Sep 20

Gunners overcome early scare to beat Shrews – Arsenal 3-1 Shrewsbury Town

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain marked his first start in an Arsenal shirt with a goal, as the Gunners recovered from a goal down to beat League 2 side Shrewsbury Town.

Almost 47,000 were inside Emirates Stadium to watch a nervy first half display, and those nerves were emphasised when James Collins buried a 16th-minute header past ‘keeper Lukasz Fabianski.

Despite a dominant spell from Shrewsbury, Arsenal’s class finally showed 10 minutes before half-time after Carl Jenkinson found fellow defender Kieran Gibbs who nodded in at the far post.

Arsenal controlled the second half and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s bullet shot made it 3-1 after the break.

Highly-rated Dutch youngster Oguzhan Ozyakup was brought off the substitutes bench and made an immediate impact finding Yossi Benayoun, who secured Arsenal’s passage into the Carling Cup Fourth Round with a calm finish.

Man of the Match: Francis Coquelin – Fantastic performance from the young Frenchman. Broke up play and created opportunites for the strikers. Top stuff.

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18 Responses to “Gunners overcome early scare to beat Shrews – Arsenal 3-1 Shrewsbury Town”

  1. Ak15 says:

    relief.

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  2. Bullett says:

    Well done, i like the rotation of the players but please Arsene be cautious respect the quality of the opposition. Lets try and win something (anything).

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  3. sanmi says:

    we at arsenal need to be patient with this team… we will always av nervy moments dis season, we are nt a team yet. our target shud be Carling cup, top 4 finish, quarter final Champions league, FA semi final

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  4. Arsenal says:

    Coquelin was great, but AOC was class

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  5. Bullett says:

    Making the top 4 and winning the CC should be our target…

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  6. Ak15 says:

    a wins a win. second half we were great. lets focus on bolton now.

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  7. Sidcup Reds says:

    Djourou is fuckin’ useless!

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  8. Peter says:

    Bullit

    Top 4, winning the champions league. What planet are you on!

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  9. gur says:

    @Peter
    Bullit meant to say CC as in Carling Cup

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  10. eagleman says:

    @Peter: Peter how can you insult bullett saying he’s from another planet when u havent even read what he said properly C C means CARLING CUP not champions league i cant stand people who put their message across without thought

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  11. Aussie Jack says:

    From what I read Coquelin continues to impress, is he ready to step up one?

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  12. Bullett says:

    CC means Carling Cup, CL means champions League, you are so arrogant and stupid

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  13. Bullett says:

    Peter you are a Spuds supporter, you are obviously on the wrong site…Spuds are out, so get loss

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  14. kinggunner says:

    pl someone help me i need to watch this match at least d replay. unfortunately i cant get to pay for arsenal player( a lot of card bureaucracies) pls who can pay for me or give me a site to watch it now. love form Nigeria

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  15. dazzy says:

    hello,cc is Carling Cup

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  16. arsenal4life says:

    Francis Couqelin is calling out, answer the door Mr. Wenger. The boy has heart of a lion.

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  17. salami temitayo says:

    We will get der bcos I keep d faith with Arsenal

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