Arsenal Win At The Emirates!
A good night all round for Arsenal in Europe and in The Premiership.
The Gunners beat Dynamo Zagreb 2-1 last night and won the tie 5-1 on aggregate – although it was Dynamo who took the lead through de Silva on 12 minutes.
Arsenal are going to take a few games to settle at their new home and we haven’t lost there yet which is the most important thing.
It was an average performance from Arsenal and nothing more really. Robin Van Persie in particular stood out as he displayed his impressive skills and a brilliant pirouette on 26 minutes created a chance from an acute angle which was saved by Dynamo keeper Carlos Santos de Jesus (what a name!).
And only a minute earlier van Persie was denied a goal when his shot was amazingly deflected by Cvitanovic onto the bar and over the goal! Crazy stuff!
But with 13 minutes remaining, Freddie latched onto a Van Persie freekick to head Arsenal the equaliser. And then on 90, Mathieu Flamini who looked like a left back playing in central midfield, grabbed the winner to give Arsenal their first competitive win at the Emirates.
I didn’t know any of The Premiership scores until I watched Match of the Day last night – and was I shocked!
Chelski were winning 1-0 with only 10 minutes to go when Boro came back and scored a couple of goals to give the Russians their first defeat of the season.
Alan Hansen made a good point about how Chelski looked particularly vulnerable from crosses as that’s how Boro managed to scored their goals. Chelski would probably look more solid with William Gallas instead of Ricardo Carvalho at the back wouldn’t they?
Apparently Jose Mourinho was absolutely livid last night. Good news all round then!
Manchester United looked impressive yet again with an easy 3-0 win over Charlton. From the highlights Scott Carson made some good saves and United hit the woodwork at least 5 times so the scoreline could have been much worst for the home team.
Hopefully The Premiership race will be a bit closer this season!