Welcome to the Sunday suppliment sore arses.
This morning I feel ashamed, I have to confess, I need to bare my soul to the world and say…..” I didn’t think we’d win at Leicester”. I thought they would be up for it and Mahrez, Vardy and Co would get the three points. I definately didn’t forsee us getting five and little Alexis getting a hat-trick.
But I suppose that’s what supporting Arsenal can be like sometimes, occassionally a small crack will materialise in ones faith, a smidgeon of doubt appears on the horizon and you find yourself dreading the next game. That was yours truly yesterday morning, I had no enthusiasm for the match…. but luckily, I watched it and as the game progressed my doubts, my fears, my dread, slowly dissolved as I watched a master class in football.
Theo… oh Theo, there have been so many doubts about you as CF but yesterday you showed that you have the hunger, the mental attitude and the skill to actually do it. Perhaps it just needed time for you to aclimatise to the position but against Leicester you proved, Yes, you can. Some great runs behind the defence, Positional awareness and a sublime Henryesque goal, and now you even sport the haircut and beard of King Henry. Well done lad.
Little dynamo Alexis…. MOTM, a hat-trick and a great third goal. The duracell has finally recharged and will now terrorise PL defences for the rest of the season. Long may it continue.
Overall, it was a good game by the whole team, shame we conceded a couple but still, it was a big win, no, in fact it was a massive win. Something I’m sure Wenger will want to build upon and improve. Our passing and counter-attacking play was quick, assured and positive. We were unplayable. Our two wing backs made a massive contribution to our attack and interchanged well with Ramsey and Alexis. Özil made some excellent passes, including the assist for the Alexis header and was unfortunate not get on the score sheet himself.
So, from my doubts and fears of yesterday morning I am now free of negative thoughts about the greatest team in England. We have moved into fourth place, just three points behind leaders Man United and with them to play at the Emirates next weekend perhaps a tougher test than Leicester but on yesterdays form, I don’t see us losing the momentum.
It looks as if the battle for the title is going to be a very close fought affair. The Chavs are gradually drifting out of contention, Leicester and West Ham will eventually fall by the wayside, as will the Spuds, despite their win yesterday. So that leaves Us, City and United to contest the top spot. City have now suffered back to back defeats and their defence is looking vulnerable. United are on form but as with City, their defence is questionable. So now that I’m in a much more positive mood I reckon in a few weeks time the Arsenal will be topping the PL. Inconsistency will be our only enemy.
Right, —-> Glass —–> Wine —–> Knife —–> Chorizo
Thanks for reading…. COYG’s.