GUNPOWDER REVIEW: GUNNERS FIND WINNING FORMULA AGAIN DESPITE ABJECT PERFORMANCE
Well the incurable optimists will say we got the 3 points so every other thing is irrelevant. But if you are anything like me your impression after sitting through 90mins of the encounter between Arsenal and Hull city on saturday would have been “what the hell was that”? I personally wasn’t too surprised by the lacklustre performance but i had thought as the game wore on the Lads would pick up and find their rhythm again. Alas that didn’t happen. We struggled badly,From start to finish. The usual performers in the team were off colour. Sanchez just didn’t seem like his head was in the right place. Ozil looked un-bothered. So yeah, you will expect in those circumstances that things will get rocky.
The game began very very nervously. Arsenal set out about their business for the day still carrying the defeat at chelsea in their minds..
Two quick chances fell to Walcott and Sanchez and both contrived to miss both. Ozil who has been struggling for form in 2games also got in on the act..Volleying a god ball from the flank high and wide. Chamberlain returned with another superb performance in the middle in Ramsey’s absence. But apart from him, Every one else looked like the were tired of the season already..
The 1st goal when it came, came in the most ridiculous manner. A cross from Ozil from the flanks was blocked by the Hull defenders only for it to be stolen by Sanchez who then went on to use his arm to break the deadlock. Cue pandemonium from
opposing fans. crying at the injustice but Clattenburg allowed it.
The 2nd goal came from a breakaway on 90mins when Ozil slipped a through ball to Sanchez who rounded the keeper and floated a cross to Lucas perez who saw the chance of his first goal at the Emirates scuppered by the Hand of Clucas. The referee pointed to the spot and at that time the relief of the stadium could be felt. Sanchez fired home the penalty and the 3points were in the bag.
I cant start to tell you what a draw or defeat would have meant for us in the context of the game at Munich on wednesday and the season in general..Wengers’ future still hangs in the air and according things being bandied around he may say farewell come end of season. The team is in need of a boost..a win in Germany will do nicely of course. But in between time perhaps the return of Xhaka and Elneny will help ease the midfield issues. Not much else to say we remain 3rd on the log behind Chelsea and Spurs..on 60 and 50 points respectively.
So unto Wednesday then and hoping for a better outing then