It was great to see Arsenal scoring freely again in our scintillating 5-1 at West Ham United, but good old Arsene Wenger regrets that we didn’t score more of our chances in the first half! Wenger said when he was asked if he thought the second half was impressive. “You can say that, but we had a strong team performance for 90 minutes with very few weaker periods.” Le Prof said.
CRITICAL POINTS FROM THE ARSENAL EFL CUP DEFEAT AGAINST SOUTHAMPTON
The Gunners lost 0-2 to Southampton last night in the EFL Cup at the Emirates Stadium when the might of Manchester United were demolishing visiting side, and Arsenal’s next opponent, West Ham United 4-1 on the night, thanks to a brace each from the duo of Anthony Martial and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Okay so Arsenal lost, but we are trying to convince ourselves that it was only a Micky Mouse Cup game and we played a host of kids and they had no chance against the Big Boys of Southampton, but is that really the case?
Even before Alexis Sanchez made the game safe for Arsenal on Sunday afternoon, with a late goal to make it 3-1 to the Gunners after a tough test against AFC Bournemouth, I would have made the Chile international star my Man of the Match, even though he did not have his usual impact as he was still our most dangerous player and had opened the scoring after pouncing on a poor back pass.
After already playing out three draws in Nasty November, Arsenal could easily have made it four yesterday and we would have had to change the name to Nervous November as Bournemouth managed to create many chances to get a second equaliser before Alexis Sanchez put the game to bed in the 90th minute.
I really enjoyed the free-flowing end-to-end football from both sides in last night’s draw against PSG, but that is exactly the entertaining sort of game that Arsenal are great at providing.
Arsenal came away from yesterday’s game at Man United with a point, despite lacking the usual freeflowing attacking football that we are used to seeing. In fact the Gunners did not have a shot on target until Olivier Giroud’s late late equaliser from Oxlade-Chamberlain’s superb cross.
Arsenal have been left in fourth place in the Premier League after the inconclusive draw against Tottenham yesterday, but should the Gunners have taken all three points and ended up joint top with Liverpool? Our Spanish defender Hector Bellerin is convinced we should have. “I’m a bit disappointed with the result because I think the team deserved a bit more than just a draw,” Bellerin said on Arsenal.com.