Here’s an experiment, I wrote the blog yesterday as I watched the game, my observations, my reactions.
12.45pm (13h45 here) Kick-off: Still seems strange seeing Cech in goal for us. Right, glass of wine in hand and we’re off. Newcastle started off with some pace, but then a great break from us… that’s the way we can do it today, but we’re losing silly balls in midfield, but what’s new.
We’re controlling the game quite well, definately looks as if we want to play on the counter-attack.
Fuck, fuck fuck…. Walcott, that could have been good.
Another great move, great pass from Sanchez…. we’re getting close. COYG’s.
Should have been a penalty there, goal scoring opportunity, replay shows definately a penalty and pundits agree.
15 minutes in and we have it right… some good passing, just need to get the ball in the net.
Fucking hell, Red Card….. their top forward, Mitrovic, horrible stamp on Coq au Vin, bastard deserved a red. Off to the kitchen: More wine…..
Cynical football now from Newcastle…. I haven’t seen Cech for about ten minutes.
For fuck sake…. the Newcastle fouling is appalling, trying to take Coq au Vin out of the game.
Fucking hell….. Walcott should have got that. We should be two or three up now, with the penalty claim. Possesion 75%… but we all know that stat means nothing, Goals are the only stat that matters.
My thinking is we need to bring Giroud on to play with Walcott up front…. I’m finding it a bit frustrating at the moment. Passing all over the place, not getting any shots on goal…. very frustrating.
HALF-TIME: I’m fucking amazed that we are not well in the lead. To give them credit, with 10 men Newcastle have done well with their defending and had a couple of decent counter-attacks as well. But that doesn’t deny the fact that we should be in the lead. If Walcott can’t show his potential as a CF in this game then he won’t ever show it. Disappointed I am, very disappointed…… More wine!
SECOND HALF gets going: And the first yellow card for the Arsenal gets the Toons applauding as if it’s a goal. FFS
YES…. YES…. YES…. the Ox finally gets it in, fucking about time. Come you Reds. (Wasn’t credited to Oxlade, own goal)
And the commentators on BT say that was a bit cruel on Newcastle…. FFS again.
Fucking typical…. another keeper having a blinder against us.
That was good again from Monreal, but Ox and Walcott can’t put it away.
76% possesion, 14 shots with 4 on target, 523 passes completed…… ONE OWN GOAL. It’s not good enough.
Predictable, 70 minutes, a substitution. Giroud on for Theo. Not a perfect substition, should have taken Cazorla off.
Not much to say for the last 8-10 minutes…. so off to the kitchen for more wine.
BORED……. and very upset, ok we’re winning but we should have improved our Goal difference today.
Three minutes of added time…. but it’s been hard work watching us today. Can’t grumble at three points away though..
FULL-TIME: ….. at last. Giroud right at the end should have got a second. WE NEED A NEW CF.
SUMMARY: A very poor game from our attackers. Newcastle down to 10 men probably made it harder because they massed ranks in defence, but still. What I saw didn’t fill me with much faith. For me Paul Easter or Ramsey are Arsenal MOTM. For the Toons, it has to be Krul.
Right time for another glass of wine. Until the next time Sore Arses.