09 April 2016

West Ham 3-3 Arsenal: Vote for Player Ratings/MotM!

Arsenal leapt out to an 0-2 lead courtesy of goals from Özil and Alexis, both assisted by Iwobi, and
looked well their way to a comfortable win. However, three goals from Andy Carroll—two within minutes of halftime—brought the hosts level. His third, just a few minutes into the second half, inspired despair as it looked like Arsenal would crumble. However, Koscielny turned one home after Welbeck deflected Özil's pass to bring things level once again. The second half was absolutely mad-cap, end-to-end stuff as each side knew it needed all three points and a draw would serve little purpose. Sadly, that's where it ended, and we're going to need help from Man U if we expect to catch Tottenham. Well, get down to the poll and rate the lads' efforts...

West Ham were the last to win at Highbury? We'll close the Boleyn Ground!

Set aside all of the calculations and permutations about how many points this and that squad need to secure a top-four finish. Forget for now who'll win the Prem and who'll settle for sloppy seconds in this silliest of seasons. We at Arsenal have a score to settle, quite apart from goal difference, games in hand, or table-position. I'll lay my cards out on the table: West Ham were the last away team to win at Highbury. As such, they've earned a special spot in my heart—the one I'd live to carve out with a spoon.

08 April 2016

Payet? It's Kouyaté who stands in the way of Arsenal's chances...

We're up against now. With only seven matches to play, we somehow have to close an eleven-point gap between us and Leicester. Failing that, we simply must overtake Tottenham, who are four points clear having played one more match than we have. After obliterating Watford last weekend, we have to go into Boleyn Ground to face a stubborn opponent that's added a bit of verve going forward, enough to be harbouring dreams the gap between a team or two above them on the table.