Good old Peter Cech was Arsenal’s Man of the Match in the game against Man United, which is hardly a surprise considering that the Gunners did not have any shots on target right up until the dying minutes when Oli Giroud scored the equaliser.
Although he was the busiest Arsenal player on the pitch, he was obviously well-placed to see how bad the rest of the team were performing, and he is philosophical in saying that in the end a draw was a good result. “Obviously we are not pleased with the performance but we have to take the point because we were losing and we equalised with three minutes to go.” Cech said. “It was a great action and I thought maybe we deserved a little bit of credit for scoring the goal because as I said it was not our best performance and anyway we managed to get a result in a big game. We keep our unbeaten run going and that’s positive, but obviously we would’ve liked to win.
“We had passages of the game where we had good possession but we were not dangerous so I think this is what we lacked today. We didn’t create enough to score a goal, we basically created one chance and it went in so credit to Olivier that he came on and made a difference.
“We’ll take the point, because it was not our best performance and we are a little bit disappointed with our performance because I think we can do better. But in the end, even in a day where we were not at our best we managed to get the result and in the end, you know, when you’re losing with a few minutes to go and you equalise, you obviously have to be happy with the point.”
And it could be a very important point come the end of the season. The fact is that we are still bang in the title race. We are still 6 points ahead of Mourinho’s side, and still ahead of Tottenham, and are only 3 points behind the League leaders. Not to mention that we have also gone 18 games unbeaten!
We may not be having the best November, but it’s been a lot better than some so far!