Moving on is harder than I expected, especially after losing a game to a Mourinho-less form-less Chelsea at home, thus losing the opportunity to return to the top of the table.
This is a Chelsea that are 14th on the log, shared points with Everton, Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion and beaten by Leicester City. The gunners could not muster more than a shot on goal. When last did Arsenal score a league goal against Chelsea?
Every match, something stupid happens. It is either the referee looks the other way or his judgement is questioned. Too many times, the Gunners play like they are under a spell and a red card to a Gunner is always on the cards. I will need to drop a good wager for the next of such fixture with a high expectation of a red card to one of Arsene’s boys. In the games that we were 11 at the end of game, we have always played better against Chelsea.
Sometimes I wonder what experience is. Do we ever learn from them? Do we derive joy in repeating same thing every year that produces poor result? We had two experience centre backs but we allowed Costa to reign. Would Cech make the save if Per let Costa go? We had an experienced defensive midfielder but he was seen more at Chelsea’s post fluffing chances. I miss Coquelin and Cazorla.
The man that captained the team was a joke on his 10th year anniversary. It was as if he had learnt nothing over the years. He only made up the number, lost so many balls that evening with little or no presence in the Chelsea box. Where was Walcott? Flamini was found more in the box than that Englishman. Monreal was frustrated. Nobody to find in the box. Bellerin did his part.
Why was Giroud subbed off? What was Walcott doing on the pitch? What of El Neny? Who am I? Definitely not Wenger. I am a Nigerian gooner and it hurts to lose in such fashion. In the last 10yrs, we have won just 5 games against Chelsea.
No matter how hurt you feel in football, there is a reason to move on. Enyimba ended the 1st phase of the Super Four with a 2-0 win over Warri Wolves. The Super Eagles of Nigeria need just a point to progress to the quarter finals of the African Nations Championship. They play Guinea today. Watch out for Chikatara.
Time to watch a replay of Chelsea 3-5 Arsenal.