Arsenal were expected to go all out for Arsene Wenger today, but to be honest the first half was absolutely dire, although Koscielny came close in the 10th minute and Danny Welbeck came close halfway through the first half. Other than that little happened other than Xhaka getting his customary yellow card to put us in suspense and Elneny went off injured just before half time and AMN replaces him.
Arsenal’s fifth League away defeat in a row seems to have surprised everyone, but isn’t that just the norm nowadays? How can our home form be so good but be totally rubbish on the road?
Anyway, for what it’s worth, here are my ratings…
Both teams came into this game in good form and it was Newcastle that tried to go for the jugular straight from the kickoff and Arsenal were on the back foot for the first 15 minutes. But there was a reason why Arsene Wenger started both Aubameyang and Lacazette and left them upfield on their own.
Arsenal snatched all three points from a resilient Southampton side today, with us needing to three goals to secure all three points.
Our side started the game out of sorts, and we were duly punished just after 15 minutes of play, although had Shkodran Mustafi had done his job properly we wouldn’t have fallen behind.
A cracking first half saw Arsenal take a great three-goal lead to Russia next week, and a solid second half could have seen us go further ahead. The Gunners now have one foot in the semi-final but will have to prepare to defend in numbers in Moscow. Three more games and we are in the Final!
Arsenal won their fourth game in a row against Stoke yesterday, and to be honest with the amount of chances the Gunners created it could just as easily have been 6-0 instead of 3-0. Many pundits said that Arsenal were ‘flattered’ by the scoreline, considering it was still 0-0 with 15 minutes to go, but the fact is that we always had the upper hand, and if i hadn’t been for Jack Butland and a few lucky blocks we could easily have won by a cricket score.
Arsenal limped to a 3-0 win over Stoke City, but there was little to be impressed by after a eye-gouging display.
The first-half was certainly one to forget with a lot of frustrating mistakes from both sides, and very little to get exciting about.
Arsenal came back in style against AC Milan last night, despite only having our third/choice striker, Danny Welbeck, on the pitch. We may have scored more if Aubameyang or Lacazette was playing but we can-t deny that Welbeck did his job and we have now won three games in a row.