Desperate for goals and a win in the Premier league. No club has gone 4 consecutive games without scoring a goal – will Arsenal be the first? Sorry people, we cannot help you there. Arsenal outclassed a gritty Blackburn and rode out a 4-0 victory at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal had failed to score in their last three Premier League games at The Emirates, but it took them only 75 seconds against Rovers to end that barren run.
Newly recruited Russian Andriy Arshavin shined through scoring 2 goals, although the first one looked like he had pressured Andre Ooijer into putting through his own net. But what was surprising – nay astonishing – was that Emmanuel Eboue was cheered when he came on as substitute and then scored two goals, including a penalty, himself. And no, they weren’t own goals!
Even if it was a good performance by the Gunners, what I will most remember about this match is the hammed up acting by Blackburn’s Morten Gamst Pedersen. With the ball moving away from the goal but still in the penalty box, Pedersen took a dive and claimed a foul. Only thing is the refree did not fall for it and the replays showed how silly the thing was as the nearest player, Sagna, was no where near Pedersen’s legs. The bugger was lucky that the ref didn’t give him a card.