The guys did what they had to do. We won at our house Emirates 2-1 over Aston Villa. Santi Cazorla hit the daily double. His late goal in the 85th minute saved our butts. Villa scored the equalizer in the 68th minute. Aston Villa’s Andreas Weimann nailed the right-footed bomb from inside the box.
Once again we struggle against clubs that are at or near the bottom of the table. This has been our MO all season long. No wonder we are not going to win a title.
Yet, three points are three points and that’s all that counts.
This win was huge. Everton lost to Norwich City 2-1. The Toffees took the early 1-0 lead but the Canaries came back and scored two goals in the final six minutes plus stoppage time to get the 2-1 win.
Goals by Kei Kamara 84th minute and Grant hill 90th minute plus four pulled the rabbit outta their hat.
My Gunners win coupled with the Toffees loss gives us 47 points. We are one point behind Tottenham. Spurs will play on Monday against West Ham.
Arsenal trails Chelsea by two points. The Blues and Man City will duke it out later today.
We eked out a win but this sucker was huge for it keeps us in the running for a Champions League spot.
Wenger told www.arsenal.com he was proud of the way the guys performed. “The result was vital today because it was absolutely important to win the game, we could not afford to drop points for two reasons. The first is that we are in a catch-up situation in the Premier League and [secondly] we have come out of two massive disappointments. But it was interesting as well to see that we were focused, united, a bit nervous and you could see we played a little bit with the handbrake in some situations because the second goal didn’t come. We were also strong because when Villa came back to 1-1 we found the resources to respond and win the game. The regret we have is that we could have scored many goals today and created an unbelievable number of chances and didn’t score. But I am proud of the attitude of the team because we went through some difficult days and responded in a united way.
How about a top four finish? “We cannot drop points, I have said that many times after the Chelsea game. That is what is in our minds, no matter where we go and who we play.
Can we catch Tottenham? We are in a catch-up situation and we depend a little bit on the results of the other teams but vastly on our consistency. The key for us is to be consistent and that is why today a draw would have been a very, very bad result for us.”
Gunner for life.
This is it from Bobby Gee and the De Futebol Zone.