Stoke 0-0 Arsenal – Gunners Still Goalless After Mediocre Draw At The Britannia (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

26th, August 2012


By Alan Duffy

Stoke City 0-0 Arsenal – Premier League – 26 August 2012

Arsenal made it two goalless draws out of two this season after failing to find a way past Stoke’s defence at the Britannia Stadium.

As expected, the Gunners had the vast majority of the possession but their RVP-less front-line struggled to create a clear cut chance. Santi Cazorla bossed the midfield in the first half but tired after the break, while fellow new-boys Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud worked hard without really troubling Asmir Begovic in the Stoke goal.

Irish international Jonathan Walters did have a chance late on but produced a feeble end product while Giroud attempted a long-range Hollywood goal when a square pass to the unmarked Aaron Ramsey was the better option.

Oh, and speaking of Ramsey. The Stoke fans once again loudly booed the young Welshman when he came on as a sub. I know that they are unhappy that the Arsenal man didn’t respond to Ryan Shawcross’ communication just after his infamous leg-break. But for God’s sake, he’d just had his leg smashed. An appalling showing by the fans at the Britannia and utterly beyond justification.



Photos: PA

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  1. Meldeath says:

    “Diaby like a new signing”? He didn’t seem like a professional football player to begin with… It’s becoming even harder being an AFC fan. Hopefully they’ll become better as the season goes, Stoke’s out of the way so maybe they’ll get to play more open football in the next weeks?

  2. Shars says:

    ‘the Arsenal man didn’t respond to Ryan Shawcross’ communication’. If someone sent me a text after breaking my leg, they wouldn’t get a response from me either. Aaron has his leg broken in two places and Ryan comes out of it as the victim. Makes sense. Stay classy Stoke.

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