Arsenal 1 Leeds United 1
Disappointing result and disappointing performance. We were not able to put our chances away and almost paid a heavy price. I don't agree with Simon Brotherton's assessment that we were lucky to get a draw. The match statistics tell a very different story.
The overall performance of the team failed to reach the levels seen recently against Chelsea, Birmingham and Manchester City, but this was not the same team that appeared in those matches. Many passes went astray and poor control also resulted in frequent loss of possession.
Szczesny acquitted himself well although had very little to do. He almost saved the penalty, and on at least one occasion spared the blushes of a particular defender who placed him under unnecessary pressure with poor back-passes when moving the ball forward would have been simpler and safer.
Djourou had another good game.
Fabregas and Walcott injected new life into our performance late in the game and spared the rest of the team's blushes after earlier profligacy in front of goal.
4 of our players did not look very interested today. How many more chances will they need?