The big event. Liverpool and their asinine/continued self-belief in their own worth. I would say that football fan-wise, outside of my Arsenal friends, the majority are both Liverpool supporters and Irish. This leads to very one-way conversations, the majority of which I do not enjoy. In a way, I guess I was fortunate to be out of town this last weekend and not have to listen to their plaintive bawling but every once it a while its nice to watch a game in relative silence.
The game was never in question in my mind. Liverpool played about as crap as their jerseys looked. Brendan Rodgers looked like the Willem Defoe/Devil character in the new Mercedes-Benz commercials. I thought Rosicky and Cazorla bossed the midfield, denying possession and Sagna was solid in cleaning up as always (Can someone please get this guy a contract extension???). This game reiterates why I’m glad we didn’t sign Suarez. Beyond the divey bastard part, he can be shut down very effectively by a quick center-half which Koscielny is.
Both goals for the Gunners we excellently taken and nothing to sneeze at, even if Liverpoo were exactly that, poo as far as both maintaining position, chasing the game and changing the tempo after they were so thoroughly dominated in the first half. Sczchesny had a couple of ‘Mad Jens’ moments but still managed to keep the clean sheet so I suppose that can be excused for now, but perhaps not in the long term. I hope Gibbs is healthy for Dortmund mid-week, but Monreal is more than decent cover and Gibbo could probably use a little rest all things considered, his injury record especially.
Arteta covered amicably for Flamini but calling a spade a spade, Liverpool were outmatched. Gerard looked like me, and trust me that is not a compliment. Having Flamini back for ManUre will be a huge boost and allow for some additional squad rotation which looks like it’s becoming more necessary as the weeks progress. Fingers crossed for Wednesday and favorable results elsewhere. And then it’s United. I’m just glad Moyes is a feckless troll, otherwise I might worry.
And just remember gooners…
A CANNON BEATS A CHICKEN EVERY TIME!!!
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