Well, Grand Slam Sunday is over and as predicted in my last post, Arsenal and United has emerged as winners in their games. This puts us TEN points clear of Liverpool and SIX of Chelsea. This is a great advantage but I'm not ruling any of these teams out of the race for the Title, it's only December and the team that is the most consistent will win this league. I hope we've had our little wobble with the games at Newcastle and Middlesborough, but if u ask me, I think the point at St James was a good one. If you was offered a point at Newcastle at the beginning of the season, before u knew we would be doing so well, then u would take it. It's a tough place to go.
Anyway, Arsenal have beaten Chelsea and it was thoroughly deserved in my book. Ok, Cech made a mistake for the goal but we played very well and took the points. At times we played some great stuff and the way we defended was admiral. We were very resiliant and showed this especially in the last 15-20 minutes when we had alot of tired legs, in the past we havent showed this resilence and I wonder if Gallas being appointed Captain is the reason. The man is a born winner and seems to get an extra mile from his players. Talking of extra miles, how many does Flamini get through in a game!! The man grafts game to game and surely covers the most distance of any player in this league! The game had a few little niggles and one resulted in John Terry having to come off. The challenge from Eboue was late and he deserved his yellow, but is'nt it just giving Terry a bit of his own medicine? Did'nt I see him go through Cesc and try to cut him in half? I have no sympathy for Terry at all.
cAshley Cole and Cesc seemed to have a running battle all game and it's clear that they dont get on!! Cesc took Cole out and Cole retaliated, I loved it when Cesc did that. Cole fouled Hleb and Rosicky on a number of occasions. Cole showed his mentality when he stuck his fingers up at the crowd who used to worship him, right back at u pal!
To be fair though, I'd like to say thanks to Cole. Him leaving, has meant Clichy stepping into the side and providing us with Gallas. Clichy will be the best left back in the world and Gallas has stepped up to be a great Captain. So cheers cAshley!
Overall its been great for Arsenal this weekend, sure a draw between United and Liverpool would have been the best result for us but when the pressure was on, we passed the test. It must have been hard knowing United have just beaten Liverpool and going out to face Chelsea but its another show of character from these Arsenal players who now, must know that they can win the title.