Didn’t you just love it when Cesc deliberately got himself booked, so he only misses the Wigan at home game? What a warrior!
Well I have to say I was very surprised at Wenger’s team selection, in fact I was staggered, we played 4-5-1 in our last two matches and draw, he says ‘I made a mistake’ and then we play Reading and he does it again!
For the first half that we totally dominated we had nothing to show for it, apart from a Flamini goal that was more down to him and his steamroller style of ‘give me the fucking ball’ than tactics, I thought it was a mistake, Reading had eleven behind the ball and weren’t coming out.
Every time we passed back to Almunia, he side footed to a defender, which showed how many forwards they had up front. I also thought we were trying to pass it into the net and found myself joining with the pub crowd and shouting ‘shooooooot’ although I am being critical, and I know I’m becoming a spoilt bastard, we were, absolutely in control and played fantastic football, I just hate 4-5-1 though.
It was good to see Adebayor score at last, he was unlucky in the first couple of minutes and he thoroughly deserved his passed in shot. Hleb only scored because he had no-one else to pass to, but it was a great goal all the same.
My point being we could have won 10 nil, we were so good we should have had more shots, and more players on the pitch that can shoot.
I thought he left it way to late when he bought the rub-a-dubs on.
Still we won and did it convincingly, I really think this could be our season, and the nonchalant way Cesc got himself booked was better than the goals, that kid is class, pure class.
I expect Diarra rather the Denilson will take his place in the middle, but long gone are the days when I winced at the subs bench, we have class coming out of every pore, oh it’s great to be an Arsenal fan.