05 April 2018

Arsenal 4:1 CSKA Moscow—Vote for Player Ratings & MOTM!

Arsenal blitzed CSKA Moscow with first half braces from Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette, and although they conceded one away goal, have to feel pretty good about advancing to the Europa League semifinal on the strength of this performance. The Russians looked overwhelmed for long stretches, and if Arsenal can click like this in the second leg and beyond, a Europa League title looks all the more likely. Let's not get ahead of ourselves, though. There is after that second leg to play, not to mention however we might face should we advance. Enough for now. Let's get down to the poll!

01 April 2018

Arsenal 3:0 Stoke—Vote for Player-Ratings & MOTM!

It was a dull and dreary affair for the greater part of the match with Stoke stubborn as ever and Arsenal about as sloppy and careless as we've been all season, misplacing passes and gifting possession left and right. It wasn't until the second half that we actually started to resemble a proper football squad, but our finishing was poor. Finally, in the 74th minute, Özil found his way into the box and was brought down by Martins Indi. It was a bit light but no real doubt about it. Aubameyang stepped up and coolly put it into the back of the net. We came to life after that and Aubameyang found a second from a corner. Late on, Lacazette was shoved in the box, and Pawson again pointed to the spot. The Frenchman sent it home. It might change much in the Prem, but anything that sends Stoke closer to relegation is always good. Well, let's get down to the poll to rate the lads!