Arsenal XI 4-0 Fulham XI..
Well to be fair there was a lot more depending on this game than a friendly, but anyone looking in from the outside would not believe that judging by the lack of effort and commitment from both teams.
Fulham rested players and to be honest I don’t know there first team apart from Hangerland and Zamora, Oh and Duff and Murphy, the team that they put out lacked commitment and was a insult to the Fulham support that turned out.
These guys pay for a ticket by giving their employers five hours of there life just to walk through the turnstiles yet they couldn’t even be bothered to put a tackle in.
This was typical Arsenal, glossing over all that is wrong with the team, we can roll over average teams all day long, yet when we come up against any team who dare close us down and match us for skill we are shown up.
We started out with a Keystone Kop of a goal by AA, he chipped the ball over the Fulham keeper and instead of over passing the ball into the net turned selfish and decided to score himself .. So Arsenal always want one more pass then Andrey is too selfish.. make your mind up you commentators.
The next goal had a bit of luck too. van Persie managed to get in a shot that was too close to the Fulham keeper Schwartzer so he got his hand on it and deflected it onto the bar, the rebound found Robin’s head and get in!
Theo was running around like the headless chuck, and showed he perhaps has potential, yet it all seems a bit false.
At one stage he did create a great chance for RvP yet again though Robin is not clinical enough and allows the keeper to save twice.
Just before HT we managed to get a OG off Baird, this never happens to us in important games, Is it fate or karma? Who knows but we never get the rub of the green when anything depends on it.
We backed off the throttle a bit second half, which is understandable and we got a fourth goal from an exquisite chip from the sub Vela, another mystery of an Arsenal fans life.. Good enough for Mexico, yet only 2 starts in a season for us..
To be honest, we couldn’t gain anything from our performance yesterday as Fulham just went through the motions of a game, yet if we had of played a team of northern cloggers or a top 8 team we wouldn’t have had such a convincing result. It may of been better if we lost at least the fans could have shown their unhappyness and Arsene may have to act upon it.
We had a scare this year with the Spuds getting a tad too close and this need to be amended in the close season.
St Totts day was far too late by Arsene’s very high standards sort it please..
Fabianski.. 4 Hold your hand up who wanted him as Arsenal No 1!!
Sagna . 7.. No defending to do really and his attacking is average.
Campbell, 8 He must be a contender for our player of the season.. what does that say when a 35 year old not match fit player can even come close.
Silvestre.. 6 .. I just hope.. thanks goodbye.
Clichy.. 7.. Good not great. But not a game for defending.
Diaby.. 5 I am sure I saw him once or twice, he is so frustrating because you know he is capable of doing it.
Nasri.. 7 Just okay, needs a few more team players around him.
Enid Walcott 7.. Good and bad, Some times he looks great then does the most stupid errors, I would unload him and use him as bait in a deal for a better player.
Eboue. 5.. Sick of his diving and antics, I said it last year and I tried to like him. Name his best moment this season, I can’t..
Arshavin.. 7 He is class, I am unsure of his attitude, should he shut up or demand better from the Arsenal, is he selfish or a realist?
RvP… 7 . Showed he is a good player, scores goals but should have scored three times the amount he did. Oh and give some of the free kicks up unless you are bullying Nasri etc..
Djourou.. Great to see you back, you should sue the Sky commentator who likened you to Senderslug..
Lansbury… Didn’t see too much, you could tell he was from the Arsene’s acadamy..