Arsenal 4-1 Bolton, Premier League: Top 10 Photos

Ollie Irish

13th, September 2010


By Ollie Irish


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Bolton Wanderers' Stuart Holden tackles Arsenal's Alex Song

Photos: PA

A fairly routine win for Arsenal was guaranteed when Gary Cahill was sent off for a reckless challenge midway through the second half. Thereafter Wenger’s boys turned on the tika taka style, and for once all that neat passing (punctuated by ‘Oles’ from the Arsenal faithful) produced a goal – and a brilliant goal it was – by Carlos Vela.

At the moment, Arsenal look like the only team taking the fight to Chelsea – and the Gunners aren’t even playing that well, which should encourage their fans: the Arse have squandered a hell of a lot of chances already this season, and they looked uncertain at the back on Saturday. It will take a few more weeks, months even, before the likes of Chamakh, Squillaci and Koscielny really find their feet. But the signs are good.

To end on a sour note, Bolton clogger Paul Robinson – a nasty journeyman – should be ashamed of himself for his ugly, over-the-top tackle on Abou Diaby. Yet another example of a limited English player ‘doing’ a fancy Arsenal foreigner. It’s likely that Diaby will now miss Arsenal’s next couple of matches, including the Champions League tie against Braga.

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  1. […] are going about their business quietly yet effectively. The odd defensive hiccup remained in their 4-1 victory over Bolton, but Arsene Wenger’s side adjusted well to the loss of Theo Walcott and Robin van […]

  2. Troy McClure says:

    The foul on Injuries are part of the game, but the powers that be at the FA need to realize that if skill players are hurt, attendance and viewership is going to fall. Fans, especially those abroad, want to see skilled teams like Arsenal, Spurs, Everton, Utd, etc, and are not going to pay to watch Bolton, Blackburn and Stoke hoof it 70 yards to some sedentary ox, or take a full minute to towel off a wet ball and take a throw in. Bad fouls by borderline players like Henry and Robinson on poor teams that injure skill players is bad for the league.

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