Having not streamed the game I followed the Fulham game on Twitter where the consensus was we were quite poor and seemed to regress after Sidwell’s red card.
However the manner of the points is not important right now in my eyes and we now hope for the Oilers and ‘dippers to win, or at least draw their games.
A win like this, if performed by Fergiescum’s poisonous rabble, would have been lauded long and hard into the night as the “mark of winners” by experts on the Salford based TV company(BBC) football match, Motd.
Yes, a scrappy and nerve racking win but while it was a Thriller to watch due to the tension of whether we could concede an equaliser (well done Sian Massey for a correctly called offside) we can just say “Beat it” to anyone who says we should be ashamed to get these 3 points.
We can’t brush over certain aspects of our play yesterday and clearly we have to buck up our ideas in advance of the visit of the said rabble next Sunday and the return of a certain Van Judas if we want to keep our run going.
Norfolk Gooner’s considered thoughts are below:
“Here goes then:
Having watched the replay on Sky last night, while already knowing that three valuable points were in the bag, I was struck by the number of easy/safe passes that the Arsenal team played. Nobody seemed prepared to take a chance with a “killer pass”.
I am sure that we must have racked up the highest number of completed passes in the league yet we are always ready to make just one too many. There seems to be an annoying reluctance to take on the shot at goal or to take the ball into the penalty box in the hope that some frustrated, clumsy defender will bring the player down and give away a penalty.
On one occasion yesterday I think I counted six or seven passes before the ball crossed the half way line, probably ten more before we got the ball into Fulham’s penalty box, we then passed the ball back out of the box, back over the half way line and eventually all the way back to Szczesny. Throughout this futile passage of play there was no attempt on goal and nobody even looked as though they were going to try a shot.
I think one word sums up Arsenals football in yesterday’s game…Predictable!!