While we are yet to get the full picture at Old Trafford, it has been reported there was a controlled explosion. We are thankful nothing more sinister happened at Old trafford and wish all the fans a safe journey home.
The season that kept on giving saved the best for Arsenal fans it seemed with Arsenal piping Spurs to second place and in the manner that it happened. Why I held out hope of Townsend ruining the Spurs party at Newcastle I definitely didn’t expect that. Spurs so called steely resolve was exposed for all to see and for all the hype in the media about there being a shift in North London it’s rubbish! The red of North London are still the club to beat on this side of London. Tottenham’s so called best season still leaves them finishing behind an Arsenal side that has been soundly criticised in many quarters for underachieving this season, shows where the bar is set for each team right.
I will be doing a season round up later,I just have to milk this result! All the best to Arteta and Rosicky, the captain was teary in his final game. Great blokes and they will be missed, oh I almost forgot Flamini. Wishing all three guys the best going forward
I watched the game with no expectation of an Arsenal result to be honest, but with the way Arsenal started I became hopeful and in the most “Arsenalistic” way they lose 0 2. I was surprised with Chamberlain in the starting lineup I still don’t feel he has done enough to keep Joel Campbell on the bench. He fluffed his lines as usual when he he should have been calmer in front of goal and then dribbled straight into Mascherano on a counter with Ozil and Giroud waiting.
Looking at the two goals the captain of the day had a hand in both. There were several chances to stop the first goal and Mertesacker should have been more cynical when he slid to intercept the pass to Neymar, he missed the ball and Neymar was in on goal, the rest is history. The second goal Per kick the ball out of defence instead of trying to play out! His loose touch activated the rash Flamini who conceded a penalty within 47 seconds of coming on, that must be some record! All that hard work and Arsenal do a big poo all over themselves. I still don’t know what Wenger was thinking bringing Flamini on for Coquelin, for crying out loud he rested him at the weekend Coquelin should have been able to play the full 90mins.
Apart from the first half when Sanchez help carry the ball forward he was poor and gave the ball away a number of times and with all the assist Ozil has in the Premier League he didn’t stand up to be counted today in such a big game begs the question why he was rested against Hull.
The Arsenal defence were actually let down today by the attack today. Poor finishing and misplaced passes did not compliment the hard work of Bellerin, Monreal, Coquelin, Ramsey and Koscielny. There were some good that could be taken from this game, Arsenals shape, the high pressing and Ramsey’s discipline to help Coquelin, I wonder why we don’t see more of this in the Premier League. If you ask me this tie is over and the worrying thing is Arsenal are still not scoring.
The next game is against Manchester United and I hope the OX is on the bench and Campbell starts in his place.