It was a first half that Arsenal will want to forget pretty quickly. Apart from a few decent moments, mainly through Alexis and Ozil, the Gunners were comprehensively outplayed in the first 45 minutes. Coquelin did a good job of containing Fellaini but we lost most of the individual battles as well as the overall tactical one.
Whether it was down to work rate, loss of confidence or whatever, the only good thing you could say at halftime was that we were only one goal behind. I think Monreal was to blame, for the second game in a row, trying to help our best defender Koscielny and leaving Herrera the freedom of the penalty area to slot past Ospina.
As I say it could have been a lot worse at the break. Arsenal were under siege before the break and not handling things very well.
But then Arsenal proved the old adage of football being a game of two halves. After ten minutes or so, the Gunners started to fire and were unlucky not to complete the comeback and take the points. It was a good result though so let´s not be greedy, especially as there was a slice of luck with a big deflection for Walcott´s goal.
It would have been a travesty had the Gunners lost though, and the way we played in the second half should give us the belief to win our final two games and consign the Wenger Trophy to Louis van Gaal.