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Arsenal
3 - 1
Portsmouth

The Emirates

Sun 02-09-07, 1.30pm

Attendance: 60114

Referee:

ArsenalPortsmouth
Emmanuel Adebayor 7 (pen), Cesc Fabregas 35, Tomas Rosicky 58Kanu 59
Manuel Almunia     David James    
Kolo Toure     Glen Johnson    
Phillipe Senderos     Noe Pamarot    
Gilberto Silva     Sylvain Distin    
Gael Clichy     Hermann Hreidarsson     45
Tomas Rosicky     Lauren     45
Cesc Fabregas     Sulley Muntari    
Mathieu Flamini     Sean Davis     60
Alexander Hleb     61 Matty Taylor    
Robin Van Persie     70 John Utaka    
Emmanuel Adebayor     79 Kanu    
Substitutes
Lukasz Fabianski     Jamie Ashdown    
Abou Diaby     70 David Nugent     60
Da Silva Eduardo     79 Niko Kranjcar     45
Denilson     61 Richard Hughes    
Theo Walcott     Pedro Mendes     45
Game Statistics
10
Goal Attempts
16
8
On Target
10
8
Corners
5
6
Fouls
12
1
Yellow Cards
2
1
Red Cards
0

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Sunday September 2 2007
Time: 4:57PM

Comments

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The manager needs to reflect carefully on his team selection today. Mendes on the bench? Davis in midfield? Johnson at right back? Lauren right midfield? Not impressed.
Et_tu_Pompeii
02/09/2007 18:03:00
0
Agreed, we have not replaced GON rather reduced the quality on the right. Doubt if sideboard will make much differnce either. Much improvement needed & it won't be easy with the red scouse & dirty B'burn away to come.
storagematt
02/09/2007 20:03:00
0
He needs to fit Kranjcar, Mendes, Taylor and Muntari in the midfield.
stillthewhizz
02/09/2007 20:07:00
0
also agreed Et_tu_Pompeii... im not sure he can put out a midfield with all those fellas in it tbh stillthewhizz - maybe away games in his favoured 4-5-1...
pompeyrug
02/09/2007 20:38:00
0
We're lacking a confident swinger of the ball now that O'Neil is gone, Kranjcar has to be that man. If only he was a right winger. James, Johnson, Primus, Campbell, Distin, Utaka, Mendes, Muntari, Kranjcar, Benjani, Kanu. That has to be it. I still feel like Harry doesn't know what to do with Utaka though.
stillthewhizz
02/09/2007 20:46:00
0
i do like that side mate - and i do think kranjcar is going to be awesome this season, but i really feel that matty taylor's ability to get up and down the pitch all ay long needs him to be in to add that defensive cover as well as his offensive skills... by selling o'neil he's made it an easy option to play him on the right - keep him their i say, but he doesnt offer much defensively tho oes he, so with johnson behind him we could be up a certain creek...
pompeyrug
02/09/2007 20:59:00
0
Which begs the question apart from him being 'our boy' why on earth did he let go of O'Neil? Going to have to sit this one out and pray that Johnson/Lauren comes good.
stillthewhizz
02/09/2007 21:10:00
0
it is still not a question i cant answer - despite so many answers offered to me... tbh i think o'neil was not rated as highly as he should have been, granted we all loved him, but i think he is a better footballer than some credit him and he did and could have still done a job on the right or middle. but ive decided that 'arry has to be given the benefit of the doubt on this one and pray it pays off...
pompeyrug
02/09/2007 21:25:00
0
Wonder what the stats were for most consecutive passes? 3?
paultsmouth
03/09/2007 07:06:00
0
if that - thinking about it it prob was and that was kanu for his goal, he passed it to himself a couple of times!
pompeyrug
03/09/2007 08:44:00
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