• Barclays Premier League
  • Date: Sat 02 April 2011
  • Kick-off: 17:30
  • Venue: Emirates Stadium

Arsenal vs Blackburn Rovers


Team Lineups

Arsenal

1 Almunia
3 Sagna
18 Squillaci
6 Koscielny
22 Clichy
17 Song
19 Wilshere
14 Walcott
8 Nasri
23 Arshavin
10 van Persie
Substitutes
13 Lehmann
2 Diaby
4 Fabregas
7 Rosicky
27 Eboue
29 Chamakh
52 Bendtner

Blackburn Rovers

1 Robinson
27 Salgado
4 Samba
6 Nelsen
3 Olsson
7 Emerton
2 Jones
28 Jones
15 Nzonzi
23 Hoilett
18 Santa Cruz
Substitutes
13 Bunn
8 Dunn
20 Rochina
21 Mwaruwari
30 Roberts
31 Hanley
41 Diouf

Possession Stats

52%
48%

Form Guide - Barclays Premier League

Arsenal

W L D D W L W D

Blackburn Rovers

L L L L W L L L
Head to Head
Blackburn
1-2
Arsenal 28-Aug-2010
Blackburn
2-1
Arsenal 03-May-2010
Arsenal
6-2
Blackburn 04-Oct-2009
Arsenal
4-0
Blackburn 14-Mar-2009
Blackburn
0-4
Arsenal 13-Sep-2008
Arsenal
2-0
Blackburn 11-Feb-2008


Live Text Commentary
94:13 +4.13
 

Marouane Chamakh takes a shot. Save by Paul Robinson.

93:22 +3.22
 

Header from deep inside the area by Robin van Persie goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

92:51 +2.51
 

Bacary Sagna crosses the ball, save by Paul Robinson.

91:56 +1.56
 

The referee gives a free kick against Robin van Persie for handball. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

90:51 +0.51
Substitution
 

David Dunn comes on in place of Jermaine Jones. Francesc Fabregas concedes a free kick for a foul on David Hoilett. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

89:25
 

Inswinging corner taken by Francesc Fabregas, Header by Nicklas Bendtner from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

89:08
 

Corner taken by Robin van Persie from the right by-line, Nicklas Bendtner takes a shot. Clearance by Michel Salgado.

85:04
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Phil Jones on Alex Song. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Francesc Fabregas.

84:01
 

Robin van Persie concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Nelsen. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.

80:41
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Jones by Alex Song. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

80:06
 

Unfair challenge on Laurent Koscielny by Jason Roberts results in a free kick. Jack Wilshere takes the free kick.

79:33
 

Nicklas Bendtner has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

78:17
 

Marouane Chamakh takes a shot. Martin Olsson gets a block in.

77:05
Substitution
 

Nicklas Bendtner comes on in place of Samir Nasri.

76:51
 

Effort on goal by Francesc Fabregas from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

75:10
Red card
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Laurent Koscielny by Steven Nzonzi. Steven Nzonzi dismissed for professional foul. Francesc Fabregas takes the free kick.

74:39
 

Effort on goal by Steven Nzonzi from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

74:22
 

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Brett Emerton from the right by-line, Robin van Persie manages to make a clearance.

73:31
 

Inswinging corner taken by Brett Emerton from the left by-line, save by Manuel Almunia.

72:02
Substitution
 

Marouane Chamakh on for Theo Walcott.

71:24
 

Corner taken by Robin van Persie from the right by-line, Christopher Samba manages to make a clearance.

68:29
 

The referee blows for offside. Bacary Sagna restarts play with the free kick.

66:36
 

Alex Song concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermaine Jones. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

64:00
 

Shot by Robin van Persie. Save by Paul Robinson.

61:51
Substitution
 

Jason Roberts joins the action as a substitute, replacing Roque Santa Cruz.

61:20
 

Centre by Bacary Sagna, Christopher Samba makes a clearance.

57:37
Substitution
 

Francesc Fabregas replaces Andrey Arshavin.

55:38
 

Foul by David Hoilett on Bacary Sagna, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Bacary Sagna.

55:08
 

Samir Nasri takes the inswinging corner, Laurent Koscielny takes a shot. Save made by Paul Robinson.

54:22
 

Unfair challenge on Alex Song by Brett Emerton results in a free kick. Gael Clichy restarts play with the free kick.

52:33
 

Alex Song goes into the referee's book.

47:45 +2.45
 

Bacary Sagna has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

47:32 +2.32
 

Robin van Persie takes a inswinging corner.

47:14 +2.14
 

Samir Nasri takes a shot. Christopher Samba gets a block in.

47:46
 

The ball is crossed by Theo Walcott.

46:02
 

Inswinging corner taken by Robin van Persie from the right by-line.

45:13 +0.13
 

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Steven Nzonzi misses to the left of the goal.

44:07
 

Unfair challenge on Jermaine Jones by Alex Song results in a free kick. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

42:47
 

The assistant referee signals for offside against Andrey Arshavin. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

40:55
 

The ball is swung over by Michel Salgado, clearance by Sebastien Squillaci.

39:52
 

Theo Walcott produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

39:30
 

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Brett Emerton from the right by-line, Manuel Almunia makes a comfortable save.

38:20
 

Michel Salgado is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Christopher Samba concedes a free kick for a foul on Robin van Persie. Direct free kick taken by Andrey Arshavin.

36:33
 

Unfair challenge on Michel Salgado by Andrey Arshavin results in a free kick. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

35:59
 

Robin van Persie decides to take the corner short.

35:08
 

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by David Hoilett goes wide of the right-hand upright.

33:48
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michel Salgado on Theo Walcott. Free kick taken by Laurent Koscielny.

32:19
 

Outswinging corner taken by Brett Emerton, Christopher Samba takes a shot. Save by Manuel Almunia.

31:54
 

Effort from 20 yards by Martin Olsson. Save by Manuel Almunia.

29:47
Yellow card
 

David Hoilett receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. David Hoilett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bacary Sagna. Bacary Sagna takes the free kick.

28:33
 

Effort from inside the six-yard box by Jack Wilshere goes wide right of the goal.

27:23
 

Andrey Arshavin takes a shot. Save made by Paul Robinson.

27:19
 

Short corner taken by Robin van Persie from the right by-line.

26:50
 

Bacary Sagna delivers the ball, blocked by Martin Olsson.

24:31
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Jones by Bacary Sagna. Free kick crossed right-footed by Brett Emerton from left wing, save by Manuel Almunia.

22:30
 

Laurent Koscielny challenges David Hoilett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from Brett Emerton from the free kick.

18:17
 

Martin Olsson has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

16:32
 

The assistant referee signals for offside against Roque Santa Cruz. Sebastien Squillaci takes the free kick.

16:06
 

Andrey Arshavin takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Nelsen.

15:14
 

Foul by Alex Song on Jermaine Jones, free kick awarded. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.

14:25
 

The referee blows for offside. Sebastien Squillaci takes the free kick.

12:49
 

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Samir Nasri misses to the right of the target.

8:16
 

Short corner taken by Samir Nasri.

7:05
 

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

6:02
 

Corner taken by Robin van Persie from the right by-line, clearance made by Steven Nzonzi.

5:46
 

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Save made by Paul Robinson.

4:05
 

Corner taken by Robin van Persie.

3:41
 

Alex Song takes a shot. Christopher Samba gets a block in.

3:05
 

The referee blows for offside. Manuel Almunia takes the free kick.

1:52
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Song on Michel Salgado. Michel Salgado takes the free kick.

:28
 

Steven Nzonzi challenges Theo Walcott unfairly and gives away a free kick. Theo Walcott takes the free kick.

Barclays Premier League table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Man City 3 8 9
2 Leicester 3 3 7
3 Liverpool 3 2 7
4 Man Utd 3 2 7
5 Crystal Palace 3 2 6
6 Swansea 3 2 5
7 Everton 3 1 4
8 Norwich 3 0 4
9 Arsenal 3 -1 4
10 Chelsea 3 -2 4

Full Barclays Premier League Table