“Que, sera, sera, whatever will be, will be …”
I have to admit to feeling more than a little apprehensive before kick-off and by half-time I was feeling no better.
Even when we scored after seven minutes I was worried. I don’t know why, because we were clearly the better team.
Fabianski had nothing to do and it seemed like we spent the majority of the first half taking corners.
Yet Everton somehow managed to score.
Arteta took a shot from the edge of the box. I am told he should not have been there because that constituted being “out of position for a holding midfielder.” I’m still trying to come to terms with that opinion.
The ball was blocked and fell to Ross Barkley (Jack’s replacement as the saviour of England). He ran the length of the field with Flamini, who despite catching him, allowed him to cross a low ball in to an undefended far post. Per should have seen the space but was attracted towards the ball.
1-1 at the break. Bollocks.
Anyway, you all saw what happened in the second half, we were very good and very good value for a comfortable win.
There were some great performances from quite a few of our boys.
Ozil was simply majestic. AOC was terrific in his directness. Mikel commanding. Santi was at his tricky best.
The skipper was very good considering how little he has played.
Rosicky was just something else when he came on.
Oh yes, and Giroud once again made a mockery of the idea that he can’t finish.
On to Wembley.
Great game, great tactics and great set up. It looked to me like Arsene had shuffled Mikel forward a little, less holding and more…….. well something else. Controlling is perhaps the word ?
I liked it.
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