It was another great team performance from Arsenal, especially in the first half, as we tore Basel apart in the Champions League, with notable attacking contributions from Cazorla, Iwobi, Bellerin, Ozil and Alexis Sanchez along with another great defensive display from Mustafi and Koscielny but the Man of the Match has to go to Theo Walcott for his two goals as well as his scintillating all-round performance.
Arsene Wenger couldn’t hide his happiness with the Gunners masterclass against Basel last night and only regrets that we didn’t finish more of our myriad chances to kill the game off with a third goal.
Arsenal extended their winning run to four with another excellent display of skill against Basel last night, and the Gunners have remained unbeaten since our opening day debacle against Liverpool.
The improvements since last season are clear and Theo Walcott’s renaissance has been an inspiration! Long may we continue in this rich vein of form….
When Arsenal started the season with Alexis Sanchez up front, I think although we were all aware of his qualities in striking the ball, but the majority were also quite hesitant towards the change. Arsenal fans wanted to see a real number nine bought and put up front, rather than Wenger wanting to convert a player already on our books.
Reports are breaking today out of Germany and now subsequently in England, that Gunners star Mesut Ozil has signed a new contract with the club, after long lasting negotiations!
There was a lot of talk in the football media last week about Arsenal, or more specifically about our manager Arsene Wenger after the serialisation of a book about his fierce managerial rival Jose Mourinho contained some controversial statements about Wenger and Mourinho’s thoughts about him.
A brilliant first half saw Arsenal win this home Champions Leagure game against Basel by 2-0 with both goals from Walcott in the first half. We had a host of chances and some very good ones. We could and probably should have scored a lot more but it was still an imprerssive showing and a good win for Arsenal.
So here we go Arsenal fans, with Arsene Wenger and the Gunners trying to keep up the good form that we have been showing of late and take another step towards ending the run of finishing second in our Champions League group. After a slightly fortunate draw away to the French champions PSG in the first group game, the visit of the Swiss champions Basel tonight gives Arsenal a great chance.