I won’t lie to you, I didn’t get to see much of Arsenal’s 2-1 loss to Blackburn.
I saw highlights of the goals as well as a sustained period of about twenty minutes across half time, but not enough that would give me the right to comment on our overall performance.
What I can comment on was the fact that despite the headlines about Lukasz Fabianski’s errors, for neither of the goals did he receive enough support from the defence. Both Bacary Sagna and Sol Campbell failed to make their physical presence felt between their Blackburn opponents and our goalkeeper and it made Fabianski’s job much more difficult than it should have been.
Up the other end Carlos Vela blew an easy chance to get his only goal of the season while Robin van Persie did get one, his first since returning from injury. It was good to see him finding the net, hopefully a sign of things to come next season.
The loss leaves us in an odd situation where failure to take anything from our final game at home against Fulham could see us finish fourth. It’s unlikely, given that Tottenham would have to beat Manchester City and also win their final game, but it is disappointing that things have gotten so tight.
I should say at this point that there won’t be too much more blogging from me over the next week. There will be a preview and review of the Fulham game before a full end of season report but aside from that, not much else.
Have your say on Arsenal’s 2-1 loss to Blackburn by leaving a comment.