It’s anything but seventh heaven as Arsenal squander chances again

Bolton 0 Arsenal 0

Arsenal were left to rue a host of missed chances in the opening 20 minutes as they ended up clinging on for a point in a goalless draw at Bolton‘s Reebok Stadium. Instead of potentially closing the gap on fourth spot to three points, the Gunners found themselves slipping back to seventh on yet another frustrating night for their travelling fans. The trust that Arsene Wenger had placed in his squad after passing up the opportunity to add experienced quality in the transfer window looks horribly misplaced after this uninspired showing.

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My sporting month: February 2012

February sees major sporting events all over the globe, from the NFL’s Super Bowl in Indianapolis to a glut of events in the Middle East: Test cricket in Dubai, and cycling in Qatar and Oman. Closer to home football’s Champions League enters its knockout phase, with eight first-leg matches including tricky assignments for the Premier League’s two survivors, Arsenal and Chelsea. And that is just the first of a series of challenging fixtures for the misfiring Gunners, who face a horrendous run of games in a short spell. But it will certainly be an exciting month, and here are five of the key events I will be following in February.

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