Tag Archive: Cesc Fabregas


Arsenal were left with a sense of injustice after seeing Robin van Persie controversially sent off as they were knocked out of the Champions League again by Barcelona in the Camp Nou following a 3-1 loss.The Dutchman was a shock inclusion for the Gunners, who led 2-1 from the first leg, having recovered quicker than expected from the knee injury he sustained in the Carling Cup final. Continue reading

Advertisements

Newcastle United 0 – 4 Arsenal

Nicklas Bendtner of Arsenal celebrates scoring his team's third goal with team mate Cesc Fabregas during the Carling Cup Fourth Round match between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St James' Park on October 27, 2010 in Newcastle, England.
England international Theo Walcott cemented Arsenal’s place in the Carling Cup quarter-finals with a fine double as Newcastle’s luck deserted them.The Gunners surged into a 2-0 lead courtesy of an unfortunate Tim Krul own goal and a controversial second from Walcott to condemn the Magpies to a third defeat in four attempts at St James’ Park.If there was a touch of misfortune about the opening goal in first-half injury time – Ryan Taylor’s defensive header hit the unwitting Krul and dropped into the net – there was more than a hint of injustice about the second when Nicklas Bendtner, who had run from an offside position, collided with Mike Williamson as he attempted to get to Walcott. Continue reading
Arsenal line up prior to the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Arsenal and FC Shakhtar Donetsk at the Emirates Stadium on October 19, 2010 in London, England.
Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas returned from injury to help the Gunners all but secure their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a 5-1 romp against Group H rivals Shakhtar Donetsk. The Ukrainians had brought an impressive record to Emirates Stadium, defending a 100% return so far in Europe, not to mention 15 wins from 17 games at home.However, Arsenal made them look ordinary, barely getting out of second gear as Alex Song was gifted an early goal following a terrible fumble by Shakhtar keeper Andrei Pyatov – and Arsene Wenger’s men never looked back. Continue reading