An absolutely brilliant performance from Arsenal against Man United yesterday lifted us up to second in the Premier League table, and broke our duck against our great rivals in the League. After flying into a 3-0 lead with two brilliant goals from Sanchez, including a back-heel that reminded me of a Gianfranco Zola goal that was once Goal-Of-The-Season, and an easy Ozil finish after being set up by Walcott.
This win for Arsenal over Premier League rivals Manchester United saw a great all round performance from the Gunners, both in attack and defence and there were lots of candidates for the Man of the Match, such as Petr Cech who made three crucial saves, Alexis Sanchez for his two great goals and Theo Walcott for his best game at centre forward, but for me it was Mesut Ozil who stood out with his sublime passing, movement, vision and work rate.
Let’s all just support Arsenal shall we? by Sam P
Every time Arsenal lose a game, the so-called AOB’s come out to play, insulting other Gooners and disrespecting the greatest manager in Arsenal’s history, despite the success he has brought to us over his 19 years at the club. When we win they suddenly become Arsenal fans again and praise the team profusely, but with the proviso that says that the Gunners should play like this every single week and win every single game convincingly.
My dream for Arsenal’s Season by MFH
After Tuesdays defeat to Dinamo Zagreb, every pundit and fan alike were speaking like the world was ending for Arsenal, but now after that fantastic win against Man United people have changed their minds and are being positive again. That’s because fans and people that work as pundits and journalist all have short term memories when it comes to football.
That was one of the best games from Arsenal in many a year, as Theo Walcott said after the game. The speedy England striker played a massive role in it as well, along with his attack minded team mates Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla.
One of the first things the TV pundits said after watching Arsenal put in an amazing performance to take Manchester United apart with surgical skill was to ask whether this result would send a big message to our Premier League rivals and I think we are all agreed that this is exactly what we did.
I am writing this article before the Arsenal v Manchester United game and that is because, win, lose or draw, it does not really have a lot of bearing on my point. If Arsenal win then I suppose a lot more Gooners will be happy to agree with me while if we lose then there will be the usual calls for Wenger to be sacked or leave the club of his own accord.
The only complaint that I can have with the Arsenal performance today was that we did not score more goals. I have no problems at all with the way we eased off and sat back after storming into a three goal lead against Manchester United.