Date: 13th August 2011 at 7:35pm
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After a tortuous summer for Arsenal fans, the season has finally started ?. And I can`t say it`s any better.

In a match which finished 0-0 which was largely uninspiring (did we create a clear cut chance?) there was much controversy.

First of all we got our first glimpse of Gervinho in competitive football for Arsenal He looks tricky, but his final ball let him down, he clearly likes a dive and he`s hot headed.

Along with losing Gervinho for the next three games (including Liverpool and Man Utd) we`ll also be likely to lose Alex Song after he stamp on Joey Barton`s leg. Of course we`d all love to stamp on the little c***, but Song has got a responsibility to his team mates and to the fans. He let us and himself down and I`ll be surprised if he goes unpunished.

Lastly I`d like to know where the consistency is from referees? Last season saw Abou Diaby sent off for grabbing Joey Barton and ragging him around by the shirt, yet when Joey Barton returns the favour his crime only warrants a yellow card?

The most ironic part of the whole sordid affair this evening is Barton grabbed Gervinho because he took exception his dive, yet does exactly the same thing when Gervinho punched/elbowed/barely touched him.

To think there was plenty of Gooners actually wanting to bring in Barton on a free transfer.