienced than others, but no inflated egos or obvious sense of superiority to satisfy.

Writer:Amos
Date:Tuesday November 11 2008
Time: 10:50PM

Comments

0
Never mix and match. EVER!
Tom14
11/11/2008 23:01:00
0
great game to watch when you don't expect a lot.
fcdematthew
11/11/2008 23:36:00
0
what a lot of potential..........but how many will be given their big chances in proper games.......
lincolnblue
12/11/2008 09:46:00
0
Not sure LB, but if the last 5 years have taught us anything it's that they have more chance at Arsenal than any other "big" team in Europe.
Rocky7
12/11/2008 09:56:00
0
Ive gotta say....having read Arsene's comments on the main site...i feel Vela has been left out slightly on praise. I thought he was unreal alst night!!
h57ben
12/11/2008 10:16:00
0
All I know is that Wenger had categorically stated earlier in the season that Vela wasn't ready for regular first team action. He certainly is trying to make the Gaffer eat his words.
brewtowngunner
12/11/2008 18:35:00
0
All the players played for the shirt!
hackneyval
13/11/2008 14:23:00
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