Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea – RVP Misfires In Turgid Derby At The Emirates (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

21st, April 2012


By Alan Duffy

Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea – Premier League – 21st April 2012

Chelsea came to the Emirates, both buoyed and knackered after their superb 1-0 win against Barca in midweek. However, Arsenal failed to get the better of Roberto Di Matteo’s weakened Blues with Robin Van Persie guilty of a number of poor misses.

The Dutchmen hit the post from point-blank range before missing another couple of good chances in the second-half. Laurent Koscielny, one of the Gunners’ brighter sparks in the metropolitan match-up, also hit the woodwork as the north Londoners, shorn of the crocked Mikel Arteta, failed to get going, particularly in midfield.

Chelsea didn’t do much themselves, although youngster Ryan Bertrand looked tasty at left-back. Oh, and Theo Walcott did his hamstring is out for the rest of the season. Although apparently he should be back for EURO 2012.

While the Blues can look forward to a Nou Camp trip, Arsenal will now be looking over their shoulders at Spurs and Newcastle, having buggered up their five point advantage in the race for third place.


Highlights to follow…

Photos: PA

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  1. KingB3113 says:

    Probably the most boring 90 minutes of football I’ve seen all season long. I can’t remember when last I actually wanted to sleep during a game.

  2. Jarren says:

    I was meaning to watch the game this morning (I’m in Canada) but I slept in.

    Thank goodness I did.

    The writing must have been on the wall for anyone watching MOTD when an Arsenal vs Chelsea game is the last match featured.

  3. Scott says:

    I got up at 345 to watch this match. Ughhhhhh.

  4. Paul Kirkland says:

    Since everyone is talking about where they were and how early they got up, I’d like to mention I was there.

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