What a game – Arsenal with their kids, are losing 2-0 at White Hart Lane and what is the response?
To claw back 2 goals and almost steal the winner!
The first half Arsenal made defensive mistakes to gift Tottenham 2 stupid goals – the first from a mix up between Toure and Almunia (who looked dodgy all night) and the second was an unbelievable mis-kick from Baptista who scored in the wrong goal!
But even by gifting Spurs two goals they couldn’t beat our kids with their first team!
It’s nights like this you can’t help but love football!
But the character and determination yet again shown by Wenger’s kids was frightening and this current Arsenal squad just do not know when they are beaten.
2007 has been a fantastic year for Arsenal and let’s hope their outstanding form continues on Sunday against Bolton in the FA Cup.
Despite being 2-0 away from home and against a daunting crowd Arsenal’s young guns started the second half brightly and Fabregas was fantastic. He was against a 5 man Spurs midfield but still made them look poor, running the midfield and creating numerous chances for Arsenal.
Another surging Fabregas run from midfield just after the hour mark resulted in a smart one-two between Walcott and Baptista for the Brazilan to slot the ball past the helpless Robinson and make the tie 2-1.
Then only 15 minutes later Fabregas had the ball in the centre of midfield and for some crazy reason Spurs stood off him! The young Spaniard literally had so much time and space and he punished accordingly by floating a brilliant ball over the top for the quick Justin Hoyte, who crossed the ball past Robinson (who was in no-man’s land) for The Beast to score his second for Arsenal and to equalise against the odds!
What a comeback in the North London Derby!
And as Arsenal dominated the entire second half Fabregas had a chance to win the game with a header, and so did Walcott who only succeeded in scuffing his shot wide of the near post.
Wenger said he will continue with the kids in the second leg and on this performace you can’t blame him!
The kids will get a lot of praise for the second half performance and they should do, playing so well and with so much confidence against a very strong Spurs side!