Good morning friends of Le Grove, Arsenal blog to the working class masses of yesteryear. Welcome to Tuesday, a day famous for match previews… and Monday night match reviews. Not today though. Why? Because there’s no match tomorrow and there was no match yesterday.
So what shall we talk about? How about corruption in the game? Yeah, sounds like a good start…
Good morning! Welcome to the first day of the working week. Unless of course you don’t work. Which might be sad, because you are unemployed. Or it might be joyous, because you’re a child and your country doesn’t allow child labour. Thank your lucky charms, or, if you’re a poor child, rue the fact that those children are getting paid in mad amounts of football shirts.
Onto the post today. After Graham Hunter told the world Arsenal merely pulled the Monreal deal forward, Pelligrini has come out and given a different story.
Playing Stoke is a trying 90 minutes for most teams in the Premier League. They’re the last of a dying breed, the final remnants of an era led by Sam Allardyce and his brutal football regime. Things aren’t quite as easy as they used to be. Thugging your way to three points is becoming increasingly difficult in a league that has seen an influx of teams who actually want to play the game.
Stoke lined up like the team who were in fear yesterday. Breaking into our half was not something they were particularly interested in and as a result, we dominated possession and had the best chances. It wasn’t an easy afternoon. Stoke really know how the park the bus, what I would say is that the timid score was more down to some exceptional keeping and some very off the boil finishing over a stoic display of tactical defensive mastery.