A weekend without an Arsenal game is like walking through the Sahara desert without water. Monday night football has its peculiarities because it is usually the last of the weekly puzzle.
Two well taken goals from Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud gave Arsenal a 2-0 first half lead before Yaya Toure reduced the margin with few minutes to end of the game to provide a nervy end to the clash.
The gunners survived the late onslaught from the Citizens to secure all 3 points to go 4 points clear off City and 2 points behind Leicester City.
Mesut Ozil stood out once more grabbing the two assists for Arsenal taking his season’s league tally to 15. He looks very certain to burn down Thierry Henry’s 20 assists record in a season. The two goals were superb and maybe the Gunners could have been 4-0 up if Campbell and Ramsey converted their chances.
Campbell has improved so well. You can see his drive to tackle and win balls. His defensive game is really covering Bellerin up. Flamini continues his unbeaten run at the Emirates while Koscielny made Aguero wish he didn’t return from Injury.
On the sandy side of Nigeria, the Sand Eagles failed to regain their Copa Lagos title from the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire. The Elephants went home with their 2nd Copa Lagos trophy after finishing top of the round robin with 9 points. This 5th edition also featured clubs like Barcelona, Kano Pillars and Shooting Stars with the Pepsi Academy.
The Nigerian clubs are preparing for next season, especially those that will participate in the CAF club competitions. Transfers have started and camps have resumed. Hopefully, they return home with at least a trophy.
And to the sacked one, you can read this letter by a Chelsea fan to the egocentric bad loser or you can check out Goonerdaily’s summary of his rise from being the special one to being the sacked one. I hear he is joining Manchester United soon. Are the Red Devils really interested in going down that lane?