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Arsenal
2008-2009
Arsenal FC 3D logo
Club information
Manager Arsène Wenger
League Season information
Final League position 4th
Points 72 pts
Cup placements
Carling Cup Quarter-finals
FA Cup Semi-finals
UEFA Champions League Semi-finals
Season statistics
Matches played 61
Top goalscorer Robin van Persie (20)
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The 2008–09 season was Arsenal Football Club's 17th consecutive season in the Premier League. This article shows statistics of the club's players in the season, and also lists all matches that the club played in the season.

Players

Squad information

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK ESPFlag of Spain Almunia 32Flag of Europe 2004 125 0 undisclosed
3 DF FRAFlag of France Sagna 26Flag of Europe 2007 89 1 2014
5 DF CIVFlag of Cote d'Ivoire Touré (VC)28Red XN 2002 Temperature down 326 14 undisclosed
10 DF FRAFlag of France Gallas 31Flag of Europe 2006 109 13 undisclosed
22 DF FRAFlag of France Clichy 23Flag of Europe 2003 187 1 2012
15 MF BRABrazil Denílson 21Red XN 2006 93 5 undisclosed
4 MF ESPFlag of Spain Fàbregas (C)22Flag of Europe 2003 231 29 2014 Free
17 DF CMRFlag of Cameroon Song 21Flag of Europe 2005 78 3 undisclosed
8 MF FRAFlag of France Nasri 21Flag of Europe 2008 44 7 undisclosed
25 FW TOGFlag of Togo Adebayor 25Red XN 2006 Temperature down 142 62 undisclosed
11 FW NEDNetherlands v. Persie 25Flag of Europe 2004 177 63 2011
26 FW DENFlag of Denmark Bendtner 21Flag of Europe 2004 93 23 2012 Youth system
27 MF CIVFlag of Cote d'Ivoire Eboué 25Red XN 2005 Temperature down 147 6 undisclosed
2 MF FRAFlag of France Diaby 23Flag of Europe 2006 Temperature down 98 10 undisclosed
14 FW ENGEngland Walcott 20Flag of Europe 2006 Temperature down 106 14 undisclosed
20 DF SUISwitzerlandCIVFlag of Cote d'Ivoire Djourou 22Red XN 2003 77 0 undisclosed Youth system
12 FW MEXFlag of Mexico Vela 20Red XN 2005 29 6 2010
18 DF FRAFlag of France Silvestre 31Flag of Europe 2008 23 2 2010
16 MF WALFlag of Wales Ramsey 18Flag of Europe 2008 22 1 undisclosed
40 DF ENGEngland Gibbs 19Flag of Europe 2007 23 0 undisclosed Youth system
21 GK POLFlag of Poland Fabiański 24Flag of Europe 2007 26 0 undisclosed
23 MF RUSFlag of Russia Good One Arshavin 27Red XN 2009 Temperature down 15 6 2012
19 MF ENGEngland Wilshere 17Flag of Europe 2008 8 1 undisclosed Youth system
9 FW CROCroatiaBRABrazil Eduardo 26Red XN 2007 35 15 2011
28 MF PORFlag of PortugalFRAFlag of France Bischoff 22Flag of Europe 2008 4 0 undisclosed Free
24 GK ITAFlag of Italy Mannone 21Flag of Europe 2005 1 0 undisclosed
7 MF CZEFlag of Czech Rosický 28Flag of Europe 2006 61 13 undisclosed

Last updated: 24 May
Source: Arsenal FC and footballdatabase.com (for EU passport, country as international player, contract ending and transfer fee)
Ordered by Starting 11, then appearances in this season.

Transfers

In

# Position Player Transferred from Fee Date Team
16 MF Flag of Wales Aaron Ramsey Flag of Wales Cardiff City £4,800,000 13 June 2008 First-team
8 MF Flag of France Samir Nasri Flag of France Marseille £12,000,000 11 July 2008 First-team
28 MF Flag of Portugal Amaury Bischoff Germany Werder Bremen Free transfer 30 July 2008 First-team
18 DF Flag of France Mikaël Silvestre England Manchester United £750,000 20 August 2008 First-team
23 MF Flag of Russia Good One Andrey Arshavin Flag of Russia Good One Zenit Saint Petersburg £15,000,000 3 February 2009 First-team

Total spending: Decrease £32,550,000

Out

# Position Player Transferred to Fee Date
1 GK Germany Jens Lehmann Germany VfB Stuttgart Free transfer (Released) 3 June 2008
16 MF Flag of France Mathieu Flamini Flag of Italy Milan Free transfer (Released) 1 July 2008
13 MF Belarus Flag Alexander Hleb Flag of Spain Barcelona £11,900,000 16 July 2008
19 MF Brazil Gilberto Silva Flag of Greece.svg Panathinaikos £1,000,000 17 July 2008
31 DF England Justin Hoyte England Middlesbrough £3,000,000 16 August 2008

Total income: Sub on £15,900,000

Loan out

Squad # Position Player Loaned to Date Loan expires
DF England Kerrea Gilbert England Leicester City 11 July 2008 End of the season
30 DF Flag of France Armand Traoré England Portsmouth 21 August 2008 End of the season
6 DF Switzerland Philippe Senderos Flag of Italy Milan 26 July 2008 End of the season
50 FW England Jay Simpson England West Bromwich Albion 31 December 2008 End of the season

Overall transfer activity

Spending

Decrease £32.55 million

Income

Sub on £15.9 million

Net expenditure

Decrease £16.65 million

Squad stats

No. Nat Pos Player TotalPremier League FA Cup League Cup Champions League
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Flag of Spain GK Manuel Almunia 44 0 32+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 12+0 0
2 Flag of France MF Abou Diaby 36 4 16+8 3 4+1 0 0+0 0 5+2 1
3 Flag of France DF Bacary Sagna 49 0 34+1 0 5+0 0 0+0 0 9+0 0
4 Flag of Spain MF Cesc Fàbregas 33 3 22+0 3 1+0 0 0+0 0 10+0 0
5 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire DF Kolo Touré 41 1 26+3 1 3+0 0 0+0 0 9+0 0
7 Flag of Czech MF Tomáš Rosický 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
8 Flag of France MF Samir Nasri 44 7 28+1 6 3+2 0 0+0 0 10+0 1
9 Croatia FW Eduardo 4 3 0+0 0 2+0 3 0+0 0 0+2 0
10 Flag of France DF William Gallas 36 6 23+0 2 4+0 1 0+0 0 9+0 3
11 Netherlands FW Robin van Persie 44 20 24+4 11 4+2 4 0+0 0 10+0 5
12 Flag of Mexico FW Carlos Vela 29 6 2+12 1 3+1 1 3+0 4 2+6 0
14 England FW Theo Walcott 35 6 16+6 2 2+1 1 0+0 0 9+1 3
15 Brazil MF Denílson 51 3 36+1 3 2+0 0 0+0 0 11+1 0
16 Flag of Wales MF Aaron Ramsey 22 1 1+8 0 2+2 0 3+0 0 4+2 1
17 Flag of Cameroon DM Alex Song 48 2 23+8 1 4+0 0 2+0 0 8+3 1
18 Flag of France DF Mikaël Silvestre 23 2 12+2 2 2+0 0 1+0 0 6+0 0
19 England MF Jack Wilshere 8 1 0+1 0 0+2 0 3+0 1 0+2 0
20 Switzerland DF Johan Djourou 29 0 13+2 0 4+0 0 2+0 0 6+2 0
21 Flag of Poland GK Łukasz Fabiański 18 0 5+1 0 6+0 0 3+0 0 2+1 0
22 Flag of France DF Gaël Clichy 41 1 30+1 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 10+0 0
23 Flag of Russia Good One MF Andrey Arshavin 15 6 12+0 6 2+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
24 Flag of Italy GK Vito Mannone 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
25 Flag of Togo FW Emmanuel Adebayor 37 16 21+5 10 1+1 0 0+0 0 8+1 6
26 Flag of Denmark FW Nicklas Bendtner 50 15 17+14 9 3+2 2 2+0 2 5+7 2
27 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire DF Emmanuel Eboué 44 4 17+11 3 4+1 1 0+0 0 6+5 0
28 Flag of Portugal MF Amaury Bischoff 4 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 0+2 0 0+0 0
35 Flag of France MF Francis Coquelin [R] 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
39 Flag of Portugal FW Rui Fonte [R] 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
40 England DF Kieran Gibbs 21 0 6+2 0 5+1 0 3+0 0 3+1 0
41 England DF Gavin Hoyte [R] 4 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 3+0 0 0+0 0
42 England MF Henri Lansbury [R] 3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+3 0 0+0 0
43 Flag of Spain MF Fran Mérida [R] 5 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 3+0 0 0+0 0
47 England MF Mark Randall [R] 6 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 3+0 0 0+2 0
49 England DF Paul Rodgers [R] 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
50 England FW Jay Simpson [R] [L] 3 2 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+2 2 0+0 0

Source: Arsenal F.C.

Disciplinary record

N
P
Nat.
Name
Y YY R Notes
11 FW NEDNetherlands v. Persie 9 1
25 FW TOGFlag of Togo Adebayor 5 1
27 MF CIVFlag of Cote d'Ivoire Eboué 3 1
22 DF FRAFlag of France Clichy 9
17 DF CMRFlag of Cameroon Song 8
8 MF FRAFlag of France Nasri 8
4 MF ESPFlag of Spain Fàbregas 8
2 MF FRAFlag of France Diaby 7
10 DF FRAFlag of France Gallas 5
3 DF FRAFlag of France Sagna 5
15 MF BRABrazil Denílson 5
26 FW DENFlag of Denmark Bendtner 4
5 DF CIVFlag of Cote d'Ivoire Touré 4
40 DF ENGEngland Gibbs 2
20 DF SUISwitzerlandCIVFlag of Cote d'Ivoire Djourou 2
16 MF WALFlag of Wales Ramsey 2
23 MF RUSFlag of Russia Good One Arshavin 2
47 MF ENGEngland Randall 1
43 MF ESPFlag of Spain Mérida 1
12 FW MEXFlag of Mexico Vela 1
18 DF FRAFlag of France Silvestre 1

Last updated: 24 May
Source: Match reports in Competitive matches
Only competitive matches
Yellow card Y = Number of bookings; Yellow cardRed card YY = Number of sending offs after a second yellow card; Red card R = Number of sending offs by a direct red card.


Start formations

Qnt Formation Match(es)
51
  1. 4–4–2
1–13, 15–29, 31–49, 52–53, 57–58, 61
8
  1. 4–2–3–1
14, 50–51, 54–56, 59–60
1
  1. 4–4–1–1
30

Last updated: 24 May
Source: BBC
Only competitive matches.


Club

Coaching staff

Position Staff
Manager Flag of France Arsène Wenger
Assistant manager Flag of Northern Ireland Pat Rice
First team coach Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Boro Primorac
Goalkeeping coach Flag of Republic Ireland Gerry Peyton
Physiotherapist England Colin Lewin
Fitness coach England Tony Colbert
Chief scout England Steve Rowley
Kit manager England Vic Akers

Last updated: 11 August
Source: Arsenal FC

Kit

Supplier: Nike / Sponsor: Fly Emirates

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Kit information

The completely new set of Arsenal kit was launched.

  • Home The home kit was rather controversial, as Nike ditched the white sleeves the club's well known for. The shirt has a white wide stripe on each sleeve, flanked by two dark red, narrower stripes. It has a red V-neck collar which is the same colour as the primary shirt colour. The shirt is complemented by white shorts with a dark-red trim, and white socks with a red horizontal stripe. Red socks with white horizontal stripe were used in some away games. Arsenal revealed that the kit would be used for two season.
  • Away The away kit harps back to the glory days of the late 1980s which gave the strip a modern touch, where the shirts are yellow with navy sleeves and a red trim. The shorts are navy with red trim and the socks are yellow and blue. It featured red trimmings on the side of the strip.
  • Keeper The three goalkeeper kit, which were all based on Nike's old template, which in turn featured one conspicuous swirl on the kit. The main kit was grey, but the second kit was mint/navy and the third kit black was available, should they be required.

Other information

Emirates Stadium

The Emirates Stadium is the second largest stadium in the Premier League.

Chairman England Peter Hill-Wood
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Emirates Stadium (60,432 / 105x68 meters)

Last updated: 15 June
Source: Arsenal FC and www.footballgroundguide.com

Pre-season

Friendly 19 July 2008 Barnet 1 – 2 Arsenal London  
15:00 BST Gillet Soccerball 16' Report Simpson Soccerball 64'
Barazite Soccerball 73'
Stadium: Underhill Stadium
Attendance: 5,358
Friendly 22 July 2008 Szombathelyi Haladás Flag of Hungary 1 – 1 England Arsenal Szombathely, Hungary  
18:30 CEST Kenesei Soccerball 24' Report Walcott Soccerball 42' Stadium: Rohonci Street Stadium
Attendance: 13,000
Friendly 28 July 2008 Burgenland XI Flag of Austria 2 – 10 England Arsenal Burgenland, Austria  
18:30 CEST Foric Soccerball 73'
Martna Soccerball 90'
Report Wilshere Soccerball 1'65' (pen.)
Bendtner Soccerball 14'19'30'37'
Vela Soccerball 25'33'52'
Walcott Soccerball 69'
Stadium: Ritzing
Attendance: 3,200
Friendly 30 July 2008 VfB Stuttgart Germany 1 – 3 England Arsenal Stuttgart, Germany  
20:15 CEST Baştürk Soccerball 51' Report Vela Soccerball 58'
Bendtner Soccerball 65'
Wilshere Soccerball 73'
Djourou Yellow card
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Arena
Emirates Cup 2 August 2008 Arsenal England 0 – 1 Flag of Italy Juventus London  
16:15 BST Djourou Yellow card Report Trezeguet Soccerball 38'
Chiellini Yellow card
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Referee: Peter Walton
Emirates Cup 3 August 2008 Arsenal England 1 – 0 Flag of Spain Real Madrid London  
16:15 BST Adebayor Soccerball 49' (pen.)
Eboué Yellow card
Report Guti Yellow card Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,081
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
Friendly 6 August 2008 Huddersfield Town 1 – 2 Arsenal Huddersfield  
19:00 BST Berrett Soccerball 75' Report Watt Soccerball 79'
Barazite Soccerball 87'
Stadium: Galpharm Stadium
Attendance: 19,044
Amsterdam Tournament 8 August 2008 Ajax Netherlands 2 – 3 England Arsenal Amsterdam, Netherlands  
21:15 CEST Suárez Soccerball 34'
Huntelaar Soccerball 36'
Gabri Yellow card
Report Adebayor Soccerball 66'83'
Bendtner Soccerball 73'
Gallas Yellow card
Fàbregas Yellow card
Stadium: Amsterdam Arena
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Eric Braamhaar
Amsterdam Tournament 9 August 2008 Arsenal England 1 – 1 Flag of Spain Sevilla Amsterdam, Netherlands  
21:15 CEST Vela Soccerball 4'
Senderos Yellow card
Randall Yellow card
Report Chevantón Soccerball 79', Yellow card Stadium: Amsterdam Arena
Referee: Ruud Bossen

Last updated: 9 August
Source: Arsenal FC

Competitions

Overall

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
Premier League 4 16 August24 May
Template:Fb competition 2008-09 UCL Template:Fb round2 2008-09 UCL TQR Template:Fb round2 2008-09 UCL SF 13 August5 May
Template:Fb competition 2008-09 FL Cup Template:Fb round2 2008-09 FL Cup 3R Template:Fb round2 2008-09 FL Cup QF 23 September2 December
Template:Fb competition 2008-09 FA Cup Template:Fb round2 2008-09 FA Cup 3R Template:Fb round2 2008-09 FA Cup SF 3 January18 April

Last updated: 24 May
Source: Competitions' Wikipedia articles.

Premier League

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
1 Manchester United  (C) 38 28 6 4 68 24+44 90
2009-10 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Liverpool 38 25 11 2 77 27+50 86
3 Chelsea 38 25 8 5 68 24+44 83
4 Arsenal 38 20 12 6 68 37+31 72
2009-10 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
5 Everton 38 17 12 9 55 37+18 63
2009-10 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
6 Aston Villa 38 17 11 10 54 48+6 62
7 Fulham 38 14 11 13 39 34+5 53
2009-10 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
Updated to games played on 24 May 2009
Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated.

Results summary

OverallHomeAway
PldWDLGFGAGDPtsWDLGFGAGDWDLGFGAGD
38 20 12 6 68 37 +31 72 11 5 3 31 16 +15 9 7 3 37 21 +16

Last updated: 24 May
Source: Premier League

Results by round

Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundHAHAAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHHAAHAHHAHAHAAHAHAH
Result W L W W W L D W W D L W L L W W D D D W W W D D D D D W W W W W D W W L D W
Position 9 14 4 3 1 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Last updated: 24 May.
Source: Competitive Matches
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches

1 16 August 2008 Arsenal 1–0 West Bromwich Albion London  
12:45 BST Nasri Soccerball 4' Report Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,071
Referee: Howard Webb
2 23 August 2008 Fulham 1–0 Arsenal London  
17:30 BST Hangeland Soccerball 21'
Murphy Yellow card 72'
Teymourian Yellow card 88'
Report Stadium: Craven Cottage
Attendance: 25,276
Referee: Martin Atkinson
3 30 August 2008 Arsenal 3–0 Newcastle United London  
17:30 BST Van Persie Soccerball 18' (pen.)41'
Fàbregas Yellow card 52'
Denílson Soccerball 59'
Nasri Yellow card 90+2'
Report Yellow card 28' Coloccini
Yellow card 52' Given
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,067
Referee: Rob Styles
4 13 September 2008 Blackburn Rovers 0–4 Arsenal Blackburn  
15:00 BST Warnock Yellow card 80' Report Soccerball 8' Van Persie
Soccerball 45+1'81' (pen.)90+2' Adebayor
Yellow card 60' Denílson
Stadium: Ewood Park
Attendance: 23,041
Referee: Mike Dean
5 20 September 2008 Bolton Wanderers 1–3 Arsenal Bolton  
17:30 BST K. Davies Soccerball 14', Yellow card 45+2'
Muamba Yellow card 62'
Report Soccerball 26' Eboué
Soccerball 27' Bendtner
Yellow card 76' Song
Soccerball 87' Denílson
Yellow card 89' Fàbregas
Stadium: Reebok Stadium
Attendance: 22,694
Referee: Steve Bennett
6 27 September 2008 Arsenal 1–2 Hull City London  
17:30 BST McShane Soccerball 51' (o.g.)
Sagna Yellow card 76'
Gallas Yellow card 90+4'
Report Yellow card 45' Ashbee
Soccerball 62' Geovanni
Soccerball 66' Cousin
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,037
Referee: Alan Wiley
7 4 October 2008 Sunderland 1–1 Arsenal Sunderland  
15:00 BST Whitehead Yellow card 41'
Richardson Yellow card 65'
Yorke Yellow card 73'
Leadbitter Soccerball 86'
Report Yellow card 39' Clichy
Yellow card 61' Touré
Yellow card 78' Song
Yellow card 90' Bendtner
Soccerball 90+3' Fàbregas
Stadium: Stadium of Light
Attendance: 40,199
Referee: Lee Mason
8 18 October 2008 Arsenal 3–1 Everton London  
15:00 BST Adebayor Yellow card 34'
Nasri Soccerball 48'
Clichy Yellow card 59'
Van Persie Soccerball 70'
Walcott Soccerball 90'
Report Soccerball 9', Yellow card 87' Osman
Yellow card 30' Lescott
Yellow card 60' Hibbert
Yellow card 65' Pienaar
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,064
Referee: Peter Walton
9 26 October 2008 West Ham United 0–2 Arsenal London  
16:00 BST Parker Yellow card 43'
Faubert Yellow card 88'
Cole Red card 90+3'
Report Yellow card 27' Fàbregas
Yellow card 51' Clichy
Yellow card 59' Song
Soccerball 75' (o.g.) Faubert
Soccerball 90+1' Adebayor
Stadium: Upton Park
Attendance: 34,802
Referee: Phil Dowd
10 29 October 2008 Arsenal 4–4 Tottenham Hotpsur London  
20:00 BST Silvestre Soccerball 37'
Gallas Soccerball 46'
Adebayor Soccerball 64'
Van Persie Soccerball 68'
Diaby Yellow card 89'
Report Soccerball 13', Yellow card 57' Bentley
Yellow card 54' Assou-Ekotto
Yellow card 59' Huddlestone
Soccerball 67' Bent
Yellow card 85', Soccerball 89' Jenas
Soccerball 90+4' Lennon
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,043
Referee: Martin Atkinson
11 1 November 2008 Stoke City 2–1 Arsenal Stoke-on-Trent  
15:00 GMT Fuller Soccerball 11'
Higginbotham Yellow card 63'
Sidibe Yellow card 68'
Olofinjana Soccerball 73'
Cresswell Yellow card 90+7'
Report Yellow card 40' Adebayor
Red card 76' Van Persie
Soccerball 90+4' Clichy
Yellow card 90+7' Fàbregas
Stadium: Britannia Stadium
Attendance: 26,704
Referee: Rob Styles
12 8 November 2008 Arsenal 2–1 Manchester United London  
12:45 GMT Nasri Soccerball 22'48'
Gallas Yellow card 27'
Sagna Yellow card 40'
Clichy Yellow card 51'
Report Yellow card 38' Evra
Yellow card 66' Carrick
Soccerball 90' Rafael
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,106
Referee: Howard Webb
13 15 November 2008 Arsenal 0–2 Aston Villa London  
15:00 GMT Denílson Yellow card 10'
Fàbregas Yellow card 19'
Report Yellow card 44' Friedel
Yellow card 55' Barry
Soccerball 70' (o.g.) Clichy
Soccerball 80', Yellow card 81' Agbonlahor
Yellow card 90' Sidwell
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,047
Referee: Mike Riley
14 22 November 2008 Manchester City 3–0 Arsenal Manchester  
15:00 GMT Ireland Soccerball 45'
Robinho Soccerball 56'
Sturridge Soccerball 90' (pen.)
Report Yellow card 87' Song Stadium: City of Manchester Stadium
Attendance: 44,878
Referee: Alan Wiley
15 30 November 2008 Chelsea 1–2 Arsenal London  
16:00 GMT Djourou Soccerball 31' (o.g.)
Terry Yellow card 61'
Ivanović Yellow card 85'
Report Soccerball 59'62' Van Persie Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,760
Referee: Mike Dean
16 6 December 2008 Arsenal 1–0 Wigan Athletic London  
15:00 GMT Adebayor Soccerball 16'
Van Persie Yellow card 83'
Report Yellow card 26' Palacios
Yellow card 63' Figueroa
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 59,317
Referee: Steve Bennett
17 13 December 2008 Middlesbrough 1–1 Arsenal Middlesbrough  
12:45 GMT Aliadière Soccerball 29' Report Soccerball 17' Adebayor
Yellow card 47' Diaby
Stadium: Riverside Stadium
Attendance: 27,320
Referee: Peter Walton
18 21 December 2008 Arsenal 1–1 Liverpool London  
16:00 GMT Van Persie Soccerball 24', Yellow card 66'
Adebayor Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 38', 62'
Sagna Yellow card 70'
Report Yellow card 20', Soccerball 42' Keane
Yellow card 72' Carragher
Yellow card 81' Lucas
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,094
Referee: Howard Webb
19 26 December 2008 Aston Villa 2–2 Arsenal Birmingham  
17:15 GMT Barry Soccerball 65' (pen.)
Agbonlahor Yellow card 72'
Reo-Coker Yellow card 77'
Petrov Yellow card 82'
Knight Soccerball 90+2'
Report Yellow card 24' Song
Yellow card 36' Touré
Soccerball 40' Denílson
Soccerball 49', Yellow card 51' Diaby
Yellow card 77' Van Persie
Stadium: Villa Park
Attendance: 42,585
Referee: Lee Mason
20 28 December 2008 Arsenal 1–0 Portsmouth London  
14:00 GMT Gallas Soccerball 81' Report Yellow card 42' Hughes Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,092
Referee: Alan Wiley
21 10 January 2009 Arsenal 1–0 Bolton Wanderers London  
15:00 GMT Djourou Yellow card 80'
Bendtner Soccerball 84'
Ramsey Yellow card 89'
Report Yellow card 54' Mustapha
Yellow card 74' McCann
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,068
Referee: Chris Foy
22 17 January 2009 Hull City 1–3 Arsenal KC Stadium  
17:30 GMT Cousin Soccerball 65'
Ashbee Yellow card 81'
Report Soccerball 30' Adebayor
Yellow card 71' Clichy
Soccerball 82' Nasri
Soccerball 86' Bendtner
Stadium: Kingston-upon-Hull
Attendance: 24,924
Referee: Alan Wiley
23 28 January 2009 Everton 1–1 Arsenal Liverpool  
20:00 GMT Cahill Soccerball 61'
Arteta Yellow card 70'
Hibbert Yellow card 77'
Report Yellow card 27' Diaby
Yellow card 36' Nasri
Soccerball 90+2' Van Persie
Stadium: Goodison Park
Attendance: 37,097
Referee: Andre Marriner
24 31 January 2009 Arsenal 0–0 West Ham United London  
15:00 GMT Diaby Yellow card 22'
Vela Yellow card 75'
Report Yellow card 56' Collins
Yellow card 85' Neill
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,109
Referee: Steve Bennett
25 8 February 2009 Tottenham Hotspur 0–0 Arsenal London  
13:30 GMT Modrić Yellow card 36' Report Red card 17', 38' Eboué
Yellow card 43' Clichy
Stadium: White Hart Lane
Attendance: 36,021
Referee: Mike Dean
26 21 February 2009 Arsenal 0–0 Sunderland London  
15:00 GMT Nasri Yellow card 39'
Clichy Yellow card 71'
Report Yellow card 38' Richardson
Yellow card 79' McCartney
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,104
Referee: Alan Wiley
27 28 February 2009 Arsenal 0–0 Fulham London  
15:00 GMT Report Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,102
Referee: Peter Walton
28 3 March 2009 West Bromwich Albion 1–3 Arsenal West Bromwich  
17:30 GMT Brunt Soccerball 7'
Koren Yellow card 35'
Brunt Yellow card 43'
Méïté Yellow card 66'
Donk Yellow card 81'
Report Soccerball 4'44' Bendtner
Soccerball 38' Touré
Stadium: The Hawthorns
Attendance: 26,244
Referee: Steve Tanner
29 14 March 2009 Arsenal 4–0 Blackburn Rovers London  
15:00 GMT Ooijer Soccerball 2' (o.g.)
Arshavin Soccerball 65'
Eboué Soccerball 87'90+1' (pen.)
Report Yellow card 21' Diouf
Yellow card 35' Mokoena
Yellow card 38' Khizanishvili
Yellow card 76' Ooijer
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,091
Referee: Phil Dowd
30 21 March 2009 Newcastle United 1–3 Arsenal Newcastle upon Tyne  
17:30 GMT Martins Soccerball 58' Report Yellow card 52' Gallas
Soccerball 57' Bendtner
Soccerball 64' Diaby
Soccerball 67' Nasri
Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 49,972
Referee: Mark Halsey
31 4 April 2009 Arsenal 2–0 Manchester City London  
15:00 BST Adebayor Soccerball 8'49'
Touré Yellow card 36'
Report Yellow card 21' Dunne
Yellow card 45' Zabaleta
Yellow card 45+1' De Jong
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,097
Referee: Howard Webb
32 11 April 2009 Wigan Athletic 1–4 Arsenal Wigan, Greater Manchester  
15:00 BST Mido Soccerball 18'
Brown Yellow card 71'
Boyce Yellow card 86'
Bramble Yellow card 87'
Report Yellow card 45+4' Gibbs
Soccerball 62' Walcott
Soccerball 71' Silvestre
Yellow card 83' Van Persie
Yellow card 88', Soccerball 90+2' Song
Soccerball 90' Arshavin
Stadium: JJB Stadium
Attendance: 22,954
Referee: Alan Wiley
33 21 April 2009 Liverpool 4–4 Arsenal Liverpool  
20:00 BST Torres Soccerball 49'72'
Benayoun Soccerball 56'90+3'
Report Soccerball 36'67'70'90' Arshavin
Yellow card 61' Sagna
Stadium: Anfield
Attendance: 44,424
Referee: Howard Webb
34 26 April 2009 Arsenal 2–0 Middlesbrough London  
13:30 BST Fàbregas Soccerball 26'67' Report Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,089
Referee: Chris Foy
35 2 May 2009 Portsmouth 0–3 Arsenal Portsmouth  
15:00 BST Campbell Yellow card 43'
Kanu Yellow card 65'
Pamarot Red card 79'
Davis Yellow card 81'
Report Soccerball 13'41' (pen.) Bendtner
Yellow card 21' Arshavin
Soccerball 56' Vela
Stadium: Fratton Park
Attendance: 20,418
Referee: Lee Mason
36 10 May 2009 Arsenal 1–4 Chelsea London  
16:00 BST Fàbregas Yellow card 27'
Bendtner Soccerball 70'
Report Soccerball 28' Alex
Soccerball 39' Anelka
Soccerball 49' (o.g.) Touré
Soccerball 86' Malouda
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,075
Referee: Phil Dowd
37 16 May 2009 Manchester United 0–0 Arsenal Manchester  
12:45 BST Report Yellow card 33' Van Persie
Yellow card 45+2' Arshavin
Yellow card 46' Fàbregas
Yellow card 79' Song
Stadium: Old Trafford
Attendance: 75,468
Referee: Mike Dean
38 24 May 2009 Arsenal 4–1 Stoke City London  
16:00 BST Denílson Yellow card 4'
Beattie Soccerball 10' (o.g.)
Van Persie Soccerball 16' (pen.)41'
Diaby Soccerball 18'
Report Soccerball 31' (pen.) Fuller Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,082
Referee: Martin Atkinson

UEFA Champions League

Main article: 2008–09 UEFA Champions League

Third qualifying round

Main article: 2008–09 UEFA Champions League qualifying rounds#Third qualifying round
First leg 13 August 2008 Twente Netherlands 0 – 2 England Arsenal Arnhem, Netherlands  
19:45 BST Janssen Yellow card 22' Report Yellow card 54' Denílson
Soccerball 63' Gallas
Yellow card 67' Van Persie
Soccerball 82' Adebayor
Stadium: Gelredome
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (Spain)
Second leg 27 August 2008 Arsenal England 4 – 0
(6 – 0 agg.)
Netherlands Twente London, England  
20:05 BST Nasri Soccerball 27'
Gallas Soccerball 52'
Walcott Soccerball 66'
Clichy Yellow card 77'
Bendtner Soccerball 89'
Report Yellow card 25' Wielaert
Yellow card 33' Braafheid
Yellow card 40' Tioté
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 59,583
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

Group stage

Main article: 2008–09 UEFA Champions League group stage#Group G
Group G
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Portugal Porto 640298+112
England Arsenal 6321115+611
Flag of Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 62224408
Flag of Turkey Fenerbahçe 6024411−72
1 17 September 2008 Dynamo Kyiv Flag of Ukraine 1 – 1 England Arsenal Kiev, Ukraine  
20:45 CET Nesmachniy Yellow card 57'
Bangoura Soccerball 64' (pen.) Yellow card 71'
Vukojević Yellow card 82'
Diakhaté Yellow card 90'
Report Yellow card 64' Sagna
Soccerball 88' Gallas
Stadium: Lobanovsky Dynamo Stadium
Attendance: 16,800
Referee: Luis Medina Cantalejo (Spain)
2 30 September 2008 Arsenal England 4 – 0 Flag of Portugal Porto London, England  
19:45 BST Van Persie Soccerball 31'48'
Adebayor Soccerball 40'71' (pen.)
Clichy Yellow card 75'
Report Yellow card 83' Costa Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 59,623
Referee: Herbert Fandel (Germany)
3 21 October 2008 Fenerbahçe Flag of Turkey 2 – 5 England Arsenal Istanbul, Turkey  
20:45 CET Silvestre Soccerball 19' (o.g.)
Şahin Yellow card 29'
Lugano Yellow card 48'
Güiza Soccerball 78'
Şentürk Yellow card 88'
Report Soccerball 10' Adebayor
Soccerball 11' Walcott
Yellow card 18', Soccerball 49' Song
Soccerball 22' Yellow card 22' Diaby
Soccerball 90+4' Ramsey
Stadium: Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium
Attendance: 42,619
Referee: Peter Fröjdfeldt (Sweden)
4 5 November 2008 Arsenal England 0 – 0 Flag of Turkey Fenerbahçe London, England  
19:45 GMT Djourou Yellow card 22'
Van Persie Yellow card 75'
Report Yellow card 19' Şahin
Yellow card 47' Lugano
Yellow card 72' Vederson
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,003
Referee: Roberto Rosetti (Italy)
5 25 November 2008 Arsenal England 1 – 0 Flag of Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv London, England  
19:45 GMT Van Persie Yellow card 34'
Bendtner Soccerball 87', Yellow card 87'
Report Yellow card 17' Milevskiy
Yellow card 32' Asatiani
Yellow cardRed card 50', 89' Aliyev
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 59,374
Referee: Alain Hamer (Luxembourg)
6 10 December 2008 Porto Flag of Portugal 2 – 0 England Arsenal Porto, Portugal  
20:45 CET Alves Soccerball 39'
L. González Yellow card 51'
López Soccerball 54'
Report Yellow card 52' Eboué Stadium: Estádio do Dragão
Attendance: 37,602
Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

Knockout phase

Main article: 2008–09 UEFA Champions League knockout stage
Round of 16
First leg 24 February 2009 Arsenal England 1 – 0 Flag of Italy Roma London, England  
19:45 GMT Van Persie Soccerball 37' (pen.)
Touré Yellow card 46'
Nasri Yellow card 65'
Report Yellow card 13' Mexès
Yellow card 25' Brighi
Yellow card 42' De Rossi
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,003
Referee: Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)
Second leg 11 March 2009 Roma Flag of Italy 1 – 0
(1 – 1 agg.)

(6 – 7 pen)
England Arsenal Rome, Italy  
20:45 CET Juan Soccerball 9'
Pizarro Yellow card 28'
Motta Yellow card 88'
Report Yellow card 49' Diaby Stadium: Stadio Olimpico
Attendance: 62,383
Referee: Manuel Mejuto González (Spain)
  Penalties  
Pizarro Soccerball shad check
Vučinić -Soccerball shade cross
Baptista Soccerball shad check
Montella Soccerball shad check
Totti Soccerball shad check
Aquilani Soccerball shad check
Riise Soccerball shad check
Tonetto -Soccerball shade cross
  Eduardo -Soccerball shade cross
Van Persie Soccerball shad check
Walcott Soccerball shad check
Nasri Soccerball shad check
Denílson Soccerball shad check
Touré Soccerball shad check
Sagna Soccerball shad check
Diaby Soccerball shad check
Quarter-finals
First leg 7 April 2009 Villarreal Flag of Spain 1 – 1 England Arsenal Villarreal, Spain  
20:45 CET Senna Soccerball 10' Report Yellow card 39' Song
Yellow card 45' Fàbregas
Soccerball 66', Yellow card 44'Adebayor
Yellow card 88' Nasri
Stadium: Estadio El Madrigal
Attendance: 21,577
Referee: Tom Henning Øvrebø (Norway)
Second leg 15 April 2009 Arsenal England 3 – 0
(4 – 1 agg.)
Flag of Spain Villarreal London, England  
19:45 BST Walcott Soccerball 10'
Silvestre Yellow card 30'
Adebayor Soccerball 60'
Van Persie Soccerball 69' (pen.)
Report Yellow card 51' Cani
Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 44', 67' Eguren
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 59,233
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)
Semi-finals
First leg 29 April 2009 Manchester United England 1 – 0 England Arsenal Manchester, England  
19:45 BST O'Shea Soccerball 18'
Tevez Yellow card 32'
Report Stadium: Old Trafford
Attendance: 74,733
Referee: Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)
Second leg 5 May 2009 Arsenal England 1 – 3
(1 – 4 agg.)
England Manchester United London, England  
19:45 BST Nasri Yellow card 69'
Van Persie Soccerball 76' (pen.)
Adebayor Yellow card 81'
Eboué Yellow card 86'
Report Soccerball 8' Park
Soccerball 11'61' Ronaldo
Red card 74' Fletcher
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 59,867
Referee: Roberto Rosetti (Italy)

FA Cup

Main article: 2008–09 FA Cup
R3 3 January 2009 Arsenal 3 – 1 Plymouth Argyle London  
15:00 GMT Van Persie Soccerball 47'84'
Bendtner Soccerball 49' Yellow card 22'
Report Yellow card 45', Soccerball 53' Duguid Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 59,424
Referee: Mike Jones
R4 25 January 2009 Cardiff City 0 – 0 Arsenal Cardiff  
13:30 GMT Report Yellow card 42' Eboué
Yellow card 90' Van Persie
Stadium: Ninian Park
Attendance: 20,079
Referee: Martin Atkinson
R4 Replay 16 February 2009 Arsenal 4 – 0 Cardiff City London  
19:45 GMT Eduardo Soccerball 20'60' (pen.)
Bendtner Soccerball 34'
Gallas Yellow card 50'
Van Persie Soccerball 89'
Report Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 57,237
Referee: Mark Halsey
R5 8 March 2009 Arsenal 3 – 0 Burnley London  
13:30 GMT Vela Soccerball 24'
Eduardo Soccerball 51'
Eboué Soccerball 84'
Report Yellow card 49' K. McDonald Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 57,454
Referee: Chris Foy
R6 17 March 2009 Arsenal 2 – 1 Hull City London  
19:45 GMT Van Persie Soccerball 74'
Gallas Yellow card 22', Soccerball 84'
Nasri Yellow card 90+5'
Report Soccerball 12' Barmby
Yellow card 46' Halmosi
Yellow card 62' Myhill
Yellow card 66' Dawson
Yellow card 78' France
Yellow card 79' Manucho
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 55,641
Referee: Mike Riley
Semi-finals 18 April 2009 Arsenal 1 – 2 Chelsea London  
17:15 BST Walcott Soccerball 18'
Denílson Yellow card 72'
Touré Yellow card 87'
Report Soccerball 34' Malouda
Yellow card 38' Ivanović
Yellow card 43' Ballack
Soccerball 84', Yellow card 85' Drogba
Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 88,103
Referee: Martin Atkinson

Football League Cup

Main article: 2008–09 Football League Cup
Third round 23 September 2008 Arsenal 6 – 0 Sheffield United London  
19:45 BST Bendtner Soccerball 31'42'
Vela Soccerball 44'49'86'
Wilshere Soccerball 57'
Report Yellow card 62' Halford Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 56,632
Referee: Phil Dowd
Fourth round 11 November 2008 Arsenal 3 – 0 Wigan Athletic London  
19:45 GMT Simpson Soccerball 43'68'
Ramsey Yellow card 69'
Vela Soccerball 71'
Report Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 59,665
Referee: Steve Tanner
Quarter-finals 2 December 2008 Burnley 2 – 0 Arsenal Burnley  
19:45 GMT McDonald Soccerball 6'57' Report Yellow card 46' Randall
Yellow card 90' Mérida
Stadium: Turf Moor
Attendance: 19,045
Referee: Andre Marriner

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