Howdy people. This is the last post I’ll write really tired. Unless I’m tired tomorrow. I’ve flown through the night. So forgive the higher than usual amount of typos.
Right. So, I watched the game in the Blind Pig yesterday with a couple of friends. The pub was louder than the ground. Other thing to note… they have a Six Point beer called Henrys Hops (AFTER THIERRY). It’s good beer. Other thing to note, Arsenal on TV in the morning is the perfect excuse to be drunk all day. What a great perk.
The game was fun. We rested key players and we still looked strong. Having a squad at last. What an absolute treat.
We opened the scoring nice and early. 2 minutes early. Theo was played into space by Calum Chambers, he controlled the ball well and fired across goal with a lovely strike.
After that it was the Tomas Rosicky show. He was everywhere proving what a valuable asset he is even at 34 years old. His passing was exciting and flairy (the ‘no look’ pass), he worked hard and he scored a fabulous volled from the edge of the box. He’s such a smart player. He can give you that sort of performance once a week. We should continue to utilise his skills that way for the rest of the year. That type of performance means we can rest Santi. We always have a fantastic option.
Ozil also contributed well to the game. He took his goal well as he fired across the keeper. It’s nice to see him getting game time. He hasn’t lived up to the billing yet, but his body says he committed. He’ll come good and again, he’s another top player you can rotate into games.
Arsenal dozed for two goals that made things a bit tricky towards the end, but I think you have to accept it… a win is a win in a weekend that saw pretty much everyone decent go out of the tournament. It really is ours to lose now. Wouldn’t that be fantastic… back to back FA Cups?
Don’t… I’m getting excited thinking about it!
I really can’t muster much more today. A fantastic FA Cup game. Hopefully we land a nice draw in the next round. Hopefully we kick on in the league. It’s all on the up… it’s a good time to be a Gooner. Enjoy it!