Saturday, March 6, 2010

Fabregas came, saw, equalled Pires' record and left injured

Ever since the Gunners decided to chart their own course, after
suffering back to back defeats to Chelsea and Manchester United. The
League has and is still experiencing what can be likened to an

And I'm glad we're doing it the hard way and fortunately for us also,
we are gradually restoring parity.
We've been clamouring for a team that isn't scared of conceding for
the mere sake of their inability to strike back.
The unresolving character the lads are displaying is the catalyst
that has energised and increased their ability to hit back (playing
beautifully) when bullied.
Last week is a fresh example and the same attitude was evident at the
Emirates today.

Arsenal decreased Burnley's survival options as they survived a
second-half scare to confine Burnley to the Epl relegation zone.

Captain fantastic had a great game as usual, kick-started the
proceedings via a sublime finish and left the pitch with a smile of
The Club has since issued an official statement on the midfielder's injury.
"He has a hamstring problem and we don't know how big the damage is
yet because it is too early. We'll see tomorrow or monday.
We have to make a late decision over whether he plays on Tuesday,
certainly. It is the same hamstring (he hurt against Aston Villa
earlier in the season)."

The Gunners displayed maturity and courage when it mattered and showed
no trace of the "Eduardo situation".
However, they made a few mistakes. Emmanuel Eboue was the unlucky
culprit as his clearance was headed back by Leon Cort enabling Nugent
to embarass both the defence and the goalkeeper. To hand Burnley a
temporary lifeline.

Walcott is steadily finding his rhythm and when he does, like he did
today you can definately expect nothing less than a World class finish
that can only be matched by Andrey Arshavin's last gasp strike.
The youngster has been the subject of hasty criticism following his
below par performance during England's international friendly against
Egypt which they eventually won.

At least he has created some space for himself with his performance today.

Tonight's worst performer is none other than Nicklas Bendtner - he's
capable of doing wonders when he's in the mood, especially with his
head but I don't think the same can be said of his legs.
His awful finishing quickly reminds me of Thierry Henry, if not Van
Persie trademark finishes.
The youngster's finishing is unacceptable, he lacks the ability to
deliver the killer punch. Worst of all his speed is nothing to write
home about as well as his recovery rate. Wenger has to inject a bit of that magic (I don't care how he does it) but it's pertinent Bendtner improves, our title hopes might rest on the youngster's inexperienced shoulders.

Even though, victory was ours for the taking credit has to be given to
Burnley, they've shown they can contain the Big Boys. But I'm afraid
they've to do better than that if they don't want to be switching
places with a more adventourous Championship side come May.