Daily Archives: September 7, 2011
Last night witnessed less Gunners than from over the weekend being involved in some more football on the international front as qualifying matches for next year’s European Championships at Poland and Ukraine continued.
At Moscow, Russia captain Andrey Arshavin had a good game but saw his and his compatriots dominance come to nothing as visiting Republic of Ireland held on for a crucial goalless draw.
At Wembley, Theo Walcott was rested as England edged Wales, captained by Aaron Ramsey, by a lone goal to move six points clear atop their qualifying group.
Elsewhere, it was no where near their record 11-0 win on Saturday but Robin van Persie’s Holland moved to within a point of sealing qualification to Euro 2012 with a 2-0 win at Finland.
Bacary Sagna’s France earned a goalless draw at Romania to extend Les Blues unbeaten run to 13 matches.
And at Asia’s third round of qualifying matches for the 2014 World Cup, Chu Young Park’s South Korea played out a 1-1 draw at Kuwait.
In other news, young midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong pledged his allegiance to Ghana’s national team, the Black Stars.
Frimpong, who is eligible to play for Ghana and England, has impressed for what has been a below par Arsenal so far.
Focus now will return to getting the campaign on good track following a poor start when we host newly promoted Swansea with eyes surely to be on who among the new players at the club will feature.
Stay the cause, repping for the Cannon!