Inevitable as it was disgusting,
United really are an affront to humanity.
Just watching the highlights, they look hilariously open, nice big spaces for Arsenal to attack into. Reminds me of the 3-5 last year against Chelsea, two managers too dogmatic to just follow the tried-and-tested Arsenal-beating template.
To be fair to Arsenal they looked an awful lot more compact and solid than they have in the past.
Cazorla is class as well.
Really don't want to give him the kiss of death. And as Pothas said to me earlier, it's probably only a matter of time till he gets injured again. But Diaby was so good today. Was everywhere. Really was like watching a young Vieira.
Also thought Podolski had an excellent game. Took his goal well and combined well with Cazorla for the second. Not only that, but he got back to cover Gibbs every time he needed to. Something that Theo, Gervinho and (the worst of the lot in this regard - why hasn't he been sold?) Arshavin should take a lesson from. Really made a difference I think.
Great team performance though. Giroud will no doubt be singled out for missing those chances, but on the whole I think every Arsenal player had a good game. A few more performances in this vein and people will be talking about Jenkinson for England too.
As for Liverpool, you knew the game was up when they had to summon Shelvey and Downing from the bench. Felt sorry for Allen and Sterling, seemed like they were the only hope Liverpool had at times. Not helped by the fact that Suarez still can't hit a barn door of course. Don't much rate Borini based on what he's shown so far either.
Maybe a slightly premature assumption, for indeed he looked uncomfortable in possession on quite a few occasions. But given his lack of experience I thought he did brilliantly to come into such an important game and defend as well as he did. Was really solid, don't recall anyone beating him all game.
I wonder if Steve Bould gas given all the defenders a kick up the arse actually. It seems awfully coincidental that the team's defensive record has improved considerably since he's had a key role with the senior side.
Far more likely that they just focused on their defensive issues in pre-season.
Nah, **** that Srizza. We're hot **** and gonna win the league!
I'm still not convinced it'll actually lead to anything substantial, though.
Eagerly anticipating the trip to City in two weeks time. Is rarely a bad watch. Having said that, we'll now probably lose at home to Southampton next week or something stupid.
Edit: or not, stupid international break. Dire.
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