|Season 2008-09 Result|
| R.Van Persie 18 (pen),
R.Van Persie 41,
|Date: 30/08/2008 Venue: Emirates Stadium Competition: Premiership|
|Match Report||Submitted on 25/09/2008 by ?|
|0-3 At The Emirates, Again!!|
This was our third successive 3-0 defeat in the red part of North London. Indeed, we've visited this ground 4 times in the last year, conceding 11 goals without reply!!
A familiar story of failure on this ground saw Joey Barton make his return as a late sub. The injury list lengthened when Enrique limped off with an apparent hamstring pull. With Martins, Smith, Duff, Viduka, Carroll, LuaLua, Cacapa and Geremi all on the injury table, Tozer, Donaldson & Ranger were included as substitutes. We're desperate for signings!!
After 18 mins, N'Zogbia was adjudged to have handled a cross in the box. The ball hit his trailing arm as he tried to block a ball into the box. The referee had little option but to give a spot kick. Van Persie blasted the penalty past Given. The lead was doubled just before half time when Van Persie smacked his second home.
The game will probably be remembered for the TV cameras capturing Mike Ashley downing a pint in one at half time.
Denilson scored Arsenal's third on 59 mins.