arsenal get through after beat the tigers  

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Last night after lead goal from hull city the gunners comeback on two goals, the first goal from van persie with assist from arshavin and the second late goal from gallas as controversial goal but truly good header.

However, this result make arsenal to the semis of the Fa cup and for the first time to play at wembley stadium which now will play against chelsea. the signs now are 2009 could just turn out to be a vintage year for Arsene Wenger’s young Gunners.

Arsenal will also go into Friday’s Champions League quarter-final draw knowing qualification for next season’s elite European competition is once again back in their own hands after wrestling fourth place in the table away from a faltering Aston Villa side.

With Cesc Fabregas still injured, Arsenal were last night captained by Robin van Persie. The fiery yet skilful Dutchman typifies everything this Arsenal side stands for and it was his goal which started the fightback late in the second half before Gallas nodded the dramatic winner, despite looking somewhat offside.

Hull, though, had clearly not read the script as they snatched the lead on 13 minutes when an angled shot from Nick Barmby – who later had a goal ruled out for a marginal offside decision – saw his shot deflected up off Johan Djourou and spun over Lukasz Fabianski.

The equaliser came through van Persie with 16 minutes left.

Substitute Nicklas Bendtner’s persistence in the penalty area paid off when he stabbed the ball across to Arshavin, who pulled it back to the penalty spot for the Dutchman to score.

Bendtner also had a close-range shot blocked behind by Ricketts but Arsenal won it with six minutes to go when Gallas – stripped of the captaincy by Wenger earlier in the campaign – nodded in, from an offside decision.


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