Since the turn of the new year, The Arsenal have turned the corner towards ordinary mediocrity. The Newcastle thriller was the last of goals galore and the last of our Premier League wins. we have drawn uselessly and lost to City and Chelsea. we may have beaten Swansea in our FA Cup Replay thanks to Jack’s Pile-driver but we are a shadow of The Arsenal.

Technical hitches have restricted my writings to mere twitter out-pours and outbursts but i have perused the web, viewed the matches from the African continent, and i pity the final outcome of my darling Arsenal. How have the mighty fallen? would we be in Europe? everton, spurs, chelsea are above us; Liverpool is by the corner. gosh. goose pimples.

Bould gave us false hope with a defence that leaked no goals in the first three League encounter; but we have shipped in goals like whatever. Metersacker is too slow, Koscienly is error-prone. Vermaleen is like a sine graph.

when Sagna and Wilshere came back, we expressed hope. but it was a flash in the pain as Sagna has dwindled down the lane of below par performances. His chelsea display is questionable. Jack is still up there but can he do it alone?

Rosicky returned with a man of the match performance at Greece but Wenger alone knows why the little mozart rarely makes the bench. well, they say he is injured but for how long. Diaby was seen as key till we lost our first league came to Chelsea in which the French international didnt finish. yet Abou has caused us more problems returning.

our so called buy of the season, Cazorla has started to be jaded and faded. Giroud shone in November but fails to finish well when needed. Walcott, king of December has scored vital goals. he leads our scoring chart but are we saved yet? Thank goodness he has sign da ting. is Cavani coming? i doubt.

The bitter taste of Chelsea’s run away victory over the gunners hangs in oral system and it has fueled my question of who will bell our guns. we are wet and predictable. Can we start from West Ham and remind them that we are The Arsenal? COYG

In Africa, the highest football tournament kicked off at the weekend. The 29th African Cup of Nations is being held in South Africa. Viewing rights issues still rain in some parts but it has had its share of excitement, surprises and disappointment.

Host, South Africa played a drab draw with debutant Cape Verde while Angola and Morocco fired blanks in group A. In group B, Congo DR clawed back from 2-0 to draw Ghana 2-2; while Mali edged out Niger 1-0. In Group C, defending champions, Zambia were held to a 1-1 draw by 10-men Ethiopia as Nigeria were stunned in the last minute by Burkinafaso to end the game at 1-1. In group D, Gervinho gave Ivory Coast the 3 points as they defeated Togo 2-1, while the North African Derby ended 1-0 in favour of Tunisia over Algeria.


the 2nd round of matches have kicked off. get a glimpse before it rounds up. dont forget Westham’s match today. I hope we make Big sam small.

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