Arsenal certainly aren't acting as though the title is on the line for this match against Blackburn. With Manchester United winning 4-2 at Upton Park, Arsenal absolutely must win today to keep their destiny in their own hands, but aside from a promising opening fifteen minutes Blackburn have been more or less untroubled by the pressure from the home side, and have even come close to scoring once or twice - Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia has been the creator of most of the visitors' best chances with a series of embarrassing gaffes.
The most interesting thing that's happened in the half is a rather nasty cut to the head of Samir Nasri - he had to leave the game for a little while after being clattered into by Chris Samba while contesting for a header. He's back and so heavily bandaged that he looks like a little bald man now which is highly entertaining. Anyway. Blackburn have had a number of really close chances, and Junior Hoillet in particular is playing well, as is Martin Olsson at left back. Both Chris Samba and Michel Salgado have picked up bookings, though, so they'll have to be careful when Arsenal break forward.