The best match of the premier league this season happened in Anfield last night when Liverpool drew with Arsenal in a pulsating 4-4 draw. The match came late night in India and I was watching it alone, sitting on every piece of furniture in my living room after every goal we score,hoping that my new position would make our team lucky and we don’t concede another goal. I was in touch with fellow Gooners on the mobile, texting them after every goal was scored or conceded. And when Arshavin scored his and the team’s 4th goal,I called up Clash and we couldn’t talk much obviously as we were stunned by the goal and by our no.23.
Arshavin is one of those signings, who brings a new dimension to the team. Creativity meets end result when this genius of a player gets going. His second goal and fourth are examples of these. It is not everyday that Wenger says,” I’ve been in the job a long time but I haven’t seen a player score four goals in a top game like that.” For his second, he stole the ball from the Liverpool defender, Arbeloa and sent a peach of a shot past Reina for his second. For his fourth he matched Walcott on pace and cracked a wonderful left-foot shot around the other side of Reina. This guy had four shots and all of them were goals. I know that there will be matches where he will have shots wide of goal but I don’t care about it as not many score 4 goals in Anfield when Liverpool play like that.
Our other hero was Fabianski. He buried all the ghosts of the FA cup and was instrumental in keeping the Liverpool attacks at bay. He must have saved atleast 3-4 sure shot goals. And I am sure that must have given some reassurance to the back four. The fabulous Fabianski had a brave night and I am sure it is not easy keeping goal in front of the Kop. And our young keeper did a commendable job keeping Torres and co. under control.
More on this match later.