Well, where do I start??? I'll start by saying how my prediction for the match was proberly the worst prediction in the history of mankind !! It was the total opposite to what happened, and I will now never predict a match again!!
It started so well for Arsenal and the first half, we was immense. Spraying the ball around with ease and looking like world beaters. In the first half, I have to single Diaby, Diarra and Bendtner. These three, and I'm not taking anything away from the others who all played well too, stood out for me. Bendtner looked total class and his holding up play is superb. He wins almost everything in the air and seems to hang in the air for ages when jumping.
Diarra looked like he was everywhere and was at the heart of most things that Arsenal done. Apperantly, he wants out of Arsenal. I think he should bide his time. I can understand his frustration of not playing all the time but I think he is the closest player we have to Gilberto. Now, Gilberto has been superb for Arsenal, but if I had to let him or Diarra go, I'd choose Gilberto. Because of Diarra's age and potential.
Diaby ran past people with ease and scored with a good finish on the half volley, looping over Friedal. He is going to be WORLD CLASS, he is fantastic and if he is patient, under Wenger's guidance, he will have the world at his feet.
As I say we were superb in the first half, and if I'm honest, the game swung in Blackburn's favour through an offside goal just before halftime. It gave Blackburn belief in the second half and the game completely changed. They drew level, and deservedly so. Football is such a funny game and to see two half's like this is why we love the game. In the 90th minute Denilson had a funny turn and two-footed Dunn and was given a straight red in the melee. He deserved the straight red, but players like Savage and Dunn screaming at the ref proberly didn't help matters! It went to extra time, and Eduardo scored the winner with a cool finish.
I have to mention Eduardo, he had two chances, one on one, and coolly finished them. He is a great finisher and I feel he has to be given time to settle at the club. When he takes chances like that, we know why Wenger signed him. He will adjust to Arsenal and to the Premiership sooner rather than later.
Overall, a great result for the youngSTAR's and on to the next round, where these kids will fear no-one!