The smile CANNOT be wiped off my face; uh-uh, nope, nada.
We saw our beloved signing show us what he can do today despite his illness, his impact was instant; imagine if he’s fully fit with all ten toes in place…OMFB! (Oh. My. Friggin. Bergkamp!)
That goal by Giroud had the orchestration of Handel’s ‘Messiah‘ behind it. Gibbs’ long ball sublimely controlled by the ‘Handel-ic’ first touch of The Wizard of Özil and then his magical second touch led to a pass to Giroud (Geerrrooo) who slotted in our first goal of the match.
After that, everything else was a blur, that is, until the 67th minute (When Rambo drew second blood.)
Theodore James Walcott, and I use his full name here because I am upset that he missed so many chances to score, the lad’s game needs to evolve, maybe it’s the stress from internationals. Özil will start to look ordinary if we don’t have strikers that can convert, that’s the truth; his job is to create ‘Handel-ic’ melody with strikers that convert, period.
And then there was the defence.
Great result, albeit with some pretty concerning defending.
— Arse2Mouse (@arse2mouse) September 14, 2013
It seems to me that without the BFG aka Per, our defence is a tad shambolic. For a good 20 minutes or so, Sunderland had us at the edge of our seats; it was unnerving to say the least. You know that moment when the whole team switches off? That moment when the ghosts of 8 trophy-less seasons past turn off the switch one player after the other? Yeah, that’s the one.
Rambo shone like a million bling-blings as he put the goal of the Sunderland-ers to the sword in the 67th and 76th minutes respectively.
Kosc has to be more composed in his tackles, he made another unnecessary mistake which cost us like in the Aston Villa game. Also, I hope we keep this form going and we learn from this and buy another striker like or better than Giroud, one who can convert.
Here’s a short post from @YBindi, he kinda saw the future with Ramsey before the Sunderland game.
One player who is enjoying his football despite Arsenal’s poor start to the EPL is Aaron Ramsey; he has shown what hard work can do.
Here was a player who had the fans on his neck at the start of last season alongside Sagna (whom many blame for below par performances), is now a fans favourite. A couple of years ago, he was like a young maiden who had a lot of suitors after his signature but Arsenal FC was the lucky groom.
He showed glimpses of what he was made off with some performances but then came that horrible injury at Stoke City, as seen on DX3 (DirecTV), thanks to Ryan Showcross.
So many people wrote him off believing that he would never get back to his best and that the boss should sell him off alongside Diaby. But, the boss had faith in him and kept playing him even when the fans were against his inclusion in our starting 11.
However, a game at West-ham last season changed the whole story with a 5 star performance. When the fans were urging Wenger to sign Diame from West-ham to help solve the defensive problem in the middle, Ramsey rose to the occasion and this is because of his zeal, determination and hard work A name on everybody’s lips at the Emirates