Was it enough that Arsenal got the three points?

Arsenal pulled themselves back to within five points of Leicester yesterday with the 2-0 win over Bournemouth. After going four games without a win it was crucial that the Gunners got back to winning ways, and Arsene Wenger admitted in the after match interview that, although it was not the best performance, it was the three points that mattered the most.

The games was also notable in that it was Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s first away goal for the Gunners in 18 months, and Wenger explains why he started with the Ox ahead of Theo Walcott and Joel Campbell.

And of course he talks about the “Flamini incident” and next weeks game against Leicester..

Interview courtesy of AudioBoom

Tags Flamini The Ox Wenger

17 Comments

  1. infumous25 says:

    Unless they have introduced a new point system We got all three mate that is more than enough

    1. GoonerLad says:

      Actually it wasn’t, we should take every opportunity to increase our GD if we want better chances at winning the title. Spuds are above us because of GD. City beat United to the title because of GD. The number of goals you score is important. Aimaing fo 1-0 and 2-0 wins is like playing Russian roulette because it always gives the opponent the chance to either draw level or beat us. Remember the Liverpool game ?

      1. Harshil says:

        I agree with you on this. We really should have pushed for 3 or 4 goals. But i think the team and manager are scared because of the previous debacles like 3-3 Anderlet, 3-1 Monaco.

      2. infumous25 says:

        Mate please stop nit picking.. we WON period of course we all would want more but lets look at the bigger picture we WON after 4 matches without a win…Lets first get back to wining before we start focusing on GD at the of the day the title is first won by points not GD….

        Get the wins then start focusing on GD

        1. GoonerLad says:

          Winning means nothing when it comes to Arsenal, we beat the best team in the world in the CL and then proceed to lose against West Brom. We can beat United and City away but lose 4-0 to Southampton. See why I’m “nitpicking” ?? When you remain satisfied you give the manager and the players the incentive to play with comfort instead of pressure. But fact is, pressure is needed for our team to step up or they end up slacking like they’ve done for the past 2 months.

  2. Budd says:

    No, of course not. We should have got 4 or 5. It seems we underachieved again.

    1. NIKK says:

      Should have been in total 5…1 for technical play and another 1 for hold up play!

    2. Ks-Gunner says:

      well said. goll diff is horrible

  3. Greg says:

    I’m thankful for the 3 points it was important!

  4. Greg says:

    Off topic:
    The Leicester city game next Sunday will be crucial,3 points will be a priority for us to get! I do hope Le coq starts in DM to give us that extra steel needed to break up the Leicester threat! Coyg!

  5. ButtFlaps says:

    Never satisfaction? We make the Leicester cheese next Sunday and we will back in the RACES!!!!

  6. Twig says:

    This was the lineup that beat Leicester 2-5 in the reverse fixture:

    ___________Walcott
    ______Sanchez Ozil Ramsey
    ________Cazorla Flamini
    Monreal Koscielny Mertesacker Bellerin
    ____________Cech

    I hope Wenger uses a similar lineup on Sunday…….

    1. SoOpa AeoN says:

      your Line-up is error proned………. I’m i seeing santi , flamini, mert and ramsey on the wings in there?

      I bet u wouldn’t survive a coaching role in an under-9’s team

      1. Twig says:

        You need to upgrade your mobile phone sweetheart…
        Or better still, go to specsavers 😉

    2. Juhislihis McLovin says:

      Hmm.. As Santi is not available, Ramsey will be in his position. He had a good game against Bmouth. However it looked like in the end he got fatigued?

      So just sub Flamini with Coquelin and Santi with Ramsey. On the wing put Campbell or even Iwobi. Who knows, the young lad got bags of skill. Besides, both of them are great players tracking back and we need that attribute against fast-paced Leicester.

      ———– Walcott
      Sanchez – Özil – Campbell
      —– Ramsey —– Coquelin
      Monreal – Gab – Boss – Bellerin
      ———— Cech

      1. Twig says:

        The OX will probably get to start because of his Bournemouth performance. Would be nice to try Iwobi, but I don’t think Wenger will do that in such an important game.

  7. SoOpa AeoN says:

    @Juhislihis……….Thank u For breaking that down to the level of his understanding

    i don’t see me doing that!

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