Report: Arsenal 3-1 Shrewsbury Town

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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.

Erm.

*tumbleweed*

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

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Jamie
Jamie
8 years ago

Fear The Ox.

Ben Savage
8 years ago

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

Chamberlain
8 years ago

Chamberlain what a debut, Good goal and energetic performance

Master Bates
Master Bates
8 years ago

THE OX scored from outside the box

Quicksot
Quicksot
8 years ago

We’ve got Gunnersaurus though! Oh.

sacklad
sacklad
8 years ago

quality

MrT
MrT
8 years ago

Fast track the Ox to the first team!

Johnny Massacre
8 years ago

An OX in da BOX, cracker!

Liamogunner
Liamogunner
8 years ago

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

Black Matta
Black Matta
8 years ago

Uncharacteristically unfunny.

Mooro
Mooro
8 years ago

All post match reports should be like this.

Donski
Donski
8 years ago

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

Bromley Gooner
Bromley Gooner
8 years ago
Reply to  Donski

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

Padwoir
Padwoir
8 years ago
Reply to  Bromley Gooner

Yeah that was probably Popeye leading the chorus, Donski.

Jon Hume
8 years ago

Job done.

Ms.K
Ms.K
8 years ago

The taming of the Shrews.

kirollos yaakoub
8 years ago

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

Witoldo
Witoldo
8 years ago

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).

Witoldo
Witoldo
8 years ago
Reply to  Witoldo

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

northerngoon
northerngoon
8 years ago

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

Arsenal
Arsenal
8 years ago

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

nuetral
nuetral
8 years ago

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

kochii
8 years ago

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.

Mcmooney
8 years ago

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

Good-Bloke
Good-Bloke
8 years ago

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
Sidcup Reds
8 years ago

Djourou is fuckin’ useless!

Block93
Block93
8 years ago

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

andrew
andrew
8 years ago

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

Jeremy Mathews
8 years ago
Reply to  andrew

Yay!

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

Smeer Na$ri (with shit)
Smeer Na$ri (with shit)
8 years ago
Reply to  Jeremy Mathews

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

Block93
Block93
8 years ago

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!

orion
orion
8 years ago

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

No, there’s no bias against arsenal…

Gooner-Dan
Gooner-Dan
8 years ago

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

les
les
8 years ago

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

ant
ant
8 years ago
Reply to  les

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

les
les
8 years ago
Reply to  ant

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

maddo
maddo
8 years ago
Reply to  ant

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 »

JohnDale
JohnDale
8 years ago
Reply to  ant

Hats off to you Maddo. You are top class.

The only Sam is Nelson
The only Sam is Nelson
8 years ago
Reply to  les

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 »

ManBearPig
ManBearPig
8 years ago

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!

Paul
Paul
8 years ago

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 »

Paul
Paul
8 years ago

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

Padwoir
Padwoir
8 years ago
Reply to  Paul

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

Johnnyboy
Johnnyboy
8 years ago
Reply to  Padwoir

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

Millsey
Millsey
8 years ago

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

AJames
AJames
8 years ago

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
Eric Irish gunner
8 years ago

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

AJames
AJames
8 years ago

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
Uncle Pats Rice
8 years ago

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

AJames
AJames
8 years ago

Oh and #deeeeeeeennnnnccccchhhhhh

d-holio
d-holio
8 years ago

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 »

AJames
AJames
8 years ago
Reply to  d-holio

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 »

tk
tk
8 years ago

wht’s the meaning of deeeeccch? anyone

Witoldo
Witoldo
8 years ago
Reply to  tk

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$ri (with shit)
Smeer Na$ri (with shit)
8 years ago
Reply to  tk

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

Charles Greig
Charles Greig
8 years ago

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
Bob the Gunner
8 years ago

Hail OX !
Stay healthy please.

Rickard M C S
8 years ago

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.

goonalizer
goonalizer
8 years ago

Na$ri is a cunt !!

Mr Teddy Ears
Mr Teddy Ears
8 years ago
Reply to  goonalizer

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)

Wanderer
Wanderer
8 years ago

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
john
8 years ago

arsenal.com has highlights.. recommend AOC’s goal it was pretty

Jmachoff
Jmachoff
8 years ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hew0xbQqr1M&feature=player_embedded 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 »

gun
gun
8 years ago

Please tell arsenal.com 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$ri (with shit)
Smeer Na$ri (with shit)
8 years ago
Bob
Bob
8 years ago

Looking at the highlights on the Arsenal.com 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 »