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Poll: Who Grabs The 3 Points?

Blackburn: 12% (2 votes)
Arsenal: 81% (13 votes)
Draw: 6% (1 vote)
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Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by mukina2: 2:18pm On Sep 16, 2011
Possible starting XIs:

Blackburn: Robinson, Salgado, Dann, Samba, Givet, N'Zonzi, Dunn, Rochina, Formica, Hoilett, Goodwillie

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Song, Arteta, Walcott, Benayoun, Gervino, van Persie


Saturday's early game features a meeting between two sides with just one win between them this season.

Arsenal's first victory of the campaign came at home to Swansea last weekend, while Blackburn claimed their only point of the season at Fulham last week.

There are plenty of similarities between the two sides' form, with Rovers winning just once in nine Premier League home games and the Gunners holding the same record on the road.

There will be increased scrutiny on Blackburn manager Steve Kean this weekend, with planned protests potentially taking place at Ewood Park.

The club's owners, Venky's, have this week urged supporters to refrain from showing they are disappointed and want fans to 'lend their full support to the team'.

Before last week's trip to Craven Cottage, the Lancashire club had lost all three top-flight games - an early run of form that has seen them sink to the bottom of the Premier League.

Arsene Wenger's team go into the clash on the back of a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Borussia Dortmund in midweek.

Team news
For Blackburn, Junior Hoilett and Chris Samba both suffered injuries in the draw at Fulham but are expected to be fit for the visit of Arsenal.

Hoilett left the pitch with concussion after a collision with Mark Schwarzer while Samba was substituted with a back problem.

There are more pressing doubts over the fitness of trio David Dunn (calf), Ryan Nelson (knee) and Morten Gamst Pedersen (thigh) who will all undergo late calls regarding their availability for the game.

Arsenal have Gervinho and Alex Song available again after both completed suspensions.

Meanwhile, Abou Diaby (knee) and Sebastien Squillaci (calf) will definitely miss the game as will Thomas Vermaelen and Jack Wilshere who have ankle injuries.

Aaron Ramsey has a chance of playing even though he missed the draw in Germany on Tuesday.

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Re: Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by r231(m): 2:27pm On Sep 16, 2011
Blackpool ke. . . . for premiership

madam my United send dem packing last season grin grin
Re: Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by mukina2: 2:28pm On Sep 16, 2011
sorry na blackburn i mean grin
Re: Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by chelseabmw(m): 3:27pm On Sep 16, 2011
:d :d
Re: Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by itiswell1(m): 5:13pm On Sep 16, 2011
Hope arsenal will not break hearts again tomorrow
Re: Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by ChScott(m): 7:43pm On Sep 16, 2011
Arsenal will win this!
Re: Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by YoruIgbo(m): 1:42am On Sep 17, 2011
Arsenal just started their pre-season grin so this could go any way but I will go for a draw
Re: Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by Myself2(m): 8:47am On Sep 17, 2011
We need this win to further boost the team morale
Re: Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by Ranoscky(m): 8:53am On Sep 17, 2011
Hate it or not, GUNNERS FOR LIFE!!
Re: Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by amurx(m): 8:57am On Sep 17, 2011
Myself2:

We need this win to further boost the team morale
YES A WIN!!!
Re: Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by mukina2: 12:47pm On Sep 17, 2011
Game on!!!
Re: Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by duduspace(m): 12:57pm On Sep 17, 2011
My man Gerv doin his thing, made it look so easy. 1 - 0 to the arsenal.
Re: Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by ochukoccna: 12:59pm On Sep 17, 2011
Good anticipation and a goal by Gervinho.
Great pass by Song.
If U both played against Yoonited, we no for fall like that.
Re: Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by duduspace(m): 1:06pm On Sep 17, 2011
Rode our luck with that ball into the box, indecision on every side, can't afford to do much of that when yu have tall guys like Samba and Nzonzi lurking.
Re: Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by doncaster(m): 1:11pm On Sep 17, 2011
The bini boy made look like a strol in the park.

Is this BB first goal of the season?
Re: Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by kashmo: 1:11pm On Sep 17, 2011
A second goal will be of great help knowing how we usualy colapse in games! C'mon u gunners, & back to square on again   grin
Re: Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by duduspace(m): 1:12pm On Sep 17, 2011
Communication problems at the back, faulty offside trap but Yak is still smart sha even if the legs are not longer what they were but we shouldn't be encouraging Blackburn.
Re: Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by ochukoccna: 1:13pm On Sep 17, 2011
Yakubu scores& the old demons are back angry angry angry
Was Metersacker sleeping to allow him in behind his back?
Re: Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by duduspace(m): 1:15pm On Sep 17, 2011
ochukoccna:

Yakubu scores& the old demons are back angry angry angry
Was Metersacker sleeping to allow him in behind his back?

Kos and Santos should have stepped up to keep in line with Per who thought he was keeping Yakubu off and our MF shouldnt be allowing that kinda passing in front of our box sef.
Re: Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by Iyineda(m): 1:19pm On Sep 17, 2011
What a goal from the Yak to keep it even. shocked
Re: Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by duduspace(m): 1:19pm On Sep 17, 2011
What passing, what movement, Arteta opens his account. 2 - 1 to the Arsenal.
Re: Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by kashmo: 1:19pm On Sep 17, 2011
The pressure & heat is on, hope the lads don't bend down easily! Artetaaaaaaaaaaa! Classic Arsenal goal
Re: Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by ochukoccna: 1:25pm On Sep 17, 2011
Yeah Arteta
Already repaying your 10 milli purchase price
More of that
I see U scoring many many more goals
Nice cut back by Ramsey 4 the goal though
Who needs Janus faced Fabregas? grin grin grin grin
Re: Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by ochukoccna: 1:28pm On Sep 17, 2011
I just heard Gerv say now what Torres said last week
Arhavin, too slow. shocked shocked shocked shocked

And then he accelerates to lay that delicious looking pass for Gerv
Re: Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by duduspace(m): 1:29pm On Sep 17, 2011
why is Arshavin not a bit taller?  angry grin
Re: Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by dipo1: 1:30pm On Sep 17, 2011
That was unpardonably selfish of Gervinho. angry
Re: Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by duduspace(m): 1:30pm On Sep 17, 2011
Make Gerv and RVP no fight jare.  grin grin but Gerv should have squared that ball, you gotta make your advantage pay when yu're on top.
Re: Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by dipo1: 1:32pm On Sep 17, 2011
Dudu, u dey laff becos we dey lead ni o. That was first grade selfish shitt from Gerv
Re: Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by kashmo: 1:32pm On Sep 17, 2011
Una don start again with this 'who needs cesc' chant. Besides, Songs been fantastic today. Gervinho is far from being a team player, the chance he wasted could've been set on the plate for Persie to make it 3.
Re: Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by OGINI: 1:34pm On Sep 17, 2011
dis blackburn sef. abeg make dem try weaken dis already weakened Bottom!!!
Re: Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by duduspace(m): 1:35pm On Sep 17, 2011
dipo+:

Dudu, u dey laff becos we dey lead ni o. That was first grade selfish shitt from Gerv
True Dipo, I still put it down to a new team gaining understanding sha, They'll sort that out in the dressing room or training ground.  grin
even Gerv knew he did wrong.  wink but the boy is still a baller.
Re: Blackburn Vs Arsenal (4 - 3) On Saturday 17th September 2011 by dipo1: 1:36pm On Sep 17, 2011
Abi Gerv don go bet iya ijebu say he go score double hatrick ni grin

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