Arsenal managed a fairly good performance at last yesterday in the game against Shrewsbury Town in what was the 3rd round of the Carling cup.
The Gunners started in a very bad manner conceding a goal in the 16th minute scored by Collins from a very good cross. The striker only had to simply head the ball into the net and Shrewsbury was in front for the first time in the game.
Arsenal managed to come back into the game, and in the 33rd minute Gibbs managed to head the ball inside the far post after Jenkinson’s cross.
The halftime whistle found the two teams level at 1-1, with an Arsenal that was still struggling with finding pace and motivation.
The second half went a lot better for Arsenal who managed to score two more and this time without reply . In the 58th minute, after a very long and patient build-up by the Gunners, Chamberlain received the ball and took a shot from outside the box aiming for the far corner. The low shot went almost through the goalkeeper and into the net bringing Arsenal one up in the game.
Chamberlain also put a mark on Arsenal’s last goal of the evening. In the 78th minute of the game he played in a low cross for Yossi Benayoun in the box, who had time to take a touch before striking it past Smith and into the net.
Arsenal – Shrewsbury Town ended 3-1, and after this result fans are starting to thing whether it wouldn’t be a better idea to let more of these young determined players perform for the first team on a weekly basis, rather than seeing more consecrated players like Ramsey wasting Arsenal’s balls waywardly.