Arshavin On Fire as Arsenal Win By Four
Andrei Arshavins' second goal today coupled with Eduardos' flick-in against Burnley show that Arsenal can finish. Although after watching Bendtners' misses today, anyone could be forgiven for thinking that they can't.
The look on the poor lads face as shot after shot went wide, or over or was saved. It might have been an issue if Arsenal had gone a goal down, but with the final score a respectable 4-0 it's not.
Bendtners' saving grace was that he puthimself in the right place time after time. The supply today was excellent, especially in the second half when Arsenal were head and shoulders the best team on the field.
Theo Walcott made some inspirational runs, and although he missed a clear opportunity, he did very well considering the aggressive approach of the Blackburn players.
El-Hadji Diouf deserved a red for his initial challenge on Almunia in the first half, so it wasn't unexpected when he was sent off in the second.
Further yellows for Oojier, Khizanishvili and Mokoena along with the rough housing that Walcott enjoyed show that Sam Allardyce hasn't changed his approach to playing Arsenal in a long time.
So after the 3-0 against Burnley, "a flash in the pan against a lower league team," and the win on penalties in Rome, where we "just didnt have enough to wrap it up in 90 mins," this drubbing of a proper premier league team should finally put to rest any doubts that all the nay-sayers have about Arsenals' quality and abiliuty.
Elsewhere, Liverpool crushed the mighty Man-U 4-1, let me say that again 4-1, it gives me such a warm feeling, aaaahhhh 4-1. The best league result in 16 years for Man-U opponents. Everton beat Stoke 3-1 so they remain just four points Behind Arsenal.
Tomorrow sees Chelsea take on Man City at the Bridge, and Villa are at home to Spurs. Tactical supporting is the name of the game tomorrow as I am hoping for two away wins. Whatever happens, the season is hotting right up now.
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