Johan Djourou just came within about a foot of scoring what would have been an incredibly unfortunate own goal, deflecting an attempted pass from Wayne Rooney into the side netting with Manuel Almunia totally stranded. If that had gone in, it would have been very tough to blame the defender for the goal, considering that less than ten seconds prior Arsenal had the ball on the break and should have built up a strong attack - but a backwards pass by Maroune Chamakh broke up the momentum and the Abou Diaby gave the ball away. It was very, very sloppy play from the visitors. Abou Diaby is now off for Aaron Ramsey, and Arsenal have also made their third and final change - Tomas Rosicky on for Andrei Arshavin.
Chamakh has hit the crossbar, but nobody should mistake that for a chance on goal. A long ball dropped right onto the Moroccan's head and popped up well into the air, eventually landing on top of the crossbar and bouncing harmlessly behind. Edwin van der Sar had the flight covered regardless.