All in all, it wasn't a dominating win, but three points at Ewood Park are always satisfying. Arsenal go into the international break waiting to see about Robin van Persie's ankle and with fingers crossed that all players return home in good condition. Tottenham will be Arsenal's opponents in the Carling Cup, is the news coming through during the match, so there's that, too.
Arsenal stays second in league, two points behind Chelsea and above Manchester United on goal difference.
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