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A few thoughts on Anderlecht home match

November 7, 2014

So after having the shitiest day, since shitty the shit insect shat on a shitty bun, both at work and travelling to and from work, I get home five minutes before Arsenal are due to kick off and what sort of match do I see before me?

Arsenal start brightly enough, yet Anderlecht also have a few breaks. Not going to be a push over? Sanchez hits the upright. Then Sanchez plays in Welbeck who draws a foul and referee points to the spot. Up steps Arteta 1-0 Arsenal, breathing space?

Sanchez now draws a foul on the edge of the box. Sanchez takes the free kick straight into the wall, yet what happened next was superb, the ball came back to the little Chilean and he just smacked it right back past the keeper 2-0 Arsenal. Surely breathing space?

Then nothing really much happens for the last twenty minutes of the half so Arsenal go in at the break 2-0 up. Arteta had played well, along with Sanchez, Oxo and Welbeck. The rest weren’t awful but certainly not setting the house on fire.

No substitutions at half time for Arsenal and early chances for Oxo and Webeck, one blocked one headed wide of the post after a good build up.

Then Oxo outstrips Dan Blizerian and puts the ball nicely into the far corner with every bit the TH14’s about the goal. 3-0 Arsenal. Surely breathing space?

Then there it is, Billy sodding big boots enters Arsenal’s play. We’ve done our work for the day 3-0 what more do you want? Four would do nicely, just step it up and smack Anderlecht’s arses good and proper.

Oh no! not Arsenal. Hand break on, low on gas, Anderlecht attack down the left, past Chambers easy, low cross and there is Dan Blizerian so far offside he might as well be over the road at the old stadium, but the officials (apparently there are FIVE of them allow the goal. 3-1 Surely still breathing space.

Arteta who I felt was having a good game pulls a hammy and is replaced by Flamini, code name for tonight (chicken without a head). Cazorla who is not playing well, crosses and Welbeck heads towards goal but it’s saved by the keeper.

Then Anderlecht break into the area, Nacho brings down the Mirtrovic and the referee points straight to the spot. Dan Blizerian takes it and its 3-2.

Come on! Surely with 18 minutes left Arsenal still have breathing space and can see this game out? Go on tell me you thought so ? I didn’t. You could see what was coming. Arsenal were playing awful and allowed Anderlecht back into the game, once again calling it a day after the third went in.

What to do when things are not going as planned, if there was a plan? Well best take off most of Arsenal’s pace up front in Oxo and Welbeck and bring on Rosicky and Podolski. Then just sit on your arse waving frantically at the fourth official. Maybe it’s just to cold to take your blanket off, walk up the touch line in your texchnical area and shout a few home truths to some of the players, who are obvioulsy not as intelligent as the manager thinks they are

Take about red rag to a bull as Anderlecht kept coming forward, their supporters were making all the noise. Frustration gets a couple of the Anderlecht players booking and then no surprise, no surprise as a cross comes in, Mirtrovic gets in front of the BFG and BANG!! heads superbly into the net 3-3. Breathing space my Arse…. 3-0 and we fucked it up!!!

How did we fuck it up? Well you decide. I’ve got a bloody headache and cannot be bothered to give an analysis .

Roll on Swansea.


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