Hope you’ve had a good weekend folks
What a good weekend it was for the Arsenal fans – as the Gunners romped to a 3-0 win over Cardiff City and a couple of our title chasing rivals also dropped points along the way. As for our competitors, Liverpool were beaten 3-1 by Hull City at the Tigers’ home ground; the first time they’ve ever beaten the Reds. Elsewhere, Tottenham and Man Utd played out a cracking 2-2 draw with Rooney grabbing a brace. This was particularly enjoyable to watch, edge of the seat kind of stuff. Even better, Andre Villas-Boas’ reign at Spurs could soon be coming to a close if the reports are to be believed. Their form has nose dived since they’ve sold Gareth Bale, who has incidentally gone on to grab his first hattrick for Real Madrid over the weekend.
As for Arsenal, well the 3-0 is a little flattering, but we really weren’t tested that much apart from one super save that Szcz had to made. Arsenal took the lead through Aaron Ramsey, who scored the first with a cheeky header from a Mesut Ozil cross against his old club. The Welshman has an incredible friendship with the Cardiff home fans, despite him only player a few years in the Welsh capital. A belter from Mathieu Flamini doubled the score and ended the game as a contest, before Ramsey grabbed his second and Arsenal’s third. An “ayotollah” celebration ensued from the midfielder, who refused to celebrate despite his excellent double.
Overall, we weren’t tested. What I’m most pleased about is that Cardiff are no pushovers this year against the major teams. United slipped up against them last week, and again United slipped up this weekend against Spurs, leaving them 10 points off of us. The players are starting to show true fighting spirit and are continuously improving, really good to see.
We’ve got a big game coming up against Hull City on Wednesday at the Emirates. We need three points in this one. If we can keep picking up the wins, particularly at home, we will be heading into the New Year in a very strong position indeed. Following Hull City we have a tricky looking home game against Roberto Martinez’s Everton, who are also in excellent form.
Elsewhere in the news, it appears we are still in the market for a striker in the January transfer window – who would you buy? I’m personally hoping we can get rid of Bendtner and bring in a young forward to challenge Giroud… it’s going to be an interesting month indeed.