There has been much wringing of hands after a tired Arsenal side were bullied into defeat by a battling Everton side on Tuesday. And as Arsene Wenger said after the game: “…I think we have to look at ourselves. We lost the game because I feel we started well and after that maybe we lost a bit of urgency because we were a bit too comfortable and then Everton made it very physical…..”
Last night Arsenal lost their first away game (in the League) for nine months, and it must be said that the team looked listless compared to some other performances this season. So it was interesting to hear what the Boss had to say after the game.
ARSENAL 3-1 STOKE CITY: FIVE TALKING POINTS FROM THE GAME
It is three straight win for Arsenal starting from the Bournemouth win to the victory over Stoke City, who could do nothing as Arsenal demonstrated their title credentials with a temporary leap to the top of the league.
WHAT THE STATS ARE SAYING FROM THE ARSENAL WIN OVER STOKE CITY.
As expected the Gunners were the winners over Stoke City to come within touching distance of Chelsea at the top of the table. Goals from Theo Walcott, Mesut Ozil and Alex Iwobi were all the hosts needed to complete a comeback win after Charlie Adams had given the visitors the lead.
Thanks Ludogorets! by Konstantin Mitov
Incredible night for Arsenal in the Champions league! We went out to Switzerland knowing that faith of top spot sits in the hands of PSG, but regardless to have had any hope, we had to win the game against Basle and we did it again in spectacular fashion!
After Arsenal’s scintillating 5-1 win at West Ham on Saturday, Arsene Wenger bravely made six changes for last night’s match in Basel. Rob Holding made his Champions League debut, David Ospina, as usual, was back in goal and Kieran Gibbs replaced Monreal at left back. Aaron Ramsey returned to the fold, as did Alex Iwobi on the left and Lucas Perez was preferred to Olivier Giroud up front.
The visitors Arsenal were red hot against FC Basel tonight in the last UEFA Champions League group A (Match day 6) with Arsene Wenger’s men putting 4 goals pass FC Basel thanks to our Spanish forward Lucas Perez (who scored a hat-trick), and Alex Iwobi who added more gloss to the score line with Arsenal’s fourth and his debut goal in the Champions League.
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.