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Blackburn Rovers vs. Arsenal: Gunners' Only Worry After Battle at E Wood Park

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12:  Arsene Wenger, manager of Arsenal with Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal during a training session ahead of their UEFA Champions League Group match against Borussia Dortmund at London Colney on September 12, 2011 in St Albans, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Kyle SkovCorrespondent IISeptember 17, 2011

As the game kicked off, Blackburn Rovers were dead last in the table and their supporters were disgruntled and calling for the manager Steve Kean’s head.

Arsenal were coming off of their first win of the season and looking to gather some forward momentum in the Premier League. They wanted to put their dismal start behind them and get some belief going in this campaign.

But the Gunners are only left to worry as Murphy’s law took over at E Wood Park.

The match started in favor of Arsenal as they held near 60 percent of the possession and the lead after just 10 minutes.

Then Blackburn grabbed the equalizer at the 25th minute mark as their debutant striker Yakubu scored.

Arsenal held onto their good form to take the lead on a Mikel Arteta goal in the 34th minute.

Then the slide of bad luck began. Three goals in the second half led to Arsenal sitting, wondering what was happening.

If there was a sign that this Premier League season is plagued for Arsenal the two own-goals and a goal that was allowed though (on replay) it was clearly offside shows that unless Arsenal are gifted the win like last weekend against Swansea they are going to have an extremely tough time.

Is there a sign that the Gunners luck will change?

Well, after five games they currently reside lower then Blackburn on the table.

Remember at the start of the match the Rovers were dead last. There really is no good sign to take from this campaign thus far.

With four points to currently look at after five games, supporters have every right to be disillusioned and panicked.

Their team, who used to be able to claim they play the best football in England, now looks like a shell of their former selves.

Will this new look side become a cohesive unit and turn it around quickly?

Only time will tell.

For now the hand is moving closer and closer to the panic button. How long before it is pushed and Arsene Wenger gets thrown from his seat?

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