I do not like to harp on about Arsenal and how luck has not been on our side for a long time now, because it often sounds like sour grapes, while other people often say that luck evens itself out over the course of a season or two. But then again you hear people in the football world regularly saying that you need a bit of luck to win a title or a trophy.
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.
Arsenal fans can never really be hapy when our north London rivals win, but you have to admit that Tottenham have done us a big favour today in beating Man City and giving Arsenal the chance to move to within two points of the current league leaders.
Arsenal will be keen to bounce back in the Premier League after last week’s notorious loss against the cheats from Chelsea, but have not been given the easiest of games today against an unbeaten Leicester side.
Arsenal’s latest hero Mathieu Flamini is ecstatic about scoring both goals in the Gunners 2-1 win over Tottenham last night. It may be the first time he has scored a brace but it’s definitely not the first time he has played against Spurs, and he knows how important this fixture is, not just for him but especially for the Arsenal fans. “The two goals were for them,” he said after the game.
There are very few Arsenal fans that would have predicted that Matthieu Flamini would be the star of the show in last night’s North London derby at White Hart Lane, but the Frenchman surprised us all by being the hero of the hour. His spectacular match-winning strike was a joy to watch and even Arsene Wenger was surprised at his performance.
The former Arsenal goal scoring star Thierry Henry was clearly delighted to see the Gunners win the latest north London derby and get through to the next round of the Capital One cup. And after getting through a pretty tough away draw in our first game, Arsenal and Henry were glad to see us drawn against a Championship side in Sheffield Wednesday. Hopefully we will play on Tuesday so they have no advantage.