The joy of watching just the highlights is that everything looks so slick and sleek. Three peaches of goals playing football the Arsenal way!
We had conceded a bad goal caused by Koz receiving the ball in a tight space and then making the wrong decision. Sunderland’s Lens benefited from this and then slotted the ball hard past Cech.
In hindsight, conceding that goal was a good thing as it provided focus and the shedding of nerves. Within no time we were level again. Iwobi received the ball and turned to find Theo on the left; he put the ball diagonally backwards to Campbell who read the bounce well and cushioned it with his left foot into the right corner: a very composed yet unstoppable finish. Ozil looked at the assist and finish and said ‘Jawohl, dass war spitze’
After the presence of Cech and the woodwork had saved from what looked a certain goal by Watmore, who had out powered Gabriel, we won the game by two very fine goals, both assisted by Hector Vector. Ramsey had come on for the impressive Iwobi after 67 minutes and it only took him five minutes to find the net. Bellerin combined with Campbell who launched the Spaniard, in an Ozilesque way, very close to the edge of the pitch; Rambo made the run and The Bells found him with an easy pass, kept low to the ground. Mesut approved it all with a simple ‘Wunderbar!’!
The third one was equally as beautiful. The Ox launched Hector Vector nonchalantly with the outside of his right foot, and the Spaniard killed the ball superbly after running into the Sunderland half. Ollie pointed where he wanted the ball and Bellerin played a measured diagonal ball that the defenders could not reach yet Ollie only had to tap in: absolutely flawless! said Mesut in his best English.
Arsenal saw out the game with more energetic and attacking football and all was well in Goonerdom, even with the King of Assist not being involved at all. Who needs Ozil, hey?! 😉
The boys did us proud and we just got a bit closer to winning the FA Cup three times in a row. Happy Dayz. 🙂