Saturday September 11, 2010 Day 4 Finished Emirates Stadium

Arsenal 4 - 1 Bolton Wanderers

  • Koscielny 24’
  • Chamakh 58’
  • Song 78’
  • Vela 83’
  • Elmander 44’

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    Time:90'
    • Arsenal
    • Bolton Wanderers
    • 90+4 Full time, an easy win in the end for Arsenal although the first hour was anything but straightforward! Cahill's sending off key.
    • 90+3 Arshavin nearly floats in on the left, Rosicky with the pass, but his touch is a bit heavy and Bolton clear.
    • 90+2 Taylor is almost sent in on the left but Holden's ball across is too long for him.
    • 90+1 Arsenal just playing keep ball as they look to take some of the sting out of Bolton in the dying stages.
    • 90' Four minutes added time being played.
    • 88' Arsenal have a free-kick 30 yards out. Fabregas lofts it into the area but too high for Squillaci and wide for a goal kick.
    • 87' Arsenal clear from that free-kick and the break is on, Gibbs races forward, a one-two with Vela, now a cross from the wing... Bolton clear but Arshavin finds Song, but his shot is blocked. Arsenal keep the pressure on.
    • 86' Bolton have a free-kick on the left which Robinson will swing in.
    • 85' Eboue is slapping the ground in agony but he's clearly okay and gets up soon afterwards.
    • 84' A clumsy tackle from Muamba on Eboue in the box but no penalty! Arsenal can't believe it. Looked very suspicious to me.
    • 82' FOUR! Vela! Cool finish low into the bottom left after he is sent clean through by Fabregas. Dreadful defending by O'Brin, standing around scratching his hind when he should have been stepping up for offside. The Mexican scores with his first touch.
    • 81' ARSENAL SUB: Vela on for Chamakh; BOLTON SUBS: Taylor on for Lee and Blake on for Elmander.
    • 80' Squillaci geads just wide! Good cross from Arshavin after Cesc's corner was cleared.
    • 79' Denilson with a crack from range but another smart stop from Bodgan to palm it behind for a corner.
    • 78' GOAL ARSENAL! Song with a cheeky finish over Bogdan after Arshavin fed him. Poor defending from Knight, lumbering even to let the Cameroonian midfielder knock it past him.
    • 77' Arshavin on the left drills a super pass wide right to Rosicky, who is in and can finish it here but smashes the ball into the side netting!
    • 76' The match has definitely taken a turn for the worse after the sending off. Cesc has another crack but deflected into the path of Bogdan.
    • 74' Fabregas has a pop but over.
    • 73' ARSENAL SUB: Poor Diaby lasted 12 minutes after coming on for Wilshere, struggling after that tackle from Robinson. He is off for Denilson.
    • 71' Throw in on the right, it lands for Elmander who smashes in a volley deflected wide for a corner.
    • 70' Lee arrives in the box with a late header but Almunia is able to claim.
    • 69' Arshavin clips a floated ball over but it's just too long for Chamakh.
    • 68' Handbags are withdrawn, play resumes.
    • 67' Robinson with a poor tackle on Diaby, clumsy more than anything, and as he goes over to apologise Diaby and his chums kick off. All getting a bit moody out there.
    • 66' BOLTON SUB: O'Brien is on, with Petrov sacrificed for the second time in as many weeks.
    • 65' Song hits the top of the bar! A cross skewed off him and inadvertently looped over Bogdan.
    • 64' Cahill, and Bolton, cannot believe it. He slid into Chamakh, catching him a bit late, but the Arsenal striker bounced back up and really that was little more than a yellow. There was a far more dangerous tackle seconds earlier, Steinsson on Arshavin, but the referee didn't even call a foul.
    • 63' RED CARD! Cahill sent off, straight red!
    • 61' The pair return, able to continue. ARSENAL SUB: Wilshere off for Diaby.
    • 60' Both men are led off for checks on their heads. Looks like they’ll be okay to continue.
    • 59' Sickening clash of heads between Koscielny and Davies I think. Both are on the deck. Davies was the later of the two flying in but looks just as dazed.
    • 58' GOAL ARSENAL! Chamakh, with a header! The corner is cleared at the near post but Arshavin picks it up and slides in Fabregas, looking a touch offside, whose far-post cross is smashed in by the Moroccan.
    • 57' Almost a goal for Bolton as Lee’s low ball is diverted towards goal but somehow parried by Almunia! Arsenal go down the other end, Chamakh is clean through and must make it 2-1 but a wonderful save from Bogdan!
    • 56' Fabregas clears the corner at the near post with Arshavin completing but Bolton still have it.
    • 55' Cahill was up for a long free-kick and is operating as an attacking midfielder, showing nice skill to turn and win a corner in the box.
    • 54' Chamakh flicks it over to Arshavin, who lobs it around Cahill and is in but the flag again is up.
    • 53' Rather harsh booking for Steinsson as he nudges Wilshere over deep in the Gunners half.
    • 52' Good pressure from Bolton as they launch a succession of high balls into the Arsenal box.
    • 51' Koscielny slides in with a booming challenge and Cesc frees Arshavin but he is offside.
    • 50' Rosicky turns and slides a neat pass through but intercepted by Holden and Bolton just get it down the other end.
    • 49' Squillaci calmly plays it back to Almunia. Arsenal then give it away, looking nervous at the start of the half.
    • 48' Koscielny and Cahill clash heads and the England defender is down hurt. Dazed more than anything, doesn't seem to be any blood.
    • 47' Bolton with some early pressure on Arsenal but the Gunners race forward and win a corner.
    • 46' Second half kicks off.
    • - An interesting stat - Arsenal have committed more fouls than Bolton, 6-5, with most of them it seems on Kevin Davies.
    • - STATS: Arsenal with 60% possession and 11 shots to Bolton's four; corners are 5-3 to Arsenal.
    • 45+2 Eboue tries to launch an attack from full-back but the ref blows up. Half-time, 1-1.
    • 45+1 Bolton have a free-kick deep on the right, lofted high into the box but Almunia claims easily.
    • 45' Fabregas bursts into the box and fires in a shot from the left but straight at the well-placed Bogdan.
    • 44' GOAL BOLTON! Elmander! Horrible defensive header from Koscielny, dragged well out of position and getting in Squillaci’s way, it sends Lee through but he is pushed wide by Almunia before cleverly turning on the wing and lofting a perfect cross for the Swede at the back stick to power the header in. 1-1!
    • 42' Surely a penalty? No! Knight slid into Chamakh and seemed to catch him, but the replay shows it was a ‘slip’ from the Moroccan.
    • 41' Arshavin is sent clean through and must score but what a tackle from Steinsson! Perfectly timed but Arshavin bounces up and must score but Bogdan hurls himself at him and the finish spins inches wide!
    • 40' Arsenal have had 66% of the ball and nine shots to Bolton's three.
    • 38' Ow. Muamba late on Fabregas, who makes the most of it. Yellow card. Or not, just a stern word. Would have been harsh - he got the ball but caught him slightly with the follow through.
    • 37' The Petrov delivery is aimed for Cahill but Arsenal clear. Arshavin wins a free-kick off Cahill.
    • 36' Bolton have a free-kick on the right after Gibbs fouled Petrov. Yellow card.
    • 34' Almunia just fails to keep the ball in on the right, thinking it was a backpass, but the last touch was off a Bolton player so Arsenal get the throw.
    • 33' Arsenal are dominating possession now, toying with Bolton as they hem them back deep in their own half.
    • 32' Good interception by the increasingly impressive Wilshere, now Song has it, outside to Cesc who plays it first time to Chamakh who sends Arshavin clear with a super through ball and he’s clean through but Bogdan closes the angle and the finish is into the side netting!
    • 31' GOOD SAVE BOGDAN! Arsenal were all over Bolton and Rosicky had the goal at his mercy but the low finish was batted away by the Hungarian.
    • 30' Almunia does well this time to pluck a high ball out of the air.
    • 29' Bogdan launches a clearance downfield which Davies wins. Now Lee takes it wide left and wins a throw off Squillaci.
    • 28' Eboue is down in pain, holding his knee.
    • 27' Great play by Arsenal as Rosicky inside to Chamakh, who flicks it through beautifully for Cesc to run on to the ball but his placed finish is too close to Bogdan, who holds on.
    • 26' Arshavin is almost released again but the flag is up.
    • 25' Well it is deserved but not the sort of scrappy lead Arsenal normally take. Koscielny’s first goal for Arsenal and I would not say it was offside as Fabregas was behind the goal-line when the finish was made (it also went in off Bogdan) and thus not interfering with play.
    • 24' A bit of argy bargy in the box ahead of Cesc’s corner, which is nodded away by Cahill just as Squillaci prepared to head it in. GOAL ARSENAL! Koscielny scores! Bundling it over the line after Wilshire’s superb ball into the box was knocked back by Fabregas. Hint of offside as Cesc’s momentum took him on to the goal line but he jumped over the ball in time.
    • 23' Classic wingplay from Arshavin as Steinsson blocks his cross and Arsenal win a corner on the left.
    • 22' The corner is headed towards goal by Squillaci I think but Knight blocks it over for another corner. The next one sees Chamakh handle.
    • 21' Rosicky plays Arshavin in on the left, he wriggles into the box and Steinsson slides in, taking the ball but taking him down too. Corner says the ref. They’re given as penalties in most countries as he went through the Russian first.
    • 20' Wilshire is back on as Arsenal pass it around the Bolton back four, with Robinson hooking the ball clear in the end.
    • 19' Wilshire trudges off for some treatment after that but he should be okay.
    • 18' Davies gets a yellow card for a late cruncher on Wilshere, bad tackle and he was lucky not have been booked earlier for the one on Rosicky.
    • 17' Lots of nice short passing from Arsenal on the edge of the Bolton box but no attempt to shoot as Knight hoofs it clear.
    • 16' Late on Rosicky from Davies but play on says Atwell as Arsenal counter. The move breaks down as Chamakh’s touch betrays him although, to be honest, I’m not sure they were ever in a serious relationship.
    • 15' Good pressure from Bolton when they stay up after the corner as Cahill almost gets on to a cut-back from Robinson but it comes off the England defender and is out for an Arsenal throw.
    • 14' Corner to Bolton after Almunia fails to reach a backpass.
    • 13' Gibbs with a throw on the left for Arsenal. He is preferred to Clichy, who along with the other France players is rested after the 2-0 win at Bosnia on Tuesday.
    • 12' Koscielny makes a mistake and Davies gets on to it in the box but his snatched shot bounces into Almunia’s arms! It came too quickly to Davies, but he still should have done better.
    • 11' Wilshere fouls Davies, who as usual was backing into him in typical bustling centre-forward style.
    • 10' Rosicky cuts inside from the right and, after a touch, drills a rising drive that flies just over. Bogdan watched it all the way.
    • 9' Elmander a touch late on Fabregas and Arsenal have a free-kick just inside the Bolton half. The Spaniard takes it short, but Chamakh clumsily loses control and Bolton clear. Back with Almunia, who casually tries to play it out of defence but Koscielny clears - just.
    • 8' Petrov tries to slide Elmander in but, while he gets behind Eboue, Squillaci comes across to put the ball out for a throw. All a bit scrappy after then as Steinsson hooks the ball away for a throw on the Bolton right. Davies wins it back though, dribbling - yes, dribbling - around Cesc and crossing but headed away. Steinsson then clatters into Gibbs and it’s a free-kick to Arsenal on their left.
    • 7' Straight into the three-man wall from Petrov. Poor.
    • 6' Song fouls Davies with a clumsy tackle, free-kick 32 yards out. Petrov over it, to the right slightly...
    • 5' Arshavin is clean through and must make it 1-0 but Bogdan comes out and saves with his legs! Wonderful pass with the outside of the boot from Rosicky to put him in, the Russian should have scored but Bogdan with a big confidence-boosting stop.
    • 4' Bogdan takes the corner comfortably. A long clearance is nodded away from Elmander by Squillaci and straight to Almunia.
    • 3' Wilshere could be in but Cahill blocks his route to goal. The ball springs for Cesc who slips away from Robinson and shoots but blocked for a corner.
    • 2' Muamba gives away a free-kick as Arsenal manage to string some passes together.
    • 1' Dreadful clearance from Almunia and if Stuart Holden was a bit better at football he'd have lobbed him as he was miles out of his goal.
    • 1' The first half is underway!
    • 14:58 The teams are out and young Adam Bogdan looks a touch nervous. Good luck kiddo.
    • 14:55 Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan makes his first Premier League start in place of the suspended Jussi Jaaskelainen. Matt Taylor stays on the bench in spite of his excellent record against Arsenal, with Martin Petrov preferred. Ivan Klasnic recovers from injury to take his place among the subs.
    • 14:50 So new Gunners defender Sebastien Squillaci makes his debut with Thomas Vermaelen out with an Achilles injury. England youngster Jack Wilshere, who spent last season on loan at Bolton, is in midfield alongside captain Cesc Fabregas. With both Theo Walcott and Robin van Persie injured, Marouane Chamakh leads the attack, while fit-again winger Samir Nasri is on the bench after a quick return from surgery. France trio Bacary Sagna, Gael Clichy and Abou Diaby are all rested.
    • 14:45 Bolton stats: Bolton have suffered seven straight defeats to Arsenal in the Premier League. Owen Coyle’s side have failed to score in eight of their last 11 Premier League away matches. Coyle has only one clean sheet to his name in 22 away games as a Premier League coach.
    • 14:40 Bolton stats: Matt Taylor has scored four goals in the Premier League against Arsenal, the joint-highest against any opponent. Kevin Davies has been booked against Arsenal more often than against any other Premier League opponent, nine times.
    • 14:35 Arsenal stats: Tomas Rosicky has scored three goals in four Premier League appearances against the Trotters. Cesc Fabregas has scored in each of his last four starts at the Emirates Stadium in all competitions.
    • 14:30 Arsenal stats: Arsenal have kept seven clean sheets and conceded just one goal in their last eight Premier League games at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners have scored in the final 15 minutes of each of their last six league meetings with the Trotters.
    • 14:25 Referee: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire)
    • 14:20 TEAMS - Arsenal: Almunia, Eboue, Koscielny, Squillaci, Gibbs, Song, Wilshere, Rosicky, Fabregas, Arshavin, Chamakh; Subs: Fabianski, Diaby, Sagna, Nasri, Vela, Denilson, Clichy /// Bolton: Bogdan, Steinsson, Knight, Cahill, Robinson, Lee, Muamba, Holden, Petrov, Kevin Davies, Elmander; Subs: Lainton, Taylor, Mark Davies, Klasnic, Ricketts, Blake, Andrew O'Brien
    • 14:15 Follow live text and scoring of Arsenal's Premier League clash with Bolton at the Emirates, from 3pm UK time.
  • Summary

    • 84' A clumsy tackle from Muamba on Eboue in the box but no penalty! Arsenal can't believe it. Looked very suspicious to me.
    • 82' FOUR! Vela! Cool finish low into the bottom left after he is sent clean through by Fabregas. Dreadful defending by O'Brin, standing around scratching his hind when he should have been stepping up for offside. The Mexican scores with his first touch.
    • 80' Squillaci geads just wide! Good cross from Arshavin after Cesc's corner was cleared.
    • 79' Denilson with a crack from range but another smart stop from Bodgan to palm it behind for a corner.
    • 78' GOAL ARSENAL! Song with a cheeky finish over Bogdan after Arshavin fed him. Poor defending from Knight, lumbering even to let the Cameroonian midfielder knock it past him.
    • 77' Arshavin on the left drills a super pass wide right to Rosicky, who is in and can finish it here but smashes the ball into the side netting!
    • 71' Throw in on the right, it lands for Elmander who smashes in a volley deflected wide for a corner.
    • 65' Song hits the top of the bar! A cross skewed off him and inadvertently looped over Bogdan.
    • 63' RED CARD! Cahill sent off, straight red!
    • 58' GOAL ARSENAL! Chamakh, with a header! The corner is cleared at the near post but Arshavin picks it up and slides in Fabregas, looking a touch offside, whose far-post cross is smashed in by the Moroccan.
    • 57' Almost a goal for Bolton as Lee’s low ball is diverted towards goal but somehow parried by Almunia! Arsenal go down the other end, Chamakh is clean through and must make it 2-1 but a wonderful save from Bogdan!
    • 44' GOAL BOLTON! Elmander! Horrible defensive header from Koscielny, dragged well out of position and getting in Squillaci’s way, it sends Lee through but he is pushed wide by Almunia before cleverly turning on the wing and lofting a perfect cross for the Swede at the back stick to power the header in. 1-1!
    • 41' Arshavin is sent clean through and must score but what a tackle from Steinsson! Perfectly timed but Arshavin bounces up and must score but Bogdan hurls himself at him and the finish spins inches wide!
    • 40' Arsenal have had 66% of the ball and nine shots to Bolton's three.
    • 32' Good interception by the increasingly impressive Wilshere, now Song has it, outside to Cesc who plays it first time to Chamakh who sends Arshavin clear with a super through ball and he’s clean through but Bogdan closes the angle and the finish is into the side netting!
    • 31' GOOD SAVE BOGDAN! Arsenal were all over Bolton and Rosicky had the goal at his mercy but the low finish was batted away by the Hungarian.
    • 27' Great play by Arsenal as Rosicky inside to Chamakh, who flicks it through beautifully for Cesc to run on to the ball but his placed finish is too close to Bogdan, who holds on.
    • 24' A bit of argy bargy in the box ahead of Cesc’s corner, which is nodded away by Cahill just as Squillaci prepared to head it in. GOAL ARSENAL! Koscielny scores! Bundling it over the line after Wilshire’s superb ball into the box was knocked back by Fabregas. Hint of offside as Cesc’s momentum took him on to the goal line but he jumped over the ball in time.
    • 21' Rosicky plays Arshavin in on the left, he wriggles into the box and Steinsson slides in, taking the ball but taking him down too. Corner says the ref. They’re given as penalties in most countries as he went through the Russian first.
    • 12' Koscielny makes a mistake and Davies gets on to it in the box but his snatched shot bounces into Almunia’s arms! It came too quickly to Davies, but he still should have done better.
    • 5' Arshavin is clean through and must make it 1-0 but Bogdan comes out and saves with his legs! Wonderful pass with the outside of the boot from Rosicky to put him in, the Russian should have scored but Bogdan with a big confidence-boosting stop.
    • 14:20 TEAMS - Arsenal: Almunia, Eboue, Koscielny, Squillaci, Gibbs, Song, Wilshere, Rosicky, Fabregas, Arshavin, Chamakh; Subs: Fabianski, Diaby, Sagna, Nasri, Vela, Denilson, Clichy /// Bolton: Bogdan, Steinsson, Knight, Cahill, Robinson, Lee, Muamba, Holden, Petrov, Kevin Davies, Elmander; Subs: Lainton, Taylor, Mark Davies, Klasnic, Ricketts, Blake, Andrew O'Brien

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

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    • Starting line-up

      • M. Almunia
      • E. Eboué Yellow Card
      • S. Squillaci
      • L. Koscielny Goal
      • K. Gibbs Yellow Card
      • A. Song Goal
      • J. Wilshere Substitution Out (59′)
      • T. Rosický
      • C. Fábregas
      • A. Arshavin
      • M. Chamakh Goal Substitution Out (81′)

      Subs

      • G. Clichy
      • S. Nasri
      • L. Fabianski
      • B. Sagna
      • A. Diaby Substitution In59′ Substitution Out72′
      • Denílson Substitution In72′
      • C. Vela Substitution In81′ Goal
    • Starting line-up

      • Á. Bogdán
      • G. Steinsson Yellow Card
      • G. Cahill Red Card
      • Z. Knight
      • P. Robinson
      • F. Muamba
      • S. Holden
      • C. Lee Substitution Out (81′)
      • M. Petrov Substitution Out (66′)
      • K. Davies Yellow Card
      • J. Elmander Goal Substitution Out (81′)

      Subs

      • I. Klasnic
      • A. O'Brien Substitution In66′
      • R. Blake Substitution In81′
      • M. Taylor Substitution In81′
      • S. Ricketts
      • M. Davies
      • R. Lainton
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