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Highlights: Arsenal 1-0 Udinese (UEFA Champions League Play-offs 1st Leg - 16/08/2011)

1-0 T. Walcott 4'

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no_more_heroes1899d ago (Edited 1899d ago )

Well, that was everything I expected it to be given the circumstances: Nervous. Started brightly, then faded. Liked what I saw from Frimpong though. Defense kept a clean sheet, even though it didn't look quite as solid as at the weekend, which, considering the teams involved, is fine by me.

And then, of course, MORE injuries.

"Halftime" scoreline: 1-0 to the Arsenal.

Fingers crossed...

no_more_heroes1899d ago

Djourou and Gibbs. Jenkinson will most likely have to fill in at left back. Then there's Squillaci (ugh...)

Sahil1899d ago

So, you're saying.. NO song, gervinho, wilshere, djouro, gibbs for LFC game?

no_more_heroes1899d ago

Yep, that's what I'm sayin'. Unless one or more of them make a miraculous recovery before then which, given that it's Arsenal we're talking about here, isn't likely to happen. Wilshere was supposed to be better by now, but he was still in ankle wrappings up to today.

Arsenal's physios suck big juicy plumbs...

RedDevils1898d ago

look like Liverpool in for a luck

vulcanproject1899d ago

Arsenal look very weak all over now. It'll be one hell of a struggle in the league and in europe without bringing in a couple new players before the window shuts

Anderson81899d ago

gibbs is quality but he gets injured wayyy too much

RedDevils1898d ago

Gibbs was out of position most of the game, Jenkinson is much better when he came on, his marking was quite good much better than Gibbs

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zeddy1899d ago

that save at the end by handanovic was amazing, i thought was in and 2-0 but he saved them.

no_more_heroes1899d ago

It certainly would have made things a lot easier for the 2nd leg. But of course, goalkeepers always seem to make those kinds of crucial saves against us. We still need to acquire that composure in front of goal in those types of situations, especially when we don't play well.

Nightfallen1899d ago

We got RVP to look forward to in the 2nd leg =D. Chamakh did absolutely nothing in this game.

momthemeatloaf1899d ago

Udinese are the better team. Arsenal won't advance into the group stage.

xtremegamerage1899d ago

Chamakh should be sold, he is not prem material.

Udinese will lose 3-1 next game.

Anderson81899d ago

walcott needs to bee played as a striker

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