Hello and welcome to this week’s round-up. The round-up will attempt to take on a spherical form as I attempt to make amends for my absence last week, for which I apologise.
First up is a very quick look at our game against the Mancs. We saw something in this team in that first half that was a bit special. It was the spirit of men who refused to lie down, regardless of the opponent. A good goal finished by Theo was undone by Bacary’s moment. We could have been in the clear, had we made more of our dominance. I think it’s probably symbolic that I spent the first half on my feet and the second chewing my fingers. Our opponents woke up and the game became tense and restricted. It finished 1-1 and I agree with Szczesny when it called the second half a bit boring.
The Votes have been collected and counted for April’s player of the month award and the accolade went to a deserving Aaron Ramsey. Now I think I believe in democracy, and I’ve never been one to Tomas voters into making a decision they’re not completely Rosicky about, but there was another way. In fact, there were several players who could easily have won the award in what can easily be described as a successful month. Four wins and two draws at the end of the season they call business, is not bad at all.
( note from editor-Ramsey won it,so Nah nah nah )
Santi Cazorla doesn’t want to let anybody down, and that is what he attributes to his excellent first season, according to this week’s interview with Arsenal Player. Having dragged our attack through a tough slog of a season, Santi has done anything but. If anyone other than Cazorla gets the Arsenal player of the season award this year, I will be furious. Unless it’s Arteta, of course. If anyone other than Santi or Arteta win it I’ll be furious. Furious! Or Per.
This week brought about the trip to Q.P.R. where three points were vital. The early-game butterflies were still mere caterpillars awaiting metamorphosis when Arteta found Theo lurking in the box and the winger slotted home. 1-0 to the Arsenal! It was the Gunners who started the game and, but for a wild header from a former player, only Arsenal players touched the ball before the goal. Rosicky was the spark but it took a composed pass to find Walcott and the power in his shot took it through Green’s gloves. Rosicky was at it again when he created another chance for Theo but this time the keeper managed to touch his effort onto the post. A better player than Tomas may have found themselves on the end of the rebound but then a better player than Tomas probably has super powers. There were some lesser chances for both sides but it was all about winning and our refusal to concede chances made kicking on a risk deemed not worth taking. Sagna recovered well from his thing the week before and had a good game and Szczesny made an incredible save which could prove to be vital come the time to tally the points. It finished 1-0 and the pressure went back on our opponents.
There was then a shit-storm, the likes of which I once vowed to never address. There are some players who, after a few good months, fans are lining up around the block to get a little touch of his todger. Six months of quality – nothing but love, 16 years of genius – you get until the end of the season to prove yourself. I digress. I’m talking about the complete FABrication that is the story of our old, young skipper returning to the home of football. The Cesc situation is quite clear but there does seem to be some confusion draped in hope. He has gone to Barcelona to become their new midfield linchpin. Entropy spares no man and Xavi is already looking like a guy whose years are of concern. Whether you want Cesc back or not, you’re not getting him anytime soon so do kindly give it a fucking rest. Thanks.
Wojciech Szczesny has been upsetting the neighbours with some rather forthright comments about which Andy House Snake was none too impressed. The Pole in Goal remarked that Bale wasn’t good enough to get them into the top four and, to be fair, Wojciech spoke with history on his side. If it’s us or them, it’ll be us. We’re us and they’re them. It is that simple.
A huge story was broken by the writer John Cross and his Mirror yesterday morning. Arsenal have allegedly signed a deal with Puma to manufacture the Arsenal kits for some amount of time. For this, Puma will pay a lot of money over said period of time. Whether the deal is in fact concluded or not remains to be seen as we await an official announcement. The financial breakdown you have just read is a Positively Arsenal exclusive. Speed of the Puma! Bravestar, no?
Last night all eyes were firmly fixed on the crucial tie between the Spuds and the Chavs. In the blue corner was everything to detest about modern football whereas in the shit-stained white corner was the enemy of all things pure and decent. Even though a point each was my favoured outcome, I didn’t feel very good about myself after watching such filth. Positively Arsenal will be setting up a support group for those who were affected by the issues in last night’s programme. Remember, people, some things aren’t for all eyes. I won’t upset you with more details than is essential. It was a draw. The march to third continues!
That’s all for this week, thank you for reading.
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