A team which had the distinction of not playing boring 0-0 draws has ended up playing 4 consecutive matches with that score line. And the ability to put the ball in the net seems to be a perennial problem with all the forwards and the midfielders. Wenger seems to have identified the right problem in getting an attacker (Arshavin) instead of a defensive midfielder because we are anyways not conceding any goal and what we are lacking is some clinical finishing.
But it would be not right to say that we are not trying…we are ding that and every single player is putting in a lot of effort, even Eboue and Diaby. If you just take the last match, the couple of chances that came Persie’s way, I would say he was sheer unlucky not to score. Arshavin was a class apart in providing thse Fabregas type through ball and a wonderful ball for a header for Persie. I think we have been on the wrong side of luck for the last couple of matches and luck will soon shine and we will pump in those goals.
Aston Villa has been giving us some false hopes and having said that we are now 6 points behind them and it just requires couple of good results to go our way and couple of them to go against them. You never know when the match and season can change. For the time being Manchester United seem to be in the driver’s seat ahead of everyone else and Rafa ruing leaving Keane to Spurs.Chelsea seem to be getting the results going their way with not so convincing performances.Anything can happen in this league.
And how the La Liga has changed in the last one month. Barca have come crashingn down and now Real are in with a good chance. And here is a good bit from the Guardian on the Barca match.
It was fantastic fun, breathless and brilliant. Half the stadium thought Kun Agüero had scored, but his shot had hit the side-netting. At the other end, there was almost an own goal, then Leo Franco made a great save, Víctor Valdés dropped a clanger, Johnny Heitinga scored, the referee wrongly ruled it out, and Thierry Henry nearly got the first. The guy in front asked his mate if that joint he was smoking was stronger than usual. They’d only been playing four minutes.
It never let up, either. Henry scored a fantastic curler, Dani Alves died and came back to life, Franco headed away another attempted own goal, and Leo Messi glided through to score an amazing second. “Let’s go home,” said one Madrid supporter, just as a 627-yarder from Diego Forlán screeched past Valdés.
Eidur Gudjohnsen missed a sitter for 3-1 and so, 10 minutes into the second half, did Samuel Eto’o. Thirty seconds later, Rafael Marquez blundered and Aguero didn’t. 2-2. “Kun! Kun! Kun!” Agüero went down, no penalty; Forlán missed a sitter for 3-2, Henry made it 2-3 and Eto’o and Messi should have made it 2-4. The man doing the scoreboard thought they had. Immediately, an Atlético player went down and Barcelona attacked. Halfway up the pitch, the referee finally saw his linesman frantically waving like a contestant on Going for Gold and went back to give the penalty. Forlán made it 3-3. Ninety minutes ticked up, Kun bundled through, Valdés went down and so did the stadium. 4-3!
You can read the full article here.
The Chapions league result has gone our way too and thank god we didnt concede. Now all we have to do is go to Rome and score one. Looks like our own Walcott could be back for that tie. Liverpool and chelsea also had favourable results and Lyon tied with Barca. But what a result for Bayern, the biggest away margin victory in the Champions league. Awesome.
I have been missing the last couple of league action, with travel and other personal committments. So I haven’t seen our no. 23 play yet. Followed his debut in train and was so so diosappointed with the match. Then again last week we were so unlucky. We can just hope that we get the better of West Bromwich Albion and get back to our winning ways. I am wathing tonight, so go Gunners GO!