Bolton 1, Arsenal 0 (F.A. Cup, 4th Round)
(Bolton’s Kevin Davies battling with Arsenal’s Sol Campbell)
Bolton have advanced to the 5th round of the F.A. Cup ; Wanderers’ Stelios Giannakopoulo headed in a Ricardo Gardner cross in the 84th minute. Arsenal’s Robin van Persie had been denied by the woodwork moments earlier.
It’s been a heck of a week for Arsenal . Knocked out of the Carling Cup by Wigan on Tuesday, and then booted out of the FA Cup by Bolton after Arsene Wegner opted to rest Thierry Henry, Jens Lehmann, Lauren, Roberto Pieres, Ray Parlour, Ian Wright, Patrick Viera, Tony Adams, Alan Ball and Nick Hornby. And why not, with so much else to play for these next few months?
Congrats to Dudley “DJ” Campbell of Brentford, whose pair of terrific 2nd half goals managed to eliminate Sunderland, 2-1 in earlier action from that glittering temple of football (cue up massive coughing fit with plenty of phlegm) Griffin Park.