What a goal… What a beautiful goal…
If any goal was going to win the game, then that was the goal. Was it better than the one at Charlton, no, probably not, but was it fitting for Robin Van Persie to score it? Yes, for sure…
Sweet, sweet and sweeter every time you watch it. The winning goal. But it shouldn’t have really been a winning goal, we really should have put away of of the 12 chances at goal we had before that strike. One thing this game reminded me of is “that” game that last season we would either not scored or conceded a goal afterwards.
The line up was: Szcznesy, Djourou, Mertersacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Song, Arteta, Ramsey, Walcott, Gervinho and Van Persie.
Vermaelen playing at left back due to the injury to Andre Santos, and if you haven’t heard, you may be a little shocked, but Santos is out until March now with an ankle injury. Announced the Arsenal.com on Monday:
Arsenal Football Club can confirm that, following investigations and subsequent medical opinions by Club specialists, left-back Andre Santos will have surgery to repair ligament damage in his right ankle sustained in the game against Olympiacos last week. Andre will have surgery in Brazil this week and is expected to be out for around three months. Everyone at the Club wishes him well.
It was a massive mistake from Arsene to play Santos – our only fit full back – against Olympiacos. The players were dis-interested and we had no momentum or reason to win that game. Yes, hindsight is an excellent attribute to have after an event, but even before the game all, if not all fans did question not only his inclusion but that of Vermaelen. It could have been worse, the vice captain himself could have got injured. But this