Monday, December 21, 2009

a win for us

it’s been a heck of a time since i posted an entry. i couldn’t do much of writing due to my own laziness. technology is created to enable human being reach higher ground and achieve magnificent results. do i sound a bit childish and irrelevant?; perhaps to some people i write nothing but rubbish but i was actually referring to my phone. nowadays, BIS enables you to receive as well as send email from your phone. by doing so, i can easily send post via email to my BlogSpot, therefore posting is so much easier. but why there is a gap in my time line? oh, my mistake let’s move on shall we?.

okay, let’s get down to business. Arsenal matches have been surrounded  by controversies and injuries, which has not surprised me at all. a penalty claim by Liverpool which was rejected by the ref was an addition to our controversies in the earlier season. i said earlier, other times it would easily have been given but that time the ref hadn’t been able to spot the incident right away. though i could safely say that the win against Liverpool was brilliant result, i wasn’t too sure about our consistency. while most of the fans were enjoying the win and praised our young squad to have been able snatched 3 points from struggling Merseyside club, i had been nothing but cautious. it’s true i don’t make things up. after reading numerous reviews, i had this little feeling deep inside of me saying that our battle isn’t even half done.

fortunately, sorry if i used the wrong word, i had missed the match due to unavailability in local TV program. misery was all i could think of but forgive me if i say this, i was overjoyed knowing that i missed for the best reason. had i been staying up late i would have certainly missed breakfast as well as my morning routine. the result was obnoxious. a draw that certainly drew a lot of criticism and cynicism. most of the media, even Daily Mail blatantly claimed that our league title hope had washed away.

3 days after the match, the boys came out strongly and tamed Hull City at home with satisfying result; it was 3-0 to Arsenal. i won’t dig deep into each of goals and momentums but i will give my view on the match itself. 1st half was half bad and meant to be forgotten. the most remembered moment was when Nasri involved in a huge fight with 2 Hull City players, i can’t name them but they certainly Hull players, which resulted in yellow cards for both players. free kick taken by the sinner but was perfectly blocked off by strong wall outside the area. few minutes before HT, Arsenal were awarded with another free kick. it was similar to our 1st one but this time it was Denilson turn to take it. what a relief, Denilson took the lead by curling a very neat free kick into the corner of Hull’s goal. 1 up, Arsenal had plenty of hugs to share with. 2nd goal was pretty much a walk in the park. Song gave a quality pass to Diaby who was magnificently cross it to unchallenged Eduardo. 2-0 and the home fans were in singing mood again. as minutes passed by Arshavin was more and more isolated up front. none of his team mate had done their job on supplying quality passes he wish for. closing to final whistle, Diaby got his goal by adding 3rd for his team. an inch perfect pass from Arshavin met by Diaby who was calmly blasted the ball into the net, so 3-0 it was.

among the 3 goals, my favorite will be Denilson’s. he had never taken any free kick before but clearly showing great promise by netting a stunning free kick. Beckham might have been jealous if had he been on the field. perhaps, with more practice and amount of work in training he can be as good as RVP. overall, the team played a lot better than they were against Liverpool, i guess playing at home had done the trick, nevertheless we claimed a very important points. with ManU losing its grip against Fulham, Arsenal chance is wide open.

my question is: will we be able to sustain our consistency in order to regain more points we’ve lost and throw Chels out of their #1 seat?. it remains a mystery to me.

update: Chelsea slipped further after only managed to get a draw against West Ham.

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