A terrific game that we bossed for the most part. But that is our problem. We can dominate games but fail to K.O the opponent.
We could be sitting here now with big smiles after a victory at Old Trafford that may have dragged us back into the title race. We're not though, because we lack that killer instinct to finish teams off when we dominate.
I have a mixture of emotions right now. On one hand I'm proud of the way we played today. We gave everything and although we are a spent force in the title race there is no way this side is a spent force in general as alot of people would try to have you believe.
On the other hand I'm gutted because the team deserved more from the game than they got but thats down to themselves for lacking a cutting edge and not finishing United off.
I thought that we handled Ronaldo very well today. Us Gooner's may hate him in the United shirt but have a little bit of admiration for him as well.
He was average today and for the second game in a row we have kept the two most dangerous players we have faced quiet only to have them both score penalties against us! I'm talking of Ronaldo and Gerrard.
When the ball bundled in off Ade's hand for our goal I was estatic.
If any team deserves a bit of luck its Arsenal. The amount of things going against us lately has been disheartening but that luck ran out with Gallas trying to stake a claim for the number one spot next season!
Ronaldo who was kept quiet all game finishing from the spot.
When Hargreaves the Canadian scored the free kick it felt like a kick in the balls. But in all fairness, it was a quality free-kick.
What now for us? I just want this season over now. It is in effect but now we will be going through the motions of playing games we really don't want to be playing.
I'm really unhappy at how the season has ended for us. Gutted in fact. But after today you couldn't split us and United. There is only one difference-the K.O punch. United at the moment have it, we don't.
It hasn't been a complete shit season. Yes we have no silverware AGAIN, but I'm confident that will change next year. Keep the team together and with a few add on's Arsenal will get that K.O punch back.
We have shown we can compete and I'm sure we are on the verge of something great.
We all want Arsenal to win things. That is what football is all about. Winning things. We wont in 2008, but I'd bet anything we'll have smiles put back on our face's in 2009.
Keep it Goonerish......