It was business as usual when Chelsea came to the Emirates yesterday as our local rivals yet again took the points and stopped Arsenal from scoring. We were outdone as soon as the 20th minute when we had to struggle from a man down and a goal down, but the team fought like lions and even tried to get an equalizer.
Arsenal paid the price for being too passive and suicidal defending by KM
Hello fellow Gooners. I am highly disappointed with the fact we threw away the lead and I cannot accept the fact we did far too many defensive changes and we were hoping to just roll over the finishing line and with the way we defended we were punished. This almost happened against City, but we had a two goal lead there which saved us.
Whatever else you could say about last night’s game between Liverpool and Arsenal, you could never say it was boring! It was gung-ho end-to-end stuff that is usually described as ‘a great advert for Premiership football’ although I personally would have preferred a boring 1-0 win for the Gunners!
Arsenal were undone by a late Liverpool equalizer through Joe Allen after coming from behind twice at Anfield last night, but with Man City also being held to a draw the Gunners haven’t lost much in the race for the title. Although our failure to hold on the lead could be considered to be two points lost, Arsene Wenger thinks that the team must only be looking at the positives from the night.
This is a very strange game to work out the ratings for each player, as although we won the game, there was not much for Arsenal fans to rave about.
But here goes….
Referees and bad luck? Sure Arsene, sure! by KM
Hello guys. Happy Christmas, although we received a sour gift from Arsenal. You know what is the biggest problem with that defeat. I could see it coming from a mile.
So Arsenal still can’t beat Southampton at St Marys, despite our opponents being without a win in six games going into the match. With Leicester being soundly beaten earlier in the day, the Gunners could have ended the day on top of the pile, but now we stay 2 points behind the Foxes and now just one ahead of Man City.
Last season Arsenal surprised everyone by going to Manchester City in January and destroying the Citizens 2-0 on their home turf, which showed a signal change in the Gunners previous form of always losing to title rivals whenever they met. There were many rumours after the game that the players had called a meeting to discuss the tactics at the Etihad and they had decided to concede possession, defend strongly, and hit our opponents on the counter-attack.