What a fantastic game of football.
For the first 35 minutes, a shed load of goals apart,that was stunning play by a team trying everything to win 3 points against the newly crowned champions.
We ran rings around them.
Attacked them at such a pace that they had five players booked in the first half an hour.
Don’t give me any of that crap about them being hung over or complacent.They were being embarrassed and they didn’t like it.
We were in front within two minutes thanks to a beautifully worked on side goal by Theo. His torso was level and his leg from the knee down was off side.But if they had shown it when be ball was kicked, rather that when it appeared to leave Rosicky’s foot, he was on side. The benefit should go to the attacker. End of. On side.
We should have been two up when Theo was in space but Aaron chose the wrong option and passed to Podolski instead.
Aaron also made two errors when he passed the ball straight into touch within a minute.
I mention these lapses not to have a pop at Aaron, but because if it were not for them his performance would have been eleven out of ten. I thought he was staggeringly good. He was everywhere. He was everything you would want from a midfield player and more.
Rosicky started in front of Jack and oozed class. He purred his way around the pitch.Tackled,dribbled,burst and probed.He is the epitome of world class.
Arteta was ,well Arteta.The most under rated player in the league.
Then Bac,oh Bac what did you do?
He gave the ball to Judas in a schoolboy manner.But guess what,he redeemed himself and and made up the ground to put in a wonderful tackle that put the ball out for a corner.
Sadly the fat Referee failed to see the direction the ball took, which showed he clearly played it,and pointed to the spot.(click the link below) NO SURPRISES THERE THEN !
He was not so quick to see a more obvious foul on Gibbs,with a few minutes to go. NO SURPRISES THERE EITHER.
The second half was real cut and thrust stuff. End to end as the pundits like to say again and again.
The pace slowed and both teams could have taken chances.
I cant finish without mentioning Laurent Koscielny. He had Judas on toast all day.I am not having it that there is a better defender in the league.Perhaps the world.
The way I look at it we mullered them first half ,and it was about even in the second half.So by my maths that’s half a mullering.
If that is not how the game should be played ,I don’t know what is.
We are in poll position now for a top four finish.
Carl,Jack,Aaron and AOC will be better again next year.
So might Giroud and Podolski.
The future is bright,The future is red and white.