Eduardo Would Have Killed Off Roma Last Night

Arsenal (1) – (0) AS Roma
Van Persie (37′)
The Emirates Stadium, London

Most people didn’t know what to expect before watching the game last night, but I knew Arsenal would be up for this one. The performances in the league haven’t been terrible, it’s just that we can’t put the ball in the net – like against Sunderland for instance.

We wasted chance after chance.

Eboue and Bendtner were guilty of the worst misses, and throughout the game I wondered if Arsene actually practised shooting in training, because the finishing really was shocking.

No-one watching the game would have argued if we won the game 4-0. The chances were that clear cut.

And if Eduardo was available last night Roma would have been dead and buried. Apart from Van Persie, Eduardo is the only player I would be confident in scoring if presented with a half-decent chance. Everyone else just can’t shoot.

And that might really come back to haunt us if Roma nick an early goal in the second leg.

Football is a funny game, and despite our dominance you wouldn’t be surprised if they still managed to get through. And quite frankly that’s criminal considering how sh*te they defended last night. Roma must have celebrated well into the night after last night’s game – for them to still be well in the tie beggars belief.

At least we kept another clean sheet.

Transfer Deadline Day: All Eyes On Arse Shavings

Well still no news on Andrei Arshavin.

At least today ends all the tedious speculation on the Russian. No-one knows if he’ll end up at Arsenal and according to the BBC officials are saying that they might extend the transfer window because of the snowy conditions.

That’s all we need!

I’d rather just know if he was coming or not.

Do I think he’ll come to Arsenal? God knows. I’ve tried not to read too much about the whole saga but I’ve read (as I’m sure you have) that there seems to be disputes among Arshavin’s agent and Zenit over money. It wouldn’t surprise me if Wenger and Arsenal left it last minute to force their hand and seal the deal at the 11th hour.

But we’ll have to wait and see.

In my last post I wrote that I hope we don’t see any signings in the transfer window, but now I hope I’m wrong. Over the last couple of months it’s obvious this group of players need a boost to kick start their season.

Because 4th spot is in serious doubt.

Anyway, I’ll update with news here if I hear anything from the various news channels, but don’t expect too much.