This has been a whirlwind season so far, not just for Arsenal but for all the so-called top clubs. But obviously we are only worried about our own club. We have our usual massive injury list but we should still have won yesterday’s game against West Brom. Although Theo Walcott has only scored twice this season, we seem to forget where the opponents goal is when he’s not playing and EVERYONE misses sitters.
But surely that must swing back in our favour again soon, as we seem to be lurching from the sublime to the ridiculous, week by week. Matthieu Flamini came on as third choice DM in the match, or our only DM now in fact, and he thinks it was just one of those days and we need to forget it as soon as possible.
“The penalty, it can happen and Santi falling… there is nothing you can do,” Flamini said on the official Arsenal website. “We tried and tried and tried until the last minute but we can’t give any excuses – today we lost the three points.
“It’s a shame because we started the game well, we went 1-0 up and then after they scored [twice] before half time it became more difficult for us.
“We tried to push on in the second half, we had some opportunities but of course it is disappointing because we didn’t get any points.
“Sometimes it happens and now it is important to recover and focus on the next game.”
Yes we can only wallow in our misery for another few days as we need to prepare quickly for our vital Champions League night on Tuesday. Flamini will be an important part of that game I think…..