Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sk Sturm Graz 0-3 Arsenal, It's the Nasri show

On a day Eduardo da Silva completed his move to Ukraine giants Shakhtar Donetsk, his ex team-mates kept the flag flying with another pre-season win at Graz, Austria.

The focus is surely gunner be on Samir Nasri. Thank goodness the erstwhile France coach Raymond Domenech, afforded him a rare opportunity of enjoying a long summer break during a World Cup year.

I consider it stressful blogging with a mobile phone. Although I watched a couple of the match's highlights on youtube, I still think I'm not in the best position to comment fully on the Match, but what I know and can confirm is that Arsenal won by 3 goals to nil, another impressive scoreline by any standard given the fact that we played away from home.

The likes of Emmanuel Frimpong and Jack Wilshere successfully dictated the match proceedings from their midfield stronghold, and Thomas Vermaelen slept very well; I hear he was handed the captain's armband for the first time in his Arsenal career, believe me those are signs of good things to come.

Samir Nasri, put the Gunners in front with just 16 minutes played via a sublime effort. The Frenchman reprised his attacking role 27 minutes later with a free-kick that flew perfectly into the top left-corner of Sturm's net. Youngster Henry Lansbury, ensured the victory's safety in the second half after he took advantage of Emmanuel Thomas' brilliant set up to score the team's third of the night.