Sanchez stole 3 points from the Stadium of Light just like he has borne the gunners on his tireless wings flying over poor performances and giving the fans a silver lining to the stormy clouds of a below par team.
With no League cup action for the gunners, Manchester City was a joy to watch as Alan Pardew’s Newcastle progressed to the quarter final at the Etihad. Balotelli finally got his Liverpool goal and Chelsea scrapped past Shrewsbury. Pelle continued his mad form for Southampton and Sanchez inevitably won the Arsenal player of the month with over 90% of the votes.
My major highlight for the midweek was from Indonesia:
Indonesian clubs PSS Sleman and PSIS Semarang are disqualified from the country’s first division play-offs for scoring five own goals.
Sleman win the game 3-2, but a committee decided both sides attempted to lose in order to avoid a semi-final match with Borneo FC, a club rumoured to be backed by a local mafia.
The game was scoreless until the 86th minute before Sleman score two own goals in quick succession, Semarang then score three own goals and lose the tie.
Wellington’s work permit, Nigeria’s footballing game of thrones, the Nigerian Premier league, the astroturf FIFA WWC in Canada summed up the midweek for me.
ICYMI: Nigeria won the 2014 AWC in Namibia as they defeated Cameroun 2-0. Desire Oparanozie emerged highest goal scorer with Azizat Oshoala the best player of the tournament.
As for Arsenal, it is time for Burnley. Will Walcott feature? Are we hoping on the razor on Sanchez’s teeth?