Last night was a huge test for this Arsenal side. Going into the game knowing that your title rivals had slipped up and all eyes being on you could not have been easy. To get the early goal was crucial for the nerves and we got that with Senderos thumping home from a corner. We started very well and stroked the ball round and I felt that it was just a case of how many we could score!
But around the midway point in the first half Blackburn started to play a little as well and Arsenal couldn't seem to retain the ball well enough to keep the pressure off. But in all honesty although Blackburn started to see alot of the ball, I don't think we were in too much danger.
In the second half it was quite the same as the first with Arsenal not retaining the ball well and Blackburn applying a bit pressure of but not really threatening with much. I think Arsenal could have made the game for comfortable for themselves. Maybe the pressure was getting too us a bit? In fairness we did create alot of chances to put Blackburn away. We had to wait until the final minute to be sure of the 3 points to take us 5 clear and it was a great finish by Adebayor to get the second.
Considering what was at stake for Arsenal in this game, Arsenal responded in the way that they have all season. The mental strength that the Gunners have shown so far this season has been unbeatable. The players were written off time and time again and they are answering the critics everytime. It's almost like at times people want Arsenal to fail, to prove themselves right for doubting us. Whenever this set of remarkabley talented players have been asked a question they have come up with an answer.
People must realise now that this Arsenal team is the real deal. It's there until the end and will fight all the way. Dead is the soft-touch team and reborn a side with a burning hunger to succeed. The hunger is burning inside the players bellys and they will not give in until the critics are answered and Gallas is holding the Premiership trophy high above his head.
And believe me, after the weekend Arsenal have had, it's time to believe. This team believe it and so do us Gooners, and if our dreams come true, for me it will be the sweetest title yet. To shut up the doubters and prove that Arsene Wenger is the Greatest manager on this Earth......
Come on Arsenal!!!!!!
Keep it Goonerish.............