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My thoughts on the recent victory over 5PUR2

Date: 20th November 2012 at 3:25 pm
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Once again proved that North London IS red – we whooped the spuds 5-2 and what makes the score-line even sweeter is that the goals were well distributed.

, the pint-sized Spaniard, is nothing short of world-class. He has good individual brilliance, he’s bi-pedal which makes it easier for him to switch play on either flanks with ease as well. I feel like he should be given some time out to avoid burning out because the season is very long.

I am elated we won the derby on Saturday afternoon, but I am still not convinced with our performance.

What if hadn’t been sent off? What if one of their best players, , was playing? Would we have won the game? I think the best result we would have got is a draw.

People are very quick to point at our back-line problems, but I’ve always said that our hitch originates from our midfield area. We need a good ball winner, someone to shield the defence and drive the ball forward.

Laurent Koscienly is one of the best defenders in the Premier League in my opinion.

is slow, but his ability to read the game is outstanding, and it compensates for his lack of pace.

is a very consistent performer, while , who kept Aaron Lennon, one of the best wingers in the league, very quite. In my view, we have a good back-line if you ask me.

At 1-0 down, Spurs looked very comfortable, while we struggled to get to grips. Then came Ade’s sending off and we started to dominate, thanks to our numerical advantage. Per grabbed the equaliser with a phenomenal header (something he should be more often) and then and scored two more before the half ended.

Cazorla put us 4-1 ahead, and while we were 4-2, Gareth Bale almost made it 4-3. Had the Welshman done so, I don’t think the Arsenal team would’ve have coped with the pressure.

To summarise, I’m not convinced by our win over the Spuds. But I really hope this result kick-starts our season.

In other news, Nicklas Bendtner says he would be open to a move to Spurs. I believe this would be a great opportunity for us to swap him for .

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One thought on “My thoughts on the recent victory over 5PUR2

  • richie
    2 years ago

    you are quick to point out that the spurs are without dembele but you fail to acknowledge the impact that fullbacks have on the arsenal attack.
    the absence of a natural left-back in the form of kieron gibbs has reduced the potency of our left wing.
    whenever arsenal is without proper fullbacks our team suffers

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