Arsenal won at home atlast. It came courtesy a wonderfully taken goal from Adebayor and from a deflected goal from Gilberto, his first of the season. The quality of Arsenal was in display as Reading were left with the scraps though the scoreline should have reflected atleast for two more goals, but for Arsenal’s poor finishing.
For me Song has been looking increasing like our answer for the centre back, good with headers and strong against opponents. If he gets a run in for the next 3 matches, we could be having a strong back up for centre backs. Gilberto came into the team and played a decent game, but somehow Flamini’s bite was missing. Fabregas had a good game but for his finishing. He needs to get his one-on-one situations sorted out. But the stand-out performance was from Walcott, who started the match and justified his selection with a lot of running on the right side of the park.
One of the problems that Arsenal has had this season has been there inability to kill of the game after taking the lead. That was taken care of today but if Reading had put one back, it would have led to some nervous moments. The third goal was always there but finishing let us down yet again. But when Walcott plays we seem to be creating more chances. Maybe he will also benefit from this run in.
Last but not the least,the title run in has opened up a bit for Chelsea with Manchester United drawing at Ewood Park against Blackburn Rovers. I thought Blackburn played really well and Brad Friedel was in his elements coming up trumps in more than one occasion. But it is still Man Utd’s to lose as their superior goal difference means they can still afford to lose against Chelsea, win the other two matches and still win the league. Easier said than done!!! But full credit to Tevez for a wonderful goal. How many times has he done this, this season.