So after a very convincing win over Southampton yesterday we are left to reflect on what some may consider the Arsenal of old. A fine display of quick, dynamic football with the all important goals flowing throughout the game. This particular scoreline holds good omens for us considering the last time we beat Southampton 6-1 was the invincible year.
It was nice to see the team sharing the load in the absence of Judas Van Persie and another sound performance of our defence kept the majority of the Saints attacks out. Another fine display from Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla showed the home fans a glimpse of what to expect from them this season, they look so comfortable in their respective positions and the contribution of the tiny Spaniard has been phenomenal. With a pass completion rate of over 90% and having created 18 chances already this season, some are suggesting we may have finally found Fabregas’ successor. Arsene Wenger had only good things to say about him after the match,
‘Cazorla is a player who is just a pleasure to watch,’ Wenger said. ‘You want him to have the ball.
‘I think he typifies what the midfielders in Spain are today – technically perfect, great vision and a great team attitude.
The only thing that let us down somewhat was the failure to keep another clean sheet, especially when it was an extremely preventable goal. A silly flap put the ball into the path of Fox who coolly half volleyed home from 6 yards, even at 4-1 you knew Scz was going to get a Boulding.
Anyway, scoreline aside we played a great game and it gives us some momentum going into this weeks Champions League group match against Montpelier, if we can pick up a win in France we will be in very good shape to face City at Middle east lands on Sunday. On another positive note, Abou Diaby will be fit to make a return to his home nation and Jack Wilshire will resume FULL training with the first team on Friday! No doubt our already dominant midfield could do with more depth and lets hope he will be quick to rediscover his past form.
Thats all for today
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