Saturday, 15 January 2011

Clinical from the first eleven

As many of us have started to realise, there is very little wrong with our first eleven, and this was again evident in our comfortable 3-0 win away at West Ham. We controlled the game and although West Ham had the odd chance, they never really got into the game, the absence of Scott Parker playing a role in this of course.

Robin Van Persie is looking sharp, his movement and aggression contrasted with Bendtner's lethargy in midweek, Nasri and Walcott sparkled on the flanks, Cesc purred in midfield. Wilshere was instrumental, controlling things with some slide rule left footed passing and never resting, always harrying the opposition as it is so important to do. Song was solid as ever. Djourou didn't have his best game, a tad sloppy at times, Szczesny's immense presence having to rescue him from a poor back pass in the first half, Koscielny was steady, Clichy decent, Eboue good offensively but a little suspect defensively.

This eleven is now picking itself, our main problem will be getting some of the players outside this group to come in and add a bit of extra when needed, the Bendtners, the Arshavins, the Denilsons need to start doing more than they currently are. The goals today were excellent, summing up the incisiveness of our general play, RVP's deadly right footed finish from Theo's perfect centre, RVP returned the favour for Theo who was alive and finished neatly having reacted quicker than the defender, then RVP's clinical penalty after Theo had been chopped down by Wayne Bridge. It was the Theo and Robin show today, and I cannot grumble, I enjoyed virtually every minute.


10K Lakes Gooner said...

Clinical is exactly the right word! The lads put in a great shift today and from the off snuff out what little fight West Ham had in them. As ever, an early goal to the good makes all the difference in the world. Today's performance set in stone for me that Denilson is really the anchor that drags this team down. The fluidity, creativity and and quick passing game were all back with Denny on the bench.

Danish Gooner said...

We still spurn to many great chances.It is now official,Wenger will have to run Fabregas,Nasri and VanPersie in to the ground between now and May otherwise we will be looking at another trophyless season.

Sam said...

Danish Gooner

What is it with you and your ultra negative bitching? 3 nill away from home, london derby and you are whining and moaning as usual.

You need to lighten up. Why do you even bither following football, you have absolutely no idea what its all abput.

Weird as fuck.