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Chelsea vs. Arsenal: What Gunners Must Do To Take Lead in Second Half

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29:  Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal battles for the ball with Daniel Sturridge of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on October 29, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
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Kyle SkovCorrespondent IIOctober 29, 2011

Arsenal were deadlocked with Chelsea until right before half time, when John Terry scored the go-ahead goal for the Blues.

Arsenal can certainly equalize and even win the match with a few changes at half time.

Here are three changes for Arsenal to make at halftime.


Put a Focus Upon Robin Van Persie

The offense must start and stop with the Arsenal captain.

Robin Van Persie scored his eighth goal in the league at the 36 minute marker. His equalizer breathed hope into the squad, only for it to be taken away from them when Terry put the ball in the back of the net just before half time.

Van Persie gives Arsenal the best chance to win the game and Arsene Wenger needs to stress getting the ball up to him and playing off of him during the second half.


Bring in Tomas Rosicky

Tomas Rosicky is a playmaker, and has an eye for the deadly pass in the final third.

He has a knack for playing players in, and this is what is needed against the strong backline of Chelsea.

Many Arsenal fans' opinions of Rosicky are soured by poor performances in previous seasons, but he has done well thus far in this campaign and is the type of player that is needed to get the equalizer and the go-ahead goal if it is there to be had.


Give Chu-Young Park His First League Appearance

Chu-Young Park is coming off of an impressive performance midweek. He got the vote of confidence in the media from Wenger, who hinted that it is only a matter of time before Park sees the field during a league match.

Park’s pace is just what is needed against Chelsea. He will be able to run past that majority of the Blues players, and he has an impressive work rate that will have him constantly finding himself involved in the game.

He is the perfect injection of life for the second half.

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