Arsenal v Liverpool review – Dodgy offside denies Gunners win

There is no way that even the most ardent Arsenal fan can say that we were the better team in the first half but we stil should have been ahead at halftime, because while Liverpool had the better play and the better chances, Ramsey DID score a great goal after a peach of a pass from Cazorla. Liverpool must love the words offside right now because they are having all the bad decisions in their favour.

Apart from that, though, our play was terrible. I can understand the nerves at the back with Gabriel and Chambers being thrown in due to Kos and Mert being out, but you would think that the rest of the team would have made a real effort to dominate the game and protect them.

As it was we kept giving the ball away and inviting Liverpool to attack. Even right outside the box we pansied about and got caught on the ball. Thank god the real Petr Cech turned up this week because he saved us no end of times, including a point blank save from Bentek who could surely only score. Coquelin also stood up and did his best to stop the waves of pressure and made some crucial tackles.

Wenger must have given them a rocket because we looked a different team after the break and instantly took the game to the visitors. The passing was better but so was the penetration and we created a host of chances, without getting that crucial breakthrough.

Giroud had been well involved but was replaced by Walcott with 20 minites to go. Oxlade-Chamberlain came on soon after as well for Coquelin as Wenger smelled victory and he nearly provided it with a burst and ball from the right and if Skrtel had not put it just wide then Walcott was ready to tap in.

But we could not make our second half dominance count, so at the end of the day you have to say that Arsenal were denied all three points by a poor offside decision on Ramsey.

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  1. Brendan Rogers seems to be living a charmed life amongst referees ATM. Apart from dodgy ref decisions, he should be 4 points down on where he is.

    On the flip side, we really have to be winning games like this if we want to win the EPL, and I believe the reason why we didn’t win this time lies squarely at Wenger’s door, for yet again putting players in the wrong position.

    I really think Arsenal should be looking to bring someone like David Dein back in for transfers. AW is so all powerful at Arsenal, that when he eventually leaves, it could prompt a crisis, so we should be looking to try and ease the transfer of power now.

  2. Instead of looking at the usual scapegoats Ramsey and Giroud.Guys here with a footballing brain should be asking themselves:
    Why we are making so many blind passes and why Ozil and Carzola cant shoot!

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