Arsenal finally give supporters a performance to be proud of! by Konstantin Mitov
I admit, I did not expect this. We played easily our best game since we beat Tottenham 2:0. This was the last time I saw this team press like we did against Milan! We had a purpose on the pitch.
You could see the formation and the team moving as one, trying to defend as one, from Welbeck to Ospina and it turns out we can actually defend, when the whole team does it! We had our usual scares, but frankly it felt comfortable.
Once we scored, it was all us. And I have to say going forward we were dangerous. We were looking for the through balls and even Xhaka tried to play forward rather than his usual sideways pass.
We were solid on the ball and off it too. I still cannot believe how small we made the pitch for Milan! We had literally every player pressing and we made Milan suffer. This looked like Arsenal football club and the fans of course responded to the team’s performance!
Now I am fully aware of what people will say about me for saying this, but we need to keep it real. This is one good game in a run of many poor games in a row and you gotta ask questions as to why we suddenly decided to play, but we slept through most away games, as well as the Carabao cup final?
Is it the fact that people started calling for Wenger’s head, that he actually realized that he’s gotta do something about this? I saw him on the touchline giving instructions and it wasn’t because were 2:0 down, we were actually in the game!
Compare this to Wenger rotting on the bench like he was at Brighton. This has happened before so many times. We sometimes just go out angry and willing to show the world we’re good enough, but then again it’s just one game.
Remember our 2:0 win at City? Our 2:0 win at Bayern as well as Monaco? Our “heroic” top 4 saves, as well as FA cups that have been just enough to hide the real problems. Don’t get me wrong as I am very happy with the win tonight, it’s just that you don’t know which Arsenal you’ll get against Watford at the weekend.
For me the manager still has to go and he still has to go sooner rather than later, but this victory has bought him breathing space. As long as we are in the Europa League, Wenger will continue to be immortal, and if we win it by a miracle, because; let’s be real, this isn’t Milan’s greatest team, then Arsene is 100% here next season and this won’t take us forward, even though it will give us Champions league.
Performances like this have too many times just overshadowed numerous problems and defeats that are just treated like nothing because we played good one time. So while we should be happy with the result, we cannot overlook a second consecutive season of massive failure, because we’ve not even won the tie yet.
Peace and Love Arsenal fans!