The wheels go round, the unbeaten run continues and Burnley have been calmly dispatched. A good day all round. I will dare to predict that the media report a la Cardiff and concentrate on Burnley's weaknesses rather than our excellent performance. I won't tire you with a detailed match report, there are many other places you can read to your fill on this front, what I will do is tire you with my own boring and biased opinion.
The team is playing much more like a team, we are working harder and the morale appears better than earlier on this season when we were in so called 'crisis'. Gibbs and Djourou had solid enough games at the back, Gibbs in particular impresses me more and more with each appearance, he really looks to have the quality needed, he also has a great ability to time and win important tackles. Fabianski did all he did well in goal.
The combination of Diaby and Song worked well in the middle, in particular Song had a very decent game, he intercepted well and broke up play effectively while distributing the ball well. Arshavin is adapting fast and looking fitter, even comrade Eboue had a good game, capping it with a very well worked third goal.
As always with football, if you take your chances at the important moments you invariably win games, and we need to continue in this vein if we are to win some silverware this year. Eduardo has that divine ability to put the ball in the net, his majestic finish with a cheeky heel flick demonstrated just what he adds to our attack. Vela looked more at home up front, he made some excellent runs and his impudent finish capped a fine performance.
The bottom line is that we're still in the running for two big cups and with some key players coming back at just the right time, the momentum is starting to gather. Theo is back, Eduardo is back, let's just hope we can keep everyone else fit. So next up it's Chelsea at Wembley, a tough game, but we're not afraid of Chelsea, they'll be much more afraid of our attacking players than we will be of theirs. Come on you Gunners.