Jonjon’s view on Yesterday’s game.
I had to talk about the game as I was about to burst inside..
That was magnificent, that performance showed many aspects of the new improved 2009-10 team…
A while ago, I think it was Ave and me that talked about the fact that if we learned to finish off our chances we dont need to worry about defending…if we could learn how to finish, it wouldn’t matter if the opposition knock a few past you cos you’d hit more past them…
Thats what happened today. and its also happened a few other times this season.
I like the fact that we had 6 different goal scorers..I think Wengers told them that they need to all start chipping in seeing as though we dont have an ‘assasin’ as such..and he wants to prove everyone wrong…he’s in stubborn mode over everyone’s actions over selling Ade…the media, the fans, ex-players have all said we need a new striker….Wengers thought f**k you all, “I’ll show you we need one” and he’s had them doing nothing but shooting all summer in training…and we hit some 25-30 yard screamers….it was beautiful to watch…
But how do you get only three minutes injury time for 3 goals 6 subs and a physio on the field????????????? maybe they felt sorry for Blackburn.
Cesc was f**king amazing….his goal was excellent…and David Platt can f**k right off….he said it wasn’t the best shot and when Cesc kissed the badge Platt said it doesn’t mean anything…Cesc’s interview was just quality…could anyone imagine what Ade would of said??? well, we dont need to imagine, we all heard what he said…
Well done that man….Cesc your a legend…
I’m taping that game and I’m saving it in my collection of one of Arsenal’s greatest performances….cos I think it was…
if we can play like that all season, we’ll win the lot….
Avenell’s player ratings..
Mannone.. 6. Vito came back down off the pedestal that we all put him on with there first goal, terrible positioning got sucked in to where he couldn’t either get to a cross or make a save. made some spectacular saves after, but then against a stronger team the damage could have already been done. or if it happened later in a game. He will learn from yesterday though.
Sagna.. 7. Good defensive performance, still a little bit wooden going forwards with his interplay and his crosses but he was the man for the job against Blackburn.
Gallas.. 7.5. A good solid performance he is still our main defender even though Vermaelen is taking the headlines. Blackburn’s second goal came off his leg but he should have never been exposed one on one in that position.
Vermaelen. 8.. Wow I want to see this geezer have a go in the Midfield, I think he could be the next Patrick Vieira there, tackles, passes well and what can I say about his shooting. RvP needs to keep having lessons off this man. Still a little dodgy defensively and never won the header for Blackburns first.
Clichy 7.5. Getting back to his old self, his offensive nature helped keep Blackburn pinned back in there own half. I would like to see more end result for all his attacking. He linked up well with Arshavin and Diaby.
Song.. 7. He again had a really good game, except I would blame him for Blackburn’s second, he was trotting back without a care in the world to defend, Flamini would have bust a gut to get back into our penalty area. Some good forward passing and his dribbling is un orthodox but he seems to be making some time in his play to pick out passes rather than rushing it.
Diaby.. 5. This man needs to do better, we all know he can but doing it in flashes isn’t good enough. This was an ideal game for him to shine and with so many quality players around him it was the ideal chance. we can afford one passenger in a game but when Denilson comes back and Song is in the middle we will see the old Diaby again.
Fabregas.. 9.9. I don’t actually think Cesc is playing much better than he normally does, his game improves with the quality players he has around him and it is no coincidence that he has played his best game for a while with Arshavin and Rosicky in the team. How long have we been saying it?? Nasri in for Diaby and we probably have our strongest 11 out there.
Rosicky. 8. This is the man we have missed and he is getting stronger with every game. he is covering making himself available to Song, picking the ball up from the defenders. taking a whole bunch of weight of Cesc. skillful but can do the dirty work too.
Arshavin.8.. A real live wire can always do the unexpected. doesn’t do quite so much donkey work as Tomas but still does a bit, very direct with his breaks and moves the ball very fast, that is what we missed last season.
RvP.. 8.5.. This is one of Robins best performances in an Arsenal shirt, he still has a tendency to slow the play down as he has difficulty in controlling the ball sometimes, but a real awkward customer when he is on form. He as Jonjon said last night seems to play better when he is on the edge, a bit like another Dutchman we all knew.
Ramsey.. 7 .. played well looked very much like Cesc. sprayed the ball around. It’s a lot easier when the pressure is off though.
Walcott.. 7.. Came on and looked lively, took his goal well so that should help his confidence. needs to get that ball under control quicker so he can use it quicker and not take four touches.
Bendtner..6.5 .. tried really hard as usual, I am pleased he scored because that took some of his doubters of his back.. (for a day).
All in all fantastic entertainment, thanks Arsene..