Is it over? Has he… blown the whistle? He has? Thank fuck. That was terrifying, those 90 minutes put a downer on my whole day, until the whistle was blown. Thank you Arsenal. Not only have you given more than I can recall amount of heart attacks, you also make me sit through laggy Arabic streams.
So, to the game.
Sunderland have a piss poor defence, so I was quietly hopefully pre-game. And from the off Walcott was already causing major problems down the wing and cutting in, I was enjoying myself very early on for once. Speed forward 30 minutes and the first goal was scored, thanks to our lovely Spanish magician ‘Cathorla’. Wilshere beats three men with such unbelievable ease I laughed a little. The ball played to Walcott who shimmers across the box and lays it to Santi to smack home, the joy.
The second half was horrid.
Sunderland obviously found our weakness. Play football around our box. The pressure was unrelentless and the sending off of Jenks didn’t really help our cause. We did naturally miss countless chances. The game could of been 5-0, but no, we chose today to be selfish in front of goal. Sunderland pushed and pushed, but Sagna wasn’t having any of it, nor was Sir Chesney. Going into the 90th minute, I slowly saw tears dropping down my face when the 4 minutes injury time was announced. Arsenal once more sat back and defended and cleared and defended and cleared, vice versa. The joy was clear as soon as the whistle was blew, Sagna looked like an Alien popped out of his chest as he screamed and punched the air. I slowly pulled myself off the floor and told myself it’d be okay.
Anyway, if someone genuinely has a problem with this result, then go support United or some shit cause that was glorious in its own right. Not only was it a superb defensively display, but that’s two clean sheets in a row. This clean sheet with a particularly shit make shift defence.
Sagna was an absolute don at center back. His form has been a bit up and down this season. Mostly down. He looked so calm and composed at the back, won headers against players twice his bloody size, and never looked like a nervous reck. With our difficult injury problems at the back, it looks like we have someone to look to.
The front line looked strong and threatening for most of the game, unless we were pinned back in our half that is. Giroud looked strong with build up play, and probably should of scored more a few bloody times. Walcott was always looking like a problem for Sunderland, and was hugely unlucky to see his effort bounce back off the post.
Wilshere was ‘precautionary’ brought off after a one two went wrong. Cazorla already haven scored and looked brilliant thus far, took over the attacking role. When the team did have the ball he did look great on either foot, and the pass he played to Walcott before he hit the post, WOOF.
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this, back to back clean sheets. I have no right to complain! Let’s hope Wilshere’s alright though..