Full-time - 94'
0 - 0
19:45 +00:00, November 7, 2007
Evzena Rosickeho Stadium, Czech Republic
Arsenal are through with a point, but they'll be disappointed not to have scored. Poor performance in rainy Prague, but they're through along with Man Utd.
Whistles blowing around the ground, Adebayor was about half a yard onside, but called back.
Free-kick for Arsenal, last chance maybe? The ball is allowed to drop, but Tavaras brings it away.
Clichy still bombing on, even at this time in the game. Incredible fitness!
And the supporters will be happy to get in the warm as well!
Time is running out, but both teams will be quite happy with the point.
After the way the players have bust a gut all night, they won't want to see five more minutes appear. But they have. Arsenal's young players have lived with the Slavia physical threat, but haven't been on fire with their passing.
Five minutes of extra time?? Where did that come from?
United are comfortably through, 4-0 at home, and Arsenal look like making it through as well - although less convincingly.
Hardly ever do Arsenal go 85 mins without putting a shot on their opponents' goal. They have here tonight and Slavia, to their credit, have worked very hard to make that happen!
A point is enough to qualify, but after winning so well at the Emirates, more was expected here.
Arsenal have bossed most of the possession, but Slavia have certainly had the best of the chances. Terrible weather hasn't helped, but Wenger will be disappointed with the performance!
Diaby and Denilson try and work something, but that's the way it's been all game for Arsenal. They lose it, and Slavia clear.
First shot on goal for Arsenal. Adebayor gets a header in, but it's easily gathered by Vorel. Incredible that the Czechs haven't been broken down until now. What a contrast to the first game!
Slavia have really held their own here. Arsenal yet to mount a serious attack. Pudil brings down Eboue, just as the Gunners were pouring forward. Not the first time either...
Suchy swings in across and that would have found the bottom corner if it hadn't hit the heel of Pudil. Almunia would have had a tough save to make if he was going to keep that one out.
Slavia have had the better of things, and the sub Ivana works himself a free-kick against Denilson on the edge of the box. Good chance this...
Suchy miscues, but Slavia get the decision. Eduardo is brought off with Eboue on. Walcott will go up front and try to improve on his performance so far.
You would expect Slavia to tire now, with Arsenal's kids picking up the tempo, but nothing so far. The Gunners have scored in their last 18 games, could they be about to be held to a 0-0?
Good chance for Gilberto, the ball bobbled around the box, but again the finish was missing.
Up the other end Diarra has a go, but Prague closed him down. Adebayor looks ready to come on for Bendtner. Senkerik is off as well, as he's been Slavia's best player.
Great save on his first real test. The Spaniard took a blow to the head, but showed great bravery to come out there. Arsenal owe him!
Diaby great skill, but he's taken too many touches. Loses out, and a great through ball to Senkerik, he's through... Almunia comes crashing out and does really well to block it.
Arsene Wenger looks worried on the bench, and it's not surprising. Arsenal look below par, but they have worked hard. Vorel, still, has not had a single shot to save.
Walcott again, showing great pace to get away from his marker. But he's over-run it! Not for the first time. The youngster has to make sure he makes the right decision, so far, he hasn't.
A real chance for Slavia again! Diarra breaks it up with an excellent challenge, but that could have been close. The Czechs have looked more likely of scoring.
Yet again, the through ball is too long. Arsenal struggling to cope with the greasy surface..
Eduardo is hurt now as well. Poor play from Diaby. Perhaps he's more suited to defensive work...
Diaby finds some space!!! All he has to do is shoot, surely, he turns inside, tries to thread it through to Eduardo who can't get there. Finally a goalscoring chance, but nothing comes from it.
Slavia look pretty content with life at the moment, not surprising considering that Steaua are losing. They'd be quite happy to go through to the UEFA Cup.
The Arsenal subs look like eskimos in the freezing cold. But Adebayor gets the nod to warm up. Smicer has run himself out and is replaced.
Svec would have been in with a chance of shooting there is he'd been able to control the pass. Hubacek ends up having a dig, but it's nowhere near the net.
Denilson tries his best Bruce Lee impression as he catches Pudil in the chest with his studs. The match has a bit of an edge to it, but that's mainly because nobody can time their tackles in this weather.
The rain is still coming down, so Arsenal need to change their gameplan or rent a canoe.
Another through ball, another waste. Bouncing off the slippery surface, it's just not working for the Gunners.
No Arsenal player was going to the near post, but Walcott's crossing has not been very good at all. Not that any of his team-mates have done much better. Vorel in the Slavia goal could quite easily have a cup of tea.
Tavaras loses out and Eduardo picks up the ball. Walcott finds space, but again his delivery is rubbish.
Gilberto wastes possession attempting a through ball. Even Walcott couldn't catch it.
Slavia have pushed Smicer forward now as well. Both sides looking to change something, which is about time!
Suchy does well to deny Diaby. The ball really has a mind of its own now. At least the formation has changed for the Gunners. Bendtner has Eduardo for company and Diaby is now on the left wing.
Svec looks hurt and is stretchered off.
Now Diarra is booked after a hefty challenge on Svec. He seemed to slip there, but it will hurt the Slavia player. Expect a few more like that before the whistle blows.
Bendtner has a crack, but it deflects wide for a corner.
Great play by Slavia. They break at Arsenal and the ball finds its way across the box to Senkerik. He goes down under a challenge by Diarra. No pen, although it really could have gone either way.
Arsenal's brand of one touch football looks like it will take a hit here. Adebayor could be called upon to hit a few long balls for soon.
It can't be stressed enough how wet it is out there. Anything can happen in these kinds of conditions.
Svec cynically brought Eduardo down and got booked straight away. Looks like that'll be the gameplan this half. Nothing has changed.
Eboue was warming up during the break, and if he was going to come on for anyone it would have been Walcott. But he's still there.
Kick off. And over half-time there seems to have been a flood. The rain is crashing down and it's awful out there.
Thank goodness for that. Half time is called.
Diaby has been the biggest threat for Arsenal, which says it all really. This has been a poor half of football.
Walcott goes down again, but this time doesn't get the foul. He's not happy, but the young lad hasn't impressed as he did last game.
The pitch seems to be slippery, as a lot of players are losing their footing. The ref books Tavaras after he brings down Diaby. Slavia have started to foul a lot, possibly hoping for half-time.
The tempo is flat. From seeing the Gunners play against United and Liverpool, this really does pale in comparison. Gallas wins the header in defence to stop a Slavia attack.
Another Arsenal attack comes to nothing, Clichy this time, bursting down the left and over-running the ball.
United are now two up, Tevez with the goal. If only this game could somehow find a goal from somewhere...
Finally Almunia is called into question, great quick feet by Senkerik. He took advantage of a slip by Gallas and the Spaniard tipped it over.
Slavia are growing in confidence, but neither side can break through. Walcott uses his pace, but is out muscled by three Slavia players.
Eduardo doesn't look comfortable on the left. They should really resort to the tried and tested 4-4-2, maybe after half-time.
They had a lot to live up to from the 7-0 drubbing, but it's not happening. Man Utd have taken the lead, and there's a shock in Milan as CSKA dominate.
Brabec and Denilson clash down on the Slavia left. Nothing, I repeat, nothing, is happening...
The crowd are resorting to a Father Christmas playing a drum to keep them occupied.
No penetration again from the Gunners. They're happy to play it around, but there's nothing happening in the final third.
Surely as time ticks on, Arsenal will come out on top. Slavia are chasing the ball around at all times, and it's bound to have an effect.
This certainly isn't the classic that we watched last time. Arsenal are now giving the ball away more than they usually do, and notably neither keeper has had a save to make.
Denilson plays Gilberto into trouble. The Brazilian hasn't had much room in the middle to do anything so far. It doesn't look like another 7-0 is on the cards.
Eduardo and Bendtner get mixed up and Slavia break. Senkerik strays offside though, there was a lot of space behind the defence, but the striker couldn't get through.
Diaby is the hub of all of Arsenal's attacking play so far. Haven't seen Denilson once.
Diaby plays a great one-two with Bendtner, he bursts into the space ahead of him, but his control lets him down and he loses it. Walcott was free on the right, but good defending there.
Slavia getting back into the game, but after a first 10 mins where they hardly touched the ball it couldn't get much worse.
Gallas nearly fooled by some incredible skills by Senkerik. He is muscled out of it, but that'll be on youtube later on!
Arsenal continuing to hold possession, Diaby linking well with Bendtner and he breaks free. Walcott should have gone near post but he stayed back and it was cleared.
Diaby seems to be playing a central role, looking for space. It always seemed like he was more of a Vieira type, but it looks as if he's filling Cesc Fabregas' boots tonight.
And they really should! Song leaves his man and Tavaras heads over. It was a clear header and Almunia is shouting at his defenders!
Decent turn of pace there from Senkerik. Forces the corner from Song, and here is where the Czech side could come up with a goal.
Now they might do something, trying to get it in to Krajcik. But Diarra does well and breaks up the move with good use of his body.
Slavia must have touched the ball about twice so far and we're into the tenth minute.
Lots of tall players in the box there for the Gunners, but even three Peter Crouchs wouldn't have got anywhere near that cross.
Bendtner goes down theatrically in the right hand corner. Free-kick is way overhit by Walcott. Terrible.
Pretty dull so far. No chances, a very long shot and lots of passing for Arsenal. This would be appear to be a training session.
Messy in the middle, nobody seems to have settled yet. Walcott and Diaby are seeing a lot of the ball, lots of clever football, but nothing that has penetrated the Slavia defence yet.
Clichy unleashes a shot from 50 yards. Really funny to see it fly over. Thierry Henry wouldn't have done that, and he's just scored for Barca at home to Rangers.
Walcott gets his first touch, but Diarra gives it away. Clichy wins it back and goes on the burst. Bendtner gives it away. Poor from the Dane up front.
Diaby does well down the left wing. Great quick feet and persistent play from the rangy midfielder.
Arsenal getting everyone on the ball early on. Knocking it around easily and making sure that every player gets a touch. Looks like Eduardo is starting on the left, with Walcott on the right and Bendtner through the middle.
Scrappy start, as you would expect. Slavia set out in a 4-1-4-1 formation.
Kick off on a cold night. 100th Champions League game for Arsene Wenger gets underway.
Arsenal are out in their third kit, a horrible redcurrent and purple number. They're certainly not going to win in style!
Arsenal need a point to qualify, but surely they'll go all out for the win. After last game's 7-0, perhaps they'll be looking to outdo Liverpool and hit them for nine!
Interesting line-up from Arsenal tonight. Diarra playing at right-back. Song and Gallas in defence and Denilson paired with Gilberto in the middle of midfield. Bendtner and Eduardo up front.