Sod the useless Lee Mason, sod the Everton manager David Moyes who seemed intent on diverting attention away from his team's surrendering of a lead by throwing wild accusations around about Cesc Fabregas, sod the pathetic commentators who seem to have one rule for Arsenal players and another for the team that keep fouling them, sod the lot of them. I am sure the headlines will ignore the fact that this was a great team fightback against the odds, a team that was unfairly one goal behind after a shocking piece of officiating.
Everton played well and made things difficult for us, I wouldn't have expected anything else. Still there was more than a massive slice of luck involved in their first 'goal'. Saha was miles offside, about four yards or so when the ball was played. Koscielny tried to acrobatically intercept the ball and got the slightest of touches on it, bizarrely the hare brained officials must have deemed this touch by Koscielny to be a deliberate pass, a clear misinterpretation of a shit rule that never needed changing in the first place. Some rather retarded pundits seemed to think that this decision could be justified, anyone with half a grey cell can appreciate that this was a first degree howler, an truly appalling piece of decision making. Overall Mason's performance was breathtaking for all the wrong reasons, the 'holic has summarised his ineptitude nicely.
Anyway enough of the negative, on with the positive, to come back from this cruel setback took a lot of guts, determination and two well taken goals. It was fantastic to see the little Russian Andrei Arshavin neatly tuck home the first with his right peg after a poorly directed Rodwell header, he has been trying very hard of late, there has been no lack of effort, it would be great to see him take off now and use this as a launchpad. The second came unusually from a set piece, a great whipped in delivery from RVP's left foot and a thumping Koscielny header. We then shut the game down solidly.
As I said earlier it is inevitable that the media will focus on Moyes' wild ramblings, interestingly Arsene has denied that Cesc even spoke to the referee in the tunnel, strangely the media are rather quiet on this and much louder on one losing man's 'claims'. It is also strange how the media routinely ignore the foul mouthed abuse given to referees by the players of certain other big clubs, mentioning no specific names of course.
Winning last night was massive, with Manu and Chelsea both picking up three points it was absolutely crucial. If we are going to wrestle the title from 'boring, boring' Manure then we will have to put a wonderful run together, we cannot afford to lose many more games. The injuryt to Song is a slight concern and one wonders whether a certain Mr Lansbury is near a recall from Norwich. Anyway a well done to the players for showing such spirit and fight, for not giving up hope when it would have been easy to do so. Come on you Gunners.