The last time I sat and blogged was a night before the North London Derby. The atmosphere was tensed and poisoned towards an Arsenal loss regarding the over £100m spent by their North London rivals. Spurs had gone on a shopping spree with over 5 new players to the team while Wenger having only his prodigal Flamini and his new yaya, all free.
All sports channels, pundits and even some renowned goners awaited the gloom that would cloud the emirates in the event of a loss to Tottenham. Many keyboard lords must have readied their articles to witch-hunt the gunners as usual, barracking them about their seemingly no activity in the transfer market.
But they were all disappointed because our in-form striker got a beautiful goal in the 23rd minute to put the sword to the white chickens down the lane. A midfield twist-o-play by in-form Ramsey started the build-up. The Welshman laid a pass for Tomas Rosicky who teed up Walcott kept onside by the sloppy spurs defence. A square play got on to Giroud who had timed his run to flick a goal through the tightest of corners.
The rest of the game was a ding-dong affair with Arsenal failing to make use of the numerous scoring opportunities arising from the fast and daring counters. Spurs opted their game but they had no Bale to bail them out. Soldado sought for a penalty, Townsend sent missiles but Szczesny pocketed them, Capoue retired with injury, Lamena was still drinking lemon and AVB wanted to make throw-ins himself.
It was a tense but funny game especially towards the end. The reds were at the back in their numbers with Giroud even saving a goal in the process. Hloris denied Arsenal more goals just as Szczesny kept his side of the bargain.
Giroud won the Man of the Match and the Gunners gave a good account of themselves. Money, we say, can’t buy class. We expected a goal fiesta but who didn’t want a clean sheet? Szczesny even prefers the 1-0 victory to the 5-2 goals galore
I have not kept a clean sheet in a north London derby before, so that was very important for me and it gave us the win here, so I am delighted
Monday: The OZILysis
Still basking in the glory of putting £100m Spuds to the sword, we awaited the acquisition of a “world class player” as Arsene Wenger said in his post match. His smiles to the camera indicated he was on a major coup to usurp a certain normality. We have been linked with Tom, Dick and Harry of the Milky Way but have yet to spend a dime.
Anxiously we waited, I waited. Behold in came a certain Viviano. I thought he was an outfield player but later realized he was to be a backup to the goalies. When I saw his pix, I thought it was our Alumina returning. Since Flamini can return, why can’t he? Welcome Viviano, but would you bench Sir Szczesny? I doubt.
The wait continued, the rumours began to spread and more names were linked. I heard Demba Ba, I cursed. The Madrid trio of Di maria, benzema and Ozil were mentioned, I coughed. Mascherano was named, I sneezed. I waited on @Arsenal on twitter but nothing. The twitter-o-sphere was so tensed with OZIL that my excitement grew in leaps and bounds.
In the long run, Mesut Ozil joined the gunners from Real Madrid and signed a 5 year contract. Everyone is shitting in their pants now. Goonerdaily tells more about the German Machine.
The Great Dane Stays
Arsenal wanted Bendtner to leave, if and only if they acquired another striker. The boss had earlier stated that the Great Dane still had a chance to be a part of the Arsenal. With Arsenal falling to acquire any player from krypton, we had to keep our World Best Striker. Bendtner was on the brink of joining his long lost brother, Chamakh, in Crystal Palace but all is history.
I truly want Bendtner to be a great Arsenal play. I have been his fan since I saw him play for the gunners but have been disappointed with his play often times. Nevertheless, he has the confidence and fears no opposition. With Ozil, Cazorla and Wilshere, Bendtner can score 20 goals in a season, if the Manager plays him
I see him getting more games than our new Yaya, when he is fit. He should work on his fitness and he can bang goals at will. I miss his sliding goals and aerial potency. He is committed to stay and we must give him the chance.
International Break!!! Nigeria must win Malawi on Saturday.
I have to see my Manager. I stole time to mumble this.