You would think that Arsenal would have learned their lesson after struggling so much in the last Premier League game at Bournemouth because of a poor start, but it was pretty much a carbon copy from the Gunners in the first half today.
The home side Preston North End had clearly watched our last game as they closed us down in packs just as the Cherries had and they soon got the reward of an early goal. THey had a lucky bounce in the build up but our defending was very poor.
The only good thing about the first half, to be fair, is that we were only one behind as Preston wasted a couple of great chances and kept putting us in trouble. Wenger was livid and must have read the riot act because it was like watching a different team after the restart.
Ramsey scored a cracker almost straight away and Arsenal laid siege to their goal for a while. A second did not come though and the game became much closer and more hard fought and there were chances at both ends. Our quality did finally tell with Giroud and Lucas Perez combining brilliantly for the Frenchman to finish with minutes left on the clock.
That was not what we expected from Arsenal but it was another good fightback and the main thing is we got the job done.