- Category: Premier League
Arsenal record defeat No. 100 as a guest of the establishment of the Premier League. Arsene Wenger's team lost 3-4 away at Blackburn Rovers in the first leg of the program of the 5th round of the English football elite.
Arsenal, looking to build on their unconvincing 1-0 win over Swansea last week, looked to be on course for victory in the first half when they went ahead twice with goals from Gervinho and Mikel Arteta.
However, the Gunners' age-old defensive problems returned to haunt them as two goals from Ayegbeni Yakubu and own goals from Alex Song and Laurent Koscielny put Blackburn 4-2 up.
Substitute Marouane Chamakh ensured a nervous finish for Rovers when he headed in Robin van Persie's cross to pull one back for Arsenal on 85