Monday, 19 November 2012

Arsenal 5-2 Spurs...again

In a bizarre deja vu moment, we once again ruined our neighbours in the derby at the emirates. A favour from an old player and goals from basically all of our new first team players saw us ease past them. 

It didn't start so easily however. In the first 15 minutes, they looked dangerous and the better team. Gallas soon had the ball in the net only for it to be ruled out for offside but the warning signs were there. Then as Tottenham came down our left, Mertesacker got dragged out of position and Defoe and monkey-man tore into our box in acres of space, SZCZ got a hand to Defoe's shot but the power on it took it across and there was Adebayor to poke it home. However his joy was very short lived.

After a clearance from their box, Mertesacker chested the ball well and it came to Cazorla, but Adebayor tore into him, high, studs up and the ref only had one option. Off he went and it changed the game. You can talk about what might have been had he stayed on but he didn't so it doesn't matter. 

Walcott, who again showed he's quality and improvement and also showed that again we need to sign him up, did well to get around Naughton or whatever the fuck his name is. His cross was great and Mertesacker rose above everyone and powered his header home and I can't stress enough how good a header it was, from 12 yards, right into the corner. It was also good to see a real display of emotion from him in his celebration.

Moment's later it was 2, a nice passing move saw the ball fall to Podolski, whose shot clipped Gallas' heels (the wanker) and took it past Lloris in goal. A bit of luck yes but in football sometimes you rely on a bit of luck. We were now running riot and the third came not long after. This time it was a moment of brilliance from Santi Cazorla. You hear so much about continental players going down too easily, this time, it was the opposite. He was fouled when running towards the box, but he didn't want the foul, he wanted the ball and he got back up ran past 2 more players and cut it back for Giroud who finished well on the slide. He's really hitting form now and that shows with that finish, half a chance and it's in the net. But Cazorla really deserves a lot of credit not only for that but for his performance overall which was fantastic.

The second half started where the first left off and this time Cazorla got the goal he deserved. Podolski got in down the left and played the ball across the box for Cazorla who watched it all the way onto his foot and in. Monkey man pulled one back for the yids. But then in the 91st minute Walcott who was also fantastic latched onto a ball from Alex OC and finished it off nicely. Overall an emphatic performance and one that we really did need.

I don't want to sour the mood which don't get me wrong, should be very good at the moment. But at the same match last season, I was sitting in the Clock End whilst me (and everyone else in my block) were getting lectured by a bloke about how Theo wants X amount a week and how can he ask for that when he performs like this and at the time I was inclined to agree with him. Now I'm converted. If he wants £80K a week, we should just give it to him. I do think he deserves it and we'd have to shell out to bring in a replacement anyway so that is now where I stand.

Montpellier at home midweek and it's a game we really need to win to ensure we're in a good position to go through.