Foot in mouth, nail biting, nervous twitch and a mild heart attack – that is what the current Arsenal team to do us. A goal down, a come back and a last minute winner, and we’ve done it four times in a record breaking go now! With the league our only competition left, you would think it would be easier for us to focus on the games, and Arsene looked very focused, and he also handed Oxlade another start ahead of Gervinho.
The very impressive Rosicky remained in the starting line up and we played what could be considered right now (on current form & including injuries), our best eleven
Sagna – Koscielny – Vermaelen – Gibbs
Arteta – Song
Walcott – Rosicky – Oxlade
Newcastle are no mugs, and they set up well, playing 4-5-1 with Demba Ba up front – when Arsene bought Nasri from Marseilles all those years ago, it was a match up between buying Nasri or Ben Arfa, and at the time, Arsene chose Nasri. However, the other Frenchman went on to sign for Newcastle, and himself, has been quite impressive since he joined them. One career threatening injury aside, he has shown that he’s a very good player. And it was his trickery and valiant left foot that caught us out, going past Gibbs and Koscielny and slotting in at the near post past Szcznesy… normally an area any keeper would be disappointed to concede through – but the pace and direction of the shot were worthy of the goal. Arsene – here’s an idea, send Benayoun back to Chelsea, sell Park, and buy Ben Arfa. Nice.
53 seconds later, Van Persie got onto the end of a cross from the impressive Walcott, who seems to be doing a few more things right nowadays… and lashed the ball past the annoying Krul (who got more annoying as the game continued)… smack, bang, wallop, goal 33.
After that goal, any confidence that Newcastle had and any frailties we had disappeared. It was Arsenal all the way. Oxlade was marshaled well, making him relatively quiet. This is what happens when you have multiple dangers in your team – the opposition have to mark certain players, giving