If it had not been for the sixth Arsenal goal against Ludogorets last night then it would have been Alexis Sanchez who was my pick for the Man of the Match, as the Chilean was brilliant throughout and score the best goal of the night to set us on our way to victory, but I cannot give it to anyone but Mesut Ozil after his first professional hat-trick to cap a great game from the German.
Arsene Wenger had been preparing the Arsenal players for a tough test against Ludogorets and it was just as well, as the visitors started well and could have caught us out if we had not been ready for them. We had already seen a couple of big defensive moves from Koscielny and Cazorla in the early stages so it was a reliefg when we got an early opener.
Arsene Wenger did not come out and completely confirm the recent Arsenal transfer rumours about the big wage demands of the club’s two biggest names Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, with both the German and the Chilean currently in talks over new contracts with the club, but he did seem to suggest in an Evening Standard report that they were likely to be getting more money and being the best paid Arsenal players if they do sign new deals.
I nearly gave the Man of the Match from Arsenal’s hard fought 3-2 win over Swansea to Mesut Ozil, as the German play maker’sd sweetly struck volley was the best of the goals and Theo Walcott should have had at least a hat-trick, but he was unlucky to hit the woodwork twice towards the end and I reckon his all-round game and two goals just edged it.
We do not even know for sure whether or not the Chile international star Alexis Sanchez will be starting for Arsenal against Swansea City tomorrow, as there is always the question of how fresh he will be after a long haul international break and the concern that not giving him time to recover could lead to the super striker picking up an injury.
Arsene Wenger will be determined that Arsenal keep up the momentum that we have been building since the slow start to the season which saw the Gunners take just one point from the first two Premier League games. Looking at the fixture list coming up over the next few weeks you would expect Arsenal to take maximum points from the next three games, but it is vital that we get off to a good start this weekend.
In the latest Arsenal team news Arsene Wenger has revealed that, different to what we all expected before going into the international break, the Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey and the French centre forward Olivier Giroud will not be available for the Premier League match against Swansea City this weekend.
Arsenal fans are already well aware of how important the Chilean international star is to Arsenal and any chance we have of winning a trophy and more importantly the title of Premier League champions, as we have seen how much the Gunners suffer when the fantastic forward is out of action or struggling for form.