14/15: Arsenal 2-0 Borussia Dortmund - Yaya Sanogo

Yaya Sanogo got his first competitive goal for Arsenal as the gunners defeated Borrusia Dortmund 2-0 at the Emirates. The big forward grabbed Arsenal’s opener in the 2nd minute before Sanchez scored an R2 in the 57th minute to seal victory.

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The Five:

  1. Sir-No-Goal, Sir-One-Goal

An hour before the encounter with the yellows from Dortmund, the starting line up showed that Yaya Sanogo will lead the line for Arsenal. After misfiring against the Red Devils, Wenger had to depend on a striker that hasn’t opened an Arsenal goal account to lead the battle against Klopp’s BVB. And to everyone’s surprise, Yaya Sanogo grabbed his first goal in the 2nd minute of the game to set the tone for the victory. The goal was so important especially seeing that the gunners wasted similar early chances against Manchester United some days ago. This goal will indeed boost the striker’s confidence. Hopefully, he will be the beast he is trolled to be.

  1. Sanchez Continues

Sanchez curls his 57th minute strike between two Dortmund defenders to double his side's lead

Alexis Sanchez’s 57th minute goal is a beauty to watch. It is like playing PES 2015 on cheat mode on PS. How this Chilean continues to grow in every gooner’s heart is unimaginable. The 25 year old has now scored 13 goals in 20 Arsenal games. You just feel Sanchez will save Arsenal if they need a goal. Hopefully, he keeps up the workrate and stay injury free.

  1. Cazorla’s Best Game of The Season.

Cazorla have been poor this season and have been on the end of some fans bashing in recent weeks. The ambidextrous twinkle feet Spaniard was awesome last night. Two superb assists indicates his best performance so far this season. With a low center of gravity and high intelligence, Santi mesmerized Dortmund, sending them to the cleaners for pick up his laundries while he drove away toward their goal. He must continue at this level to help Arsenal get vital result. Wenger just keep playing you until your shit turns gold. Most probably my man of the match.

  1. Arsenal and Injury.

Captain Arteta was solid throughout the game, neutralizing attacks upon attacks and even had to grab a yellow for his worries. But he added to Wenger’s worries when he signified to the bench to be subbed off. The former Everton midfielder is the preferred option to the defensive midfield role with Flamini a barking general and Coquelin an out-of-favour Corporal.  His injury may bring back Arsenal to the pre-Manchester United-match era. Sanogo even hobbled off with an hamstring injury. Wenger will need to tinker is lineup to bring the best out the team. Wilshere’s injury against Manchester united will keep the young off the game for about 3 months. Hope he learns. Hope we learn. We need to banish these injury demons. Thank goodness Giroud came back earlier than expected. The work of Shad Forsthye?

  1. Good Game, Better Result.

A worker deserves his wages. Arsenal got less than they worked for against United as they lost a game they were in total dominance. In sincerity, the gunners played well against the Devils but were punished for few errors. Against Dortmund, everything went well: We converted our first chance (Sanogo), we closed down the opposition, the defence made Immobile and his gang immobile, the attack had their defenders breathing through their pants, we got the second goal, Martinez got his saves, Arsenal kept a clean sheet, we are through to the knockout stage.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is tackled by Gibbs during the Champions League Group D clash

The possibility of finishing first is very slim but we must continue with this momentum and get our acts together. For now, the critics looked to have been silenced but they are waiting for another chance. I was impressed with the team last night.