From one fan to another by DG
Defensive mistakes must be ironed out! by Ash
Arsenal last night lost their Capital One Cup game vs Chelsea at the Emirates, in what was a painful 2-0 defeat. The Gunners showed little resilience and determination, much like the game at the start of the season against Aston Villa. And although I don’t want to make comparisons to the two, it’s necessary to notice that after 2 consecutive home defeats, the times are slightly worrying for Arsenal.
Lessons still to be learned for the new Arsenal by KM
Arsenal 0 v 2 Chelsea Match Report Infographic by Matt from allarsenal.com
Arsene Wenger opted to field a fairly senior side against an inevitably strong Chelsea team, and despite calling on a host of our big name stars, Jose Mourhino’s men were clinical and the Gunners are out of the Capital One cup.
Wenger had to sign a striker in summer by Dave N
I am absolutely furious. Watching Arsenal try to score against a strong and resolute Chelsea side with Nicklas Bendtner up front was like watching a bullfighter facing a boll with a feather duster rather than a sword, and the painful truth is that it should never have happened.
Arsenal 0 – 2 Chelsea Capital One Cup player ratings by KJ
Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal players could probably have done without tonight’s Capital One Cup tie, although it is always a good opportunity for some of the up and coming young players, as well as those on the fringe, to get some game time under their belt and experience a proper crowd.
After Emmanuel Frimpong survived a mass clear out by Arsenal of players who were surplus to requirements, it seemed like the Ghanaian born midfielder had a future with the club. When you consider that his playing position of defensive midfielder is one of the least well covered in the Arsenal squad, then this season promised a lot for the 21-year old.