Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal: Gunners Have No Defence (Photos)

Alan Duffy

18th, September 2011


By Alan Duffy

Blackburn Rovers 4-3 Arsenal – Premier League – September 17 2011

A trademark shambolic defensive performance from Arsene Wenger’s sorry side handed Blackburn Rovers a much-needed victory.

Two own-goals, and two other badly-defended Rovers’ attacks gifted the home side the victory in a game the Gunners dominated. However, even with that apparently all-important experience purchased in the transfer window, Arsenal still struggled with the simplest of defending.

Maybe Wenger will now ditch the older players and put his faith in youth again. I’m not sure even he knows what to do anymore. As for the “Kean-Out” protesters outside Ewood Park before the game, I wonder how many of them dumped their placards after the win.


Anti-Kean protesters before the game at Ewood Park

Andrei Arshavin scurries past two Blackburn players

New signing Yakubu throws Steve Kean a lifeline

Mikel Arteta scores his first goal for the Gunners who now find themselves three points behind Everton with a game extra played

The Rovers’ players celebrate Alex Song’s gift of an own-goal

He’s experienced, he’s big, but even Per Mertesacker couldn’t stop the Gunners messing up at the back, while he also missed a great chance at the other end of the pitch to make it 4-4

The pain of the Arsenal supporter

The Venky’s bigwigs gives the thumbs-up to a celebratory fried chicken dinner for the jubilant Rovers’ players