What’s The Problem?
Football is fickle at the best of times and exactly 7 days ago you could forgive Arsenal fans for pessimistic for the forthcoming season. We had failed to register a win on the league over mediocre opposition including Man City, Boro and Aston Villa and our next game was at Old Trafford against an inform Manchester United.
But a convincing win over United last weekend and another win over Sheffield United yesterday the season seems to have been given a new lease of life.
United failed to beat Reading, Liverpool have already lost 2 league games and while Chelski beat Fulham they were less than convincing without the colossal John Terry in the heart of the defence.
Meanwhile William Gallas was running his socks off for the Arsenal cause and popped up with our opening goal with a sweet volley into the top corner – looks like Arsenal has pulled off another transfer coup!
It took over an hour for Arsenal to beat the deadlock against a well-organised and well-drilled Sheffield United team, who obviously worked hard to limit Arsenal space and several of their players infact did individual man-marking jobs.
Thierry looks like he still needs a few games to get into his best form but his cute through-ball was controlled by Cesc who left the ball to William Gallas so smash into the roof of the net.
And once the first goal went in Sheffield United were up against it, and on 70 minutes another run from Titi on the left resulted in a cross that was put into his own net by defender Jagielka for 2-0 and the first home win of the new season.
With 10 minutes to go and with Sheffield United looking to grab a goal Arsenal broke with Eboue charging down the right and placing a great cross into Henry’s path to simply head into the United net and finsh the game at 3-0. An amazing goal from Arsenal’s point of view – a Thierry Henry header, and an accurate cross from Eboue! Whatever next…
Lehmann made a great save from Kabba in the final minutes but Arsenal were well on their way to securing the 3 points.
Next are FC Porto on Tuesday night…