Arsenal finished the job against AC Milan after having a small scare when the Italians scored first, but we can’t complain about the way our team responded. At least we are through to the last eight without too many heart attacks!
Arsenal will be more than pleased with the way they deal with AC Milan to reach the next stage of the Europa League, in what many had believed would be a difficult task.
Arsenal finally got a League win but it was against a team that have now earned one point from their last nine away games, so I’m not going to carried away just yet. But it was a confidence booster and other than Iwobi everyone played reasonably well.
So here are my ratings:
Good win to shut up Deeny, but decisions still need to be made. by Konstantin Mitov
We’ve beaten Watford 3:0 at the Emirates! A second clean sheet in a row, fastest 50 PL assists for Ozil, Cech with 200 premier league clean sheets and its all good right? What crisis are you talking about?
The Gunners were up against it in Milan on Thursday but Arsenal managed to confound everyone by taking apart the inform AC Milan side that have been rejuvenated since Gennaro Gattuso was made manager in December.
Arsenal have been playing many games recently, as John Ibrahim keeps telling us, it was their 5th match in 19 days, but for a change we have won the last two despite the tired legs. But Wenger was still happy with his players performances nonetheless. “I thought we had a very good first half. I regret that we couldn’t take our chances and after that, in the second half, we suffered a bit because Watford put us under pressure. But we dealt well with the set-pieces. After that we stuck together and could take advantage of the weak moments they had defensively. In the end it was a convincing win….”
Despite Arsenal’s excellent win at AC Milan in midweek, the Emirates Stadium was yet again half empty when the Gunners took on Watford today, and Wenger thinks that he understands the fans frustration after our awful erun of defeats, and the only way he can get the fans back onside is to do his best to get his team to start getting the results again.
Troy Deeney must be really regretting telling the Arsenal players that they lacked cojones after the Hornets beat Arsenal earlier in the season, when Deeney himself scored a penalty against Petr Cech.