Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Report: Arsenal 3-1 Shrewsbury Town

Arsenal beat Shrewsbury 3-1 in the Carling Cup tonight.

We went 1-0 down, then scored three goals via Gibbs, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Benayoun, each of those players getting their first goal for the club.

Due to the fact the match wasn’t televised I didn’t see any of it so if you’re expecting an in-depth report I’m afraid you’re in the wrong place.

However, look at it like this: it could have been on the television, I could have watched it, we could have lost, a large space rock could have landed on Oxlade-Chamberlain’s head and then as the medics were trying to save his life Godzilla could have crashed through the west stand looking to take the ultimate revenge on Ryo Miyaichi whose grandfather had electrocuted him right in the balls in a 1950s B movie and with one blast of fire from his massive snout he could have incinerated tens of thousands of Arsenal fans before eating Arsene Wenger in one gulp leading the panic stricken board to replace him with John Gregory.

I think I know which you’d prefer. Leaving aside the coolness of the Godzilla thing, who is something of a personal hero of mine, the whole John Gregory angle would be really, really bad. And when I say coolness, I just mean the coolness of a gigantic monster stomping round the Grove and not the deaths of thousands of Gooners and the Arsenal manager.



So, we go into the 4th round and we’ve won a game. Seems ok to me.

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Fear The Ox.

Ben Savage

Forget the opposition, it just feels good to win a game for once.


Chamberlain what a debut, Good goal and energetic performance

Master Bates

THE OX scored from outside the box


We’ve got Gunnersaurus though! Oh.




Fast track the Ox to the first team!

Johnny Massacre

An OX in da BOX, cracker!


Funnily enough thats exactly what happened at my 5 a side last nite arseblogger. what a game.

Black Matta

Uncharacteristically unfunny.


All post match reports should be like this.


Happy for the win, good result for the youbg lads, disappointed that they were booed after first goal though, classy!!

Bromley Gooner

Can’t wait to see the goals on the Arsenal website whoop whoop up the arse


Yeah that was probably Popeye leading the chorus, Donski.

Jon Hume

Job done.


The taming of the Shrews.

kirollos yaakoub

everyone should calm down and stop asking for OX to be “fast tracked”to the first team. let him develop properly and he might turn into a world class player. but don’t go around thinking he’s our savior because he managed to score against shrewsbury. nonetheless. good to get a win


How can he develop if he doesn’t play? The team he came from is only FOUR spots below us on the league table (21st in English football).


Don’t know why I felt the need to yell “Fore!” Sorry.


Its on the Arsenal website at 10pm according to a statement released earlier on facebook. Full match.


at bleacher report they had a text live feed of the game. oac was man of the match and got a standing ovation


Wish I could have seen the new players (OX, Young, Coq, Ryo, Frimpong) in action. Listened in on a live commentary stream, was pretty exciting anyhow.

I’d really like to see Ox, Ryo, and Young pushing Arshavin, Walcott, Ramsey and others for a first team place.

Too bad that the first team playesr did not get a taste of victory


I haven’t seen the game but following on soccernet gamecast I was impressed with the second half defensive performance. Arsenal conceded 7 shots with 3 on target in the first half. Second half they only allowed 1 shot which was on target.


Good job well done we deserve something like this, more to come from da bigger boys


Did anyone hear the histrionics and screeching on talkSHITE radio, Sam Twatterface and some other dickend made it sound like we were being relegated at 0-1 down.

Once good radio station, now well shit.

Sidcup Reds

Djourou is fuckin’ useless!


Gunnersaurus gets picked on by Godzuki so he wouldn’t have been any help.


On the Upside …………..Spurs are Out of the Carling Cup!

Jeremy Mathews


On the downside……………..Stoke is still in the Carling Cup. Can’t win ’em all.

Smeer Na$ri (with shit)

Yeh, I think they must have forgotten to bring the lions onto the pitch. That would have brought about the only fair result.


I think wd owe Tottenham some gratitude. No matter how bad life get for us Gooners tbey are always there to put a smile on our faces.

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you Tottenham…

Now fuck off!


Love the yahoo headlines…
“United thrash Leeds” (3-0)
“Gunners survive scare” (3-1)

No, there’s no bias against arsenal…


Just seen attendance – 46,000
Has there ever been a lower attendance at the grove??


Was at the game……park, gibbs,djorou are SHIT……park is awful……and gues what…….WENGER OUT


I was at the game too, and you’re talking complete bollocks. So fuck off back to the lane you wind up cunt!


Excellent comeback? Any chance of explaining your criticism? Like why the players I said were crap? Why AFC had its lowest attendance? Why Wenger has his job? Or why after thirty years a arsenal fan i should be banished to the lane? Oh no, you got school now. So run along with mummy


Response to Les; September 21, 2011 at 6:06 am I was at the game last night and my personal observation of the game was that “none” or any of the Arsenal players were crap. Gibbs in the first half had a “soon come Charlie” attitude but he scored the opening goal, JD was overshadowed by Miquel ( Hope he is fast tracked into first team) Ju Young played his first game for Arsenal… he was nervous, but found his way after 35 minutes and made some excellent runs in the second half. (Watch the game online) The first half was… Read more »


Hats off to you Maddo. You are top class.

The only Sam is Nelson

i was at the game (I’ve also been going to the arsenal for well over 30 years, although what that has to do with it i’m not sure) less than 40,000 (the 40K figure includes the 9,000 or so prawn circle/club member tickets that are valid for the fixture and therefore “sold” even though the occupants stayed away as if last night’s offering was in fact a film of twitcher shagging tina turner), a mix of obscure youth with a been-around-the-block pro (Yossi) giving them the calm assurance, a bunch of loud northerners at one end – it’s like a… Read more »


Has anyone else noticed that Djourou regularly suffers from a case of ‘Kolotitis’… U know, that panic stricken, dazed & confused wtf’s going on look that Kolo often had?

Someone needs to give him a slap & tell him to sort out that stupid hairstyle… Oh and while at it, Song needs the same… actually ffs, didn’t Almoonya have a dumbass hairstyle a couple of seasons ago? I think he needs a slap and a foot in the arse!


Coquelin was my MOM with Chamberlain not far behind! Bit too selfish on occasion! Gibbs looks more confident in attacking than he usually does! But the 4-4-2 didn’t work with two defensive midfielders, no matter how well they played! Djourou gave another Jekyll and Hyde performance and should be worried how much more assured Miquel looks with every game! Jenkinson spent too much time upfield and causing Chamberlain to cover him, Park looked like a new player struggling to understand if he should be playing next to Chamakh or just behind him, Benayoun floated around and could’ve had a hattrick… Read more »


Bloody iPhones!! Frimpong was very good but tired after the hour mark again! Stamina training needed!!


I prefered, just ‘oh yeah Frimpong’. Frimpong is most assuredly becoming a new adjective for … well Frimpong.


haha i thought he was going for that effect as well!


Just back from The Emirates… The OC has a very bright future ahead of him. What a goal.


Also at the game tonight. Chamattack wasn’t as awful as you’d expect. Didn’t hold up the ball too well but was unlucky with a chance in the first half. Yossi played reasonably well, seems to take one touch too many far too often. Ox was great, always looking to run at the player. Feel like he would be better placed in the middle though. Good power, vision and end product and the driving runs from the middle of the park would be awesome! Coquelin was the un-sung hero for me. Really got stuck in ala a certain Manu Petit would… Read more »

Eric Irish gunner

Haha classic did’ent think anyone else noticed that, clichy had that same fucking blank stare. Well said


Also at the game tonight. Chamattack wasn’t as awful as you’d expect. Didn’t hold up the ball too well but was unlucky with a chance in the first half. Yossi played reasonably well, seems to take one touch too many far too often. Ox was great, always looking to run at the player. Feel like he would be better placed in the middle though. Good power, vision and end product and the driving runs from the middle of the park would be awesome! Coquelin was the un-sung hero for me. Really got stuck in ala a certain Manu Petit would… Read more »

Uncle Pats Rice

Djourou as captain , for fucks sake he can’t even do what he is supposed to do , let alone lead a team.


Oh and #deeeeeeeennnnnccccchhhhhh


Others at that game and even the Guardian match reporter said that Djourou was all at sea again. After his display at OT, his awful cameo on the weekend, and by all accounts – another stinker tonight, I’ve lost all confidence in this guy. Let’s remember that he ended last season in really poor form as well. Hope Wenger gets rid of him in January and promotes the young Miquel. Shame about Park’s lack of contribution. He was the unknown quantity and I’m not writing him off after just 1 game, but a big game by him would have got… Read more »


D-Holio Ryo looked full of energy but as so often with arsenal players he seemed apprehensive to pull the trigger. Had a decent game though, plenty of pace, some nice one-two’s and had Gibbs played more through balls along the ground rather than in the air I think we could have seen some of that pace of his. Looked like we lacked that creative spark though. Two DM’s would work if we played 4-2-3-1 but in 4-4-2 we kept on playing the sideways pass-it was like a midfield of Rosickys in the first half! I thought Ryo would have started… Read more »


wht’s the meaning of deeeeccch? anyone


It’s basically a new piece of argot, meant to separate those who know what it means (cool people) and those who don’t (uh, you draw the conclusion).

Smeer Na$ri (with shit)

It’s because of Frimpong and Lethal Bizzles clothing line collaboration “Dench”.
Look it up.

Charles Greig

I don’t think we should be negative and dwell on bad things, but having been there this evening I’d have to get on board the ‘zonal defending is horse wank’ train – if they could finish, or were even just a bit luckier we could have deffo conceded 3, and that is no joke. I’m not sure flappyhandski understands it as he was all at sea when it came to any crosses, with one scuffed shot or something trundling almost too him, it looked like he decided to leave it only to realise too late that it was going on… Read more »

Bob the Gunner

Hail OX !
Stay healthy please.

Rickard M C S

This is the type of opposition that can really test us in our current state and I’m glad we pulled through with a HUGE absolutely ELEPHANTINE WIN!

only 1 goal CONCEDEd. That is unheard of.


Na$ri is a cunt !!

Mr Teddy Ears

Agreed but we have moved on now team the new figure of hate is Ivan and from here on in its “IVAN IS TERRIBLE” end of lets us never speak of Cunt faced lesbian ever (until he turns up at the EM’s then its a cunt fest of mega proportions)


Was at the game and think a lot of positives can be taken from the performance. The Ox looks like a very good talent, not afraid to run at players, has some tricks up his sleeve and isn’t afraid to shoot from outside the box. Coquelin put in a good shift – excellent tackles to retrieve the balls, and as someone before stated he took a few knocks but kept coming back up for more. Would have been good to see Ryo start from the beginning, interesting to hear Wenger now say he wasn’t given enough time to show what… Read more »

john has highlights.. recommend AOC’s goal it was pretty

Jmachoff 1. Johan Djourou has completely lost the plot as a defender. He’s a Centre Half and he just stood there as a cross came in. I’m sorry but you just can’t do that as a defender at a club as big as Arsenal. I like the guy, and no doubt he was great last year and can be good. But at the moment he is afflicted by some sort of mental block, that is almost self-harming in a way. It was woeful defending, you’ve got to ATTACK the ball. Also not good enough as the captain for the evening.… Read more »


Please tell not to interview Djourou anymore! Especially when he smiles, he is like a clown. Well, that’s what he is when he plays.

Smeer Na$ri (with shit)

Looking at the highlights on the web site Shrewsbury goal came not just from poor defending by Djourou who did not jump but also if you look at Fabianski he starts to come out but then goes back on his line. To me that was a keepers ball and he should have come out and cleared that cross. He had plenty of time to do so. I am wondering if Djourou did not jump because he thought the keeper had it covered. In part I feel sorry for Wenger when his players are making schoolboy errors. Sadly due to… Read more »

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