The Dane did Great!

The media wasn’t convinced and readied themselves for a caning, the fans were a little apprehensive, there was no Cesc, we had never turned a first leg defeat around since General Custer lost at Little Big Horn, the pressure was building.

Oh dear what a let down for the Arsenal knockers, we cruised it. As I write this I am setting my alarm for 6 in the morning so I can listen to Brazil to eat some.

This was a performance that will put fear into other clubs around Europe, a performance that will make the fans and the players believe. It could pull us through to an amazing double.

The line up looked as good as Arsene could have got it, no Theo and no Denilson. Song was the anchor, Nasri, Diaby, Rosicky and Arshavin all had to be a little bit of Cesc and it worked, we were creative and solid and we got the early breakthrough from a break in which AA ran straight into the heart of the Porto defence, after a clash of a Porto defender and the goalkeeper the ball broke to Bendtner who got one of his outstretched legs on it to poke it away.

The script was set, you just knew a hat trick was on, on, on.

Goal two came from the same source, AA the provider, he twisted and rolled a ball across the six yard line for Nikki to poke in his second.

We were well on top but we needed an extra goal. The second was more like a half because of the away goal rule.

Porto made a HT change and from the off they looked much better, or we took our foot of the gas as usual, they started to create, the closest they came to a goal the MOTM Nasri cleared off the line from a corner.

We were under the cosh, but the pressure valve was released when Super Samir Nasri burst into the box with a run where you thought this just can’t end in a goal, it’s too good, but somehow it did and it will go into one of the best Arsenal goals of all time alongside DB10’s and that other bloke who took our money and run.

Soon after another Porto corner came in and we cleared to AA on the left and he showed the world why we paid so much for him (and the Spuds) he ran directly  into Poto’s half and passed to the only man who kept up with him, Eboue?? (who replaced Rosicky) Only for Emmanuel to drill home a left footed shot. The story was beginning to sound more like a fairy tale now.

Eboue’s confidence had now reached a higher level and as he burst into the box his leg was er caught and we had a penalty, there was always only going to be one taker, yep Super Nik. And after some delaying tactics by the ref it was buried into the bottom right corner out of the keepers reach.

5-0.. nice..

After the game the pundits made up of failed managers were chatting and Souness said “ I don’t know why Arsenal don’t get more penalties” I could see Big Tone starting to laugh, I could just see him rolling around on the floor crying and shouting “after what your mob did to Eduardo”

What a night and it is great to see some so-called experts chew on a bit of humble for at least a night. IF AC beat the Man Urinaters tonight it will be a great week in Europe.

Almunia. 7.5 Did what he had to do and did it well, I caught his pre match interview on Sky and have to agree with Big Tone, what a nice bloke. It’s no wonder Lehmann didn’t like him.

Sagna. 7 Strong in defence, not so offensive last night, but he never needed to be, the force was coming from the left.

Sol. 8. This man is going to prove Arsene and his madness right and the doubters wrong. He is so strong and gaining pace and fitness in every game before our very eyes. I can only hope that he talks to any player that feels they can do better than being at the Arsenal and sobs his heart out with the old ‘Our Tune’  jingle playing in the background.

Tommy Vermaelen. 8.5 Outstanding, he really is the real deal. Hangerland who? Kompany? Upson.. nah,

Clichy. 8. Needs drug testing after every game, he’s like Iggy Pop without the microphone.

Song.8 Great performance, He could have been needed as the main man, but Porto were disappointing so he could show some flair coming forwards as well as his defensive duties.

Diaby.8. He is starting to look the real deal at last, whether that is because of the inferior opposition or his improvement I am not so sure, but nice!

Nasri.9.5. A super performance from a player who is still developing (athough Theo has cornered the developing market) only one year older than Theo andplaying in a different country,

Rosicky 8. Put in a great shift for the team, He is going to be one of the main men in the run in.

Arshavin 8.5. Direct, the creator extraordinaire. Was it four assists?

Nikki Bendtner. 9.5. I’d much rather have Kevin Davies as our main striker, eh Durham.. lol.

Sub Eboue 8..  Scored a great goal, good and solid, squad depth is the answer to our title run in.

sub Theo.. 7 bit of a cameo apperance but you can tell his confidence was high.

Have a great day Roadsters and enjoy..

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101 Responses to The Dane did Great!

  1. rico says:

    Morning all, good one ave

    Isn’t it just fab when you look back on last nights game and can’t pick a hole in any one player..

  2. rico says:

    Chary, sorry i missed you last night – Nikki B was on fire, best performance in an Arsenal shirt I think?

    Hope you pop back today – I did think of you when he scored, just like I thought of you on Saturday 😉

  3. charybdis1966 says:

    Ah always a bit of a tocuhe, cheeky girl ! I knew you’d be happy for Bendy last night.
    Anyhoo now for Orange mans cloggers.

  4. charybdis1966 says:

    “Touche” even.

  5. rico says:

    Hi chary, I was thrilled for him, honest. I hope he builds on that, his confidence will be sky high now, it seems a few are coming good at the right time..

    🙂

  6. charybdis1966 says:

    I was there on Saturday, behind the clock end goal and I had my head in my hands a few times I can tell you. Still the support he got from the crowd transformed was paid back by 3 goals and a smoothly into the last 8. Off to a meeting now with my idiot manager. Catch you later.

  7. rico says:

    Have a good day chary, keep smiling 🙂

  8. rico says:

    Morning rsd, you still grinning…

  9. can stop watching the nasri goal

  10. you got to love nikki

    really has got some sense

    “Every time I play a game I put it behind me as soon as it’s finished. I’m happy with my hat-trick but tomorrow we move on.”

  11. rico says:

    something special wasn’t it – i love the Eboue sprint and finish to..

  12. rico says:

    Another one at the weekend would be good..

  13. JonJon says:

    morning all…

    nice post avenell…

    nasris goal was the dogs and souness can feck off

  14. rico says:

    Morning JJ, here here..

  15. AA run dribble for the second is on a par with sami’s

  16. JonJon says:

    yeah i thought that rsd

    he got abit lucky with a bounce but he beat three players

  17. rico says:

    Mine is Eboue’s 🙂

  18. have you seen Andrey’s q&a on his website just pure comedy genius

    13. From veizel
    Hi! I’m overweight. What shall I do?
    Arshavin: Lose weight 🙂

  19. nasri just would let them even get a sniff of the ball
    but AA just show it to them lets them commit and just waltz’s round them

  20. JonJon says:

    allthe players even the squad players are hitting form and at the right time too

    chelsea are wobbly and one manutd are one man

    they believing in themselves…

    aarons injury was horrific but i think its a blessing in disgiuse…they all want it..ive never seen us with this kind of determination since the invincibles..they got that swagger again where they no they gonna win and teams are afraid of us again

    CL might be a bit too far but we gonna go all way to the end..and the pl is for the taking

  21. rico says:

    I think the same JJ, we have been unlucky with injuries, lucky with a few other results at the top, but right now those who are asked to play are putting in good performances. I thought even Theo looked up for it last night when he came on.

    I won’t be surprised if Manure get beat at OT tonight, nor will I be surprised if the chavs go out..

    The PL is ours for the taking, and this squad look as if they are very hungry…

  22. rico says:

    Dont get me wrong, I really don’t want Cesc to leave us, but we showed last night that we are not a one man team, good on them all..

  23. rico says:

    rsd, love that AA answer 😉

  24. there are more classic’s

    Hello Andrey! You supported Nike and (RED) partner project, aimed at
    combating HIV / AIDS in Africa. In the video you took part in, you ate
    shoelaces for some reason! I want to know why you ate red shoelaces?
    You are not fed at home?

    Arshavin: At home I’m fed only with blue ones.hahahahaha

  25. rico says:

    So he is mad….

  26. gnarleygeorge9 says:

    rico are you happy with NB52. The boy just may have it 😀

  27. rico says:

    Hi george, last nights performance was pretty good, but saturdays…. 😉

    He needs a few more games like last night to convince me 😉

  28. rico says:

    Got to be off for a bit, catch you later

  29. JonJon says:

    he plays like that all the time though rico…the only difference is the finishing..

    i was really proud of him last night..especially when he said he didnt know what to do with the ball

    his 1st hattrick and a cl one at that…

  30. rico says:

    JJ, I was proud of him too, but I just think he needs to score more after all he is our CF 😉

  31. 5 in 4 aint bad tho is it rico

  32. K-TR7 says:

    Speechless bloggers!i said if AA’s energy is used in final third,we would run riot,he would rival messi/cr9 with his performance last night.he was a bit casual but the porto rb will have nightmares of the russian for the rest of his life.Verminator put his body on the line countless times,he reminds me of a young cannavaro,he is a legend in the making.pundits say we are lightweight in mf but show me a stronger partnership than diaby-song axis;strength,athleticism,guile and finesse,take a bow boys.Samir!take a bow,his goal reminds me of goals ibra scored at ajax,flawless performance,domenech will be impressed.

  33. K-TR7 says:

    Bentner for all his faults,tried hard yesterday.he has a striker’s instinct and he scored goals that made the careers of likes of shearer.he won 86% of his headers,he passed the ball better with his head than porto could with their feet.how is ade feeling now?he spit on the dane who is now the 2nd topscorer in cl behind cr9 with a goal in every 71 minutes of cl football.he lead the line admirably and our flying midgets love playing with him.clichy is back!his interceptions and pace were on display and with a few games he will be a rock again.sagna was rock solid and they both have improved on their crossing despite lack of goals from them.AW acknowledged we need to improve defensively,we need to tighten abit,even verm said it,it gives me hope we will not fail during crunchtime.

  34. K-TR7 says:

    We missed cesc yesterday since he is the only one who can control a game completely.TR7 impressed;his movements,skills and turns were part of the reason we dominated in first half hour.when he is fully fit he will be crucial in the run in.Eboue has made a complete turn in his arsenal career.he played so well and it was a nice gesture to see him applaud the fans and give a young gun his shirt.

  35. did you see robbens goal last night

  36. Gadget says:

    “After the game the pundits made up of failed managers were chatting and Souness said “ I don’t know why Arsenal don’t get more penalties” I could see Big Tone starting to laugh, I could just see him rolling around on the floor crying and shouting “after what your mob did to Eduardo””

    I’m glad I wasn’t the only one that caught old Tone’s face at that moment. Bloodly hilarious, as was the ironic ridiculousness of the question

  37. Coadsi says:

    Hi all, great result yesterday indeed.
    a few points
    AA23 said earlier this week he only needs 20 minutes and i am begining to think he literally only run around for 20 minutes per game.
    Verm was a true ladiator last evening. any one even seen spartacus blood and sand (google it if not). Verm reminds me of the lead actor (or the lead reminds me of him, dont matter)
    I am sorry for porto they not only lose out on money for progressing, but the value of their players just plummeted. Hulk, Bruno Alves, etc looked really crappy

  38. K-TR7 says:

    Hi coadsi,Robben scored a screamer too.makes you wonder why madrid/chavs let him go.nasri’s though was something else;deft touch,close control and technique in one slalom move.we were much more direct without cesc although we missed cesc who would have controlled the tempo better than nasri especially in the 2nd half.Nikki occupied the cbs,won aerial battles and was a perfect decoy for the flying midgets to work off.some of the movement between AA,TR7&SN8 was a joy to behold.the applause nikki received on saturday despite atrocious finishing gave him confidence to perform last night so don’t boo your players please.

  39. Coadsi says:

    hi k-tr7 i think the fact that cesc did not play was a plus as they did not know what to expect from samir. but seriously AA23 winning headers thats unbelieveable.
    in the past i was extremely nervous whenever there was a backpass to almunia. i think the players did not trust him as well. but last night they backpassed regularly and was not as scared. prolly becvause it was porto

  40. K-TR7 says:

    Coadsi-Cesc is a worldclass player but AA is ahead in terms of matchwinning.alot of fans said he shouldn’t start due to defensive defeciencies but i said he has that fear factor;cutting edge if he is 100% and what a way to do it despite not being fully fit and being casual at times.he has balance,strength due to low centre,deft touch,close control,dribbling skills and sure technique.he scared day lights off the porto defence and its safe to say they won’t fancy his sight again.hull,p brown and mc shane will be shitting in their pants in the weekend.plaudits may be to nasri,AA&Nik but TR7 was magnificent in first hour before tiring.

  41. Coadsi says:

    speaking of tr7 anyone knows if there were any casualties after the game last night?

  42. rico says:

    Evening peoples, any news??

    We all still smiling after last night…

  43. apparently we’re getting grief that we can’t defend and porto are shit
    but who care’s
    i’m still smiling ear to ear

  44. rico says:

    I don’t give a flying one either rsd, about either. Dont recall the same people saying that after the fist leg about Porto…

    I’m smiling, big time..

    Manure to get knocked out later??

  45. JonJon says:

    evening…
    we cant defend..we know that…and porto are shit…we know that..

    but we still had to beat them and we did it 5-0 and it wasnt a fluke either…

    manure going out tonight anyway..that should take the attention away from how shit a 5-0 win makes us

  46. why not
    Borriello for the hatrick

  47. avenell says:

    Evening guys and gals..

    Man U could only manage a 1 niler against the Porto crap.. lol.

    Talk sport changed the subject this morning to the Man U game. Would you support your son or the team you have supported all your life.. like Beckhams old man did, a proper London manc..

  48. JonJon says:

    makes me laugh cos before the game the whole day was made up of arsenal have an uphill battle and blah blah blah..

    make ur minds up..ffs

  49. rico says:

    JJ, I don’t think we were that bad, Song had 40 winks just after half time, thats all 😉

    Nikki missed three sitters satuday and we won, they missed a few chances last night and lost, thats the difference..

    😆

  50. so could the pensioners ave

  51. avenell says:

    Which bunch of pricks commentate on ITV?

    I like the coverage, 1/4 of an hour into made up of 10 mins of adverts.. They don’t deserve the CL..

  52. could=did
    ?????
    the joy of excile
    will never have to listen to those wankers again

  53. avenell says:

    Haha I’ll youtube it for you so you can suffer.. They always have a sweaty..

  54. avenell says:

    I like the BBC one.. 🙂

  55. still i have to listen to glenn strömberg

  56. K-TR7 says:

    The performance vs porto felt like milan away.i am so proud to see as heroes and future legends are being unveiled right in front of us.TR7 is getting back his magic,verminator doesn’t allow even a shot to go through and what sol doesn’t have in pace he uses experience.hulk trying to outmuscle sol was hilarious to watch.

  57. JonJon says:

    he gonna tear fletcher a new one

  58. lloris already saving lyon 16secs in

  59. could save the winkers tho

  60. rico says:

    I know exactly what you mean KTR7, very proud…

    Evening ave

  61. JonJon says:

    can tell flamini aint played all season..looks knackered already

  62. avenell says:

    Hi Rico… I had some good news today.. 🙂

  63. you would be to coving for the rest of geriatric’s in milan

  64. JonJon says:

    what is it with rooneys head???

    just that big it easy to find

  65. thats game over then

  66. must be the ears helps you find him

  67. avenell says:

    They need one back before HT..

  68. avenell says:

    Ronnie.. 41mins

    Flamini 72 mins

    Beckham 90 min penalty.. get in..

  69. rico says:

    ave, that is great, email me please 🙂

  70. rico says:

    I take it the mancs are winning 😦

  71. avenell says:

    I will thanks rico..

    Flamini is starting to run the midfield..

  72. avenell says:

    Rooneys nut strikes again.. 😦

  73. was it rat boy for the assist?

  74. JonJon says:

    neville neville

  75. has he broken his nose?

  76. avenell says:

    Flamini just clattered vidic.. lol..

  77. rico says:

    its a big enough head ave, surprised it didn’t come off his backside… 😉

  78. avenell says:

    He is the centre of a backside..

  79. why did i bother to watch the utd game

  80. rico says:

    I’m not, I’m having to tax my brain 😦

    That’s me done for today, kerrrr-putttt

    Night all, stay safe…

  81. what a disguised pass from scholes still doing at what 34 now

  82. avenell says:

    Come on Becks injure someone.. lol.

  83. rooneys of so the rest of them dont really do much so dont matter ave 😉

  84. avenell says:

    Talk about fickle fans.. 3 PL’s and a CL they want the owners out..

  85. havent u turned over real are going out

  86. avenell says:

    Nah.. I will now though.. cheers..

  87. K-TR7 says:

    250 mil<57mil lol

  88. right catch you then next time
    RSMR

  89. avenell says:

    lol.. ta lah.. 1/4 billion spent.

  90. K-TR7 says:

    Aw’s squad cost 57mil.higuain missed an open goal,they were lucky not to be torn apart on the counter.

  91. rico says:

    morning all

    New Post

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