So we had Ignasi Miquel again and we had newcomer Henderson on the left wing, not sure why as he’s a midfielder, but there you have it, the interesting way we pick a team.
I like Miquel and think he’ll make it, he looks like a proper centre back.
We scored early on when Rosicky went on a run down the left, accidently passed it through the legs of the Orient defender and Chamakh slid it in the left corner.
A goal is a goal and hopefully Chamakh can now push on.
The second came shortly after, Gibbs crossed and Bendtner headed high and it looped into the back of the net, great finish as the cross was more of a lob and he got a lot on it.
The third just before half time was a mistake seized upon by Bendtner and he turned inside and hit one, it bounced twice as it bent into the far right hand corner.
He celebrated like he’d scored two against a first division side at home as a third choice striker who’s leaving at the first opportunity, need I say more, one of the few players that can score a goal and not look like he cares a shite.
Why on earth Manuel Almunia is captain when Rosicky was on Sunday is a mystery, but Eboue and Denilson are truly crap, at least Almunia plucked a corner out of the air like we always hoped he would, better late than never Manuel!
Diaby made some good runs and it’s nice to see him before he has a thigh strain and goes missing for a few weeks, bless, he does look tired.
There were massive gaps all over the ground, it was good of the announcer tell the crowd there are 60,180 of them watching.
The second half began the same as the first, on top, Denilson showed his two sides early on, the first his shite side, the gormless no idea what to do side, then he had a shot, the other side, he can hit the ball and I don’t know why he doesn’t do that more often, oh it was easily saved by the way.
Soon after Diaby goes round three players and misses an open goal, ho hum!
Gibbs went around 2 players and landed a penalty as Nasri comes on for Rosicky, you never saw a player hit it so quick! He thought Nasri was going to have it! Well done Nikki B, first Arsenal hatrick since Ian Wright against Yeovil in 1993, 18 years ago, wow, the year we won the FA Cup! Omen??? Still at least it made the big Dane smile.
He sure as hell wasn’t when Chamakh scored the first! So Wilshere and Clichy on for Diaby and Bendtner, Diaby though made 69 passes that all found an Arsenal player.
Why does this ill educated bell end of a commentator keep calling Miquel Miguel?
Still can’t work out why he took Bendtner off and left Chamakh on, after all Bendtner got the hatrick didn’t he?
Well the 5th goal was scored by Gael Clichy, a rocket from 20 yards, was that his first goal? No, I’m just reminded his first was in 2008 against Stoke City.
We won and I’m delighted, but we ought to have won, it was Leyton Orient, had I had the choice I would have taken the Carling Cup on Sunday, as I said it was great, a big win and we are through, but winning tonight doesn’t feel as good as Sunday felt bad, and still does.
I don’t think they has a single shot in 90 minutes. Sorry, 90 minutes 40 seconds Almunia had his first shot and tipped it around the post.
Have a great day Grovers, next up in the cup, the Mancs away, easy peasy lemon squeezy!
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