Blackburn 0 – 4 Arsenal: A Performance To Saviour…

And indeed all things went and we stormed to a 4-0 victory, with Van Persie opening the scoring on the 8th minute. Some sublime play from Theo Walcott, dancing confidently around the Blackburn defence slipped Van Persie through on goal in the box to the right, and he toe poked past Robinson.

Van Persie started the game possessed and someone who just wanted to play and score. He had scored 7 goals against Blackburn previously and made it 8 today. He could have had more had it not been for a few good saves. At the beginning of the season it was key for him to start scoring and a few games without a goal did get me worried, but it's good to see him back on the score-sheet and it's 3 in 2 for the Dutchman.

I had the privilege of watching the game and a note to Eboue who is a completely different player than last season. Deployed on the right, it's amazing what a summer break can do to a player. Denilson and Cesc were our central midfield and their partnership has really started to develop.

The second goal came from a nice build up and young Denilsoncleverly ran with the ball to the left wing position, resisting the temptation to pass and instead picked out Adebayor with a sublime cross that the Togan duly headed past Robinson to make it 2-0. Literally on the half time whistle.

Although Blackburn did have chances and played well, there was an air of confidence about our team today, but it did stay 2-0 for a lot of the second half.

Some great play saw Eboue through on goal, to be upended by Warnock in the box and a penalty was awarded. The Ivorian had to be replaced with a bruised knee, on came Aaron Ramsey. Walcott had been earlier replaced by Alex Song. Ade stepped up and despite a good effort at saving it, it was 3-0 to Arsenal and Ade's second. And just before we thought it was over, a great pass into Ade's path saw the player through on goal to make it 4-0 after rounding the keeper.

It was a good performance and brilliant to see our team gaining confidence and playing well.

I'll keep it short today as I'm up north, back to London tomorrow.

Til then...]]>

  • cheesy mac

    What a performance, am amazing victory – if we continue in this vain then we will surely be champions – even though liverpool and chelsea won they looked pretty crap and were both lucky – i think villa will be t’tham on monday comprehensively and that will make my weekend.

  • khai

    did u guys read? our dearest hleb got injured.. =P

  • http://kierandelaney.net/blog kierandelaney.net/blog

    < ![CDATA[I'm obviously going to upset some people, but I overheard a conversation on the tube about Ade. Now my feelings are probably clear, I suspect he isn't an outright striker. A hat trick is a hat trick though and I fully admit he was clinical yesterday - 9 shots 4 goals for the team is better than we sometimes see, but to my mind the jury is still out until the big man puts a goal away in both matches against Liverpool, ManUre and Chelski. 30 goals a season is a great return if spread over 30 games - those are match winning goals. 30 goals spread across 10 games isn't anywhere near as valuable. So lets hope Ade continues this now and bags something in every match he plays.

    The midfield pairing of Denilson and Fabregas were good, and even against a lacklustre Blackbrn side managed to fill me with confidence, Cesc was quiet but hard working and I suspect he will emerge further into the limelight as Denilson grows in his position allowing Cesc to break forward more often. Nice to see the two communicate as well, both going forward at times, always covering the back.

    Whilst Toure/Gallas still looked a little shakey at times (and I suspect a Rooney or Tevez would have buried Santa Cruz's chances) the defence stood tall - Almunia didn't put a foot wrong and a 3rd successive cleansheet can only fill the guys at the back with confidence.

    We still haven't played a "big" team (Newcastle capitulating to Hull!!) but if we continue to grow like this, I have a very good feeling about this season.]]>

  • Narion

    I only just read it but oh did i giggle =D

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