There is no point me pretending I’m not over the moon with that win, I am.
I couldn’t give a flying that it is a friendly because there was nothing friendly about it.
They were trying to win just as much as Arsenal were. The tell tail signs were there early on when Santi had his Achilles raked. A dive in the box from Ivanović, further evidence that there was no charity involved in this encounter.
I make no apologies for thinking Chelsea are our fiercest rivals. I detest everything about the club, especially that horrible hypocrite of a manager. I love the fact that we beat them, I love it.
There is even less point me trying to review the game. All I know is we won, we were the better team and we deserved to win.
Three things that stood out the most were how much of a difference Giroud seemed to make, how good Coquelin was and Laurent Koscielny is as world class as it’s possible to be.
I am not going to predict we win the league, but I will say that there will have to be some very bad luck, on the injury front, to stop us making a genuine challenge.
So that’s it, my comprehensive match report. I hope you all enjoyed it.