I watched the game full of anticipation and to be honest a little excitement. Our new boys started with Cazorla, Giroud and Podolski all looking very impressive.
Cazorla, although short looks like he will be the player we have always wanted, like Cesc but without the shite DNA.
Giroud could have scored 3 if not for the acrobatics of their keeper and although Podolski started slowly, he came into it when he stepped up to take the penalty, sending the keeper the wrong way.
After that he looked the player Robin was crying out for last season.
Then halfway through the second half Robin came on and I heard a few boos. Bad form boys, that’s just the sort of thing that will send him packing, Robin if you are reading this the vast majority of fans want you to stay.
What was apparent in the second half was Chamakh is complete rubbish, Song we really don’t need and Diaby needs a lot more practice.
Yes we won comfortably against a team last year that we didn’t, 4 zip is a good score anywhere, 4 nil away is even better, but with 12 odd changes I was absolutely delighted.
If we can get in that DM we so sorely need and keep Robin, I can see us getting better and better this season.
What really pleased me apart from the potential of Podolski, Giroud and Cazorla was the first goal, it had Bould and Graham all over it, a flick on at the near post from a corner, taken be whom? Yes that’s right, Cazorla them bam in the back of the net from Vermaelen!
I think we need to sort out Robin fast, if he’s staying great, if not then we need to replace (who was glad to hear Wenger say Giroud and Podolski weren’t replacements?) him with a player of equal standing, that or get Martinez in and show the fans we mean business and spend the money, all of it.
Before anyone asks, yes I did write this post and no I haven’t been kidnapped.
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That’s it for today Grover’s, Rory won the USPGA followed by 3 Englishmen, the Olympics saw us finishing 3rd at the best ever games. Let’s hope it’s an omen for this coming season.