Alexis is back with a bang! And he was badly missed! by KM
Hello everybody. How have you been? Have you missed Alexis? I know I sure have, and Arsenal have too. It was another classic FA cup day, but with this season’s talk of the title, the competition which we’ve won for the past 2 years has kinda fallen to the background of things.
We played a Burnley side who are doing not too bad in the Championship looking for promotion back to the elite. They started off with a 1:1 chance with Ospina which he managed to save. After 10 minutes we got the game under control and after some pressure, we opened the scoring.
We had them close to their box where Sanchez found Iwobi, who slipped it into Chambers who delivered a fine goal with the outer side of his boot. It looked like we were cruising but as you can imagine with Arsenal it’s never that easy.
We conceded a corner which didn’t see the best of clearances, afterwards we had Gibbs take out Giroud and in the mean time a cross from the wing found both our defenders outdone by Vokes. It wasn’t Ospina’s fault, but he also didn’t do a very good job of going out than going back and not making anything in the end.
I couldn’t see much of the second half, but I saw a match report and we scored a second through Alexis, let them have one or two half chances and Theo missed one on one with their keeper in the dying minutes.
I don’t think this game is enough to draw any conclusions but a few things I liked. The changes made us look fresh. We had Coquelin and Alexis back which is, well, two of the most important players in our squad back. We also gave some players a well deserved rest – namely Ozil and Ramsey, Bellerin and Monreal.
The game also saw Elneny make his debut. From his first touch I could see that he’d need some time to adjust to the league. He comes from a lower league so it is normal. Rosicky made an appearance in the second half too and Welbeck is on the road to recovery so we will be having everybody back except Wilshere and Cazorla.
With the pressure on us mounting to finally get that league title, we’ll need players who step up and Alexis was the best against Burnley. We face a difficult Southampton side next and it’ll be another mental challenge after what happened when we went away there.
Now is the time to start a new series of wins, that will reignite our chances. We have to break out of the typical winter collapse and finish strong. Hopefully with the squad back to full fitness we will do it.
Hull and Burnley at home
were not much of a test.
But like you I was pleased
with Coq’s return, Elneny’s debut,
Sanchez’s goal threat and no more injuries.
We still rely on a core group of 11
while the next 15 are either over the hill
or in “potential stasis” (#PS) mode 🙂
We now have a relatively easy run of games
which should see us pass Leicester
when we beat them at the Emirates on the 15th of Feb 🙂
are u forgetting Sunderland vs citeh?
who needs a Rocket to go over the moon?………….when Le coq’s return can make us feel that way! *winks*
wow Elneny is a good player..
Alexis…..Ozil……..Welbeck or Campbell
Let’s win all our February matches including Barca. It is difficult but not impossible.
Duracell back with a bang!
BedLam for premier League counterparts…. *winks*
Whaaaaaaaaaat? Tomas Rosicky injured and ruled out for about four weeks??????????????????????????? What a shame.
Rosicky out for 6 weeks lol absolutely laffable
No more sentiment yes I along with most other like the guy top player but no more, don’t even give him any treatment if it’s true just cancel his contract and let Gnabry fill that space he’s the future.
Unless this bottler of a man get gets the whip out there’s going to be a lot of moaning n crying on here. Starting yes come this Tuesday. …
i watched Burnly’s goal 5 times and still i dont understand why on earth Gibbs tackle Coqelin!!!! is he blind???
i dont understand why Walcot misses all these chances to score either!!!! the guy is simply overrated
Ox’s pass for Alexis goal was a miss-hit he wanted to pass Giroud but got it all wrong. he is overrated as well
Basically we have got 2 overrated players in Walcot and Ox at high wages that we cant get rid of unless we sell them to rivals which AW never does unless they want to leave by themselves.
just hope Welbeck comes back strong and with Campbel and Iwobi in the team we dont need to play Walcot and Ox
the walnut has been diabolical..
lazy so and so
bench him now
giroud please stop your comical back flick.. it’s worst then ramsey’s