Well that was rather good. Beautiful ,fast ,aggressive , organised football in the first half to open up a 2 goal lead, then controlled shape in the 2nd half to maintain the advantage. What a wonderful refreshing change to the way we have laboured for the bulk of the past 18 months.
The result was needed, but not half as much as the performance. That should give the players belief in Arteta and in turn give him the belief in the playes. Players that had been written off in the media and by many of our own fans, specifically Ozil, Xhaka, Torreira and Luiz, were absolutely brilliant.
I said that Mikel would struggle to find a balanced midfield, how wrong could I have been?
Lacazette, much maligned in recent week, although not at his best in front of goal, put in a shift and a half.
Ozil purred like the beautiful player he is, he was back to his best, again,
Torreira was everything we hoped he would be when we signed him and Xhaka will have upset a lot of people because he ran the midfield.
This my positive friends, was a great start to the new decade, the time of Arteta dawns.
Well if that is true Eduardo I would simply point to the fact that Mikel Arteta knows a lot more about football than I do! And if not then typical of the way that rumours are started in order to destabilise.
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FULL-TIME: #AFCU23 2-2 @DCFCAcademy
‘s strike and an own goal sees us come back from two goals down to claim a point
reports in Italy claim Arsenal have rejected a €10m (£8.5m) bid from Roma, for Henrikh Mikitaryan.
Arsenal U18’s are away to Chelsea u18’s, losing 1-0 at HT.
Team: Graczyk, Oyegoke, Ogungbo, Patino, Monlouis, Kirk, Greenwood, Cottrell, Plange, Butler-Oyedeji, Alebiosu.
Subs: Dennis, Mitchell, Cirjan, Laing, Flores.
Chelsea U18’s 2-2 Arsenal U18’s
CFC had lead 2-0 with ten minutes to go, but Greenwood with a freekick, his second goal in less than 24 hours, as he scored for our U23 last night, got us back in it, and then Dennis got us level with a few minutes to go
ManCity set-piece coach, Nicolas Jover:
“Mikel was very influential – He’s a real leader and a personality.
To take one example, he speaks six languages, including Italian, even though he’s never lived in Italy.”
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If that story about refusing an offer for mlkhitarian is correct might that mean he may still have a future with us?
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