Come on, admit it, you bloody loved that. The kids are back, Arsenal reserves are finally an interesting group of players, and this feels very much like the youth sides of peak banter years.
Smith Rowe scored one and had a second disallowed. The goal that stood came after Nketiah chased down a lost cause, his strike against the keeper fell fortuitously for SR who placed his shot past the last man on the line.
Our second came from a soft penalty, Ramsey making the most out of some clumsy contact. The Welshman placed his penalty perfectly after a slow run up.
Our third came from Joe Willock. The rare starter received a well crafted Elneny pass, he worked his way to the edge of the Vorskla box and slotted home a well crafted shot.
The team played well. They made Vorskla look like a pub team. They did the job. It was so easy for the boys, Emery had the chance to blood Zech Medley, Bukayo Sako and Charlie Gilmour. What a night for them. I mean, cold, damp and empty was the vibe, but regardless, it was important for them to land a run in a real competition.
So, what we know is only one player who has a chance of playing at the weekend started, and that was Rob Holding. So our players have had a whole week of rest. Time at home. Lots of sleep. A chance to recharge.
Spurs on the other hand had to slug it out with Inter Milan.
Advantage Arsenal heading into the NLD. We’re the most aggressive runners in the league this season. Spurs will have heavy legs. Sure, they have more quality, but I’d fancy us to give them a run for their money this weekend.
BIG GAME AHEAD!
Right, that’s me done. Well done Emery. 18 games unbeaten is epic. Almost as epic as me fixing the comments.
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