Arsenal have had our fair share of tricky fixture schedules, even as recently as the last time we played in the Champions League. Then the Gunners were faced with a long round trip to Zagreb before the early Saturday kick off at Chelsea.
It was a great day in the Premier League for Arsenal yesterday, almost perfect in fact. With all three of our goal shy strikers finding the back of the net and helping Arsenal put in a massively improved performance and inflict a first defeat of the season on Leicester City.
Super Flamini to the rescue as Arsene desperately needed this win by KM
As an Arsenal fan you always enjoy a win against Spurs at the Lane, don’t you? The chance to mock that Spurs fan sitting on the desk next to you while you drink your afternoon tea. Out of all the possible goalscorers, who would’ve thought? Mathieu Flamini scored two fine goals to sink Spurs at the joy of 3000 Arsenal away fans.
So here we are approaching our first Capital One Cup game of the season, but it seems to have a lot more importance than usual considering that it is against our North London rival Tottenham, and we are on a run of two defeats in a row.
The fact that Arsenal did not buy a new DM over the summer has dominated the JustArsenal comments for the last few months, and everyone thought that Arsene Wenger was definitely at fault, a view that looked vindicated when we saw Francis Coquelin limping against Chelsea after landing badly on his knee.
Arteta needs to look at himself by DN
Mikel Arteta may be the Arsenal captain, well I think he still is, but he was absolutely anonymous last night in the standard 67 minutes that Arsene Wenger gives his starters before taking off the deadwood. The stats analysts Squawka gave some damning figures for Mikel’s performance in the time he was on the pitch.
The debate among Arsenal fans about Arsene Wenger´s team selection for the opening Champions League game away to Dinamo Zagreb will go on, especially if the players that he rested with Saturday´s Premier League game in mind cannot get Arsenal a good result against Chelsea.
The former Arsenal and England international star Ian Wright was on the TV panel for the Gunners´ opening Champions League match away to Dinamo Zagreb, and if anyone thought that meant that Arsenal would get an easy ride they were very much mistaken.