Ladies and gentleman, I am pumped up after this match we just witnessed. Arsenal 1-1 Man City, yet again the prediction came true. Now I wish I said 2-1 and maybe then Gervinho would have slotted in one of the many chances he had today. But overall, I am very happy with Arsenal’s performance. This is the Arsenal vs Man City Post Match Analysis, have a good read!
ARSENAL 1-1 MAN CITY AT THE ETIHAD:
I think for this post, we have to mention EVERY player on the pitch for Arsenal and state their contributions-
Mannone: One mistake with the corner led to Man City going 1-0 up. But I did say, he will be tested but the more important issue is that he bounced back VERY QUICKLY and kept calm and brought Arsenal home by not conceding after.
Gibbs: Ran up and down and worked well with Gervinho. He should have taken the shot at the first half chance though.
Corporal Jenkinson: What can I say? I will sum it up with the Gary Neville (of Sky Sports) quote: “I don’t know him, but the kid looks like he would run through a brick wall for you”.
Mertesacker: A solid block of defence in our core. There were countless times he just stood his ground and stopped Aguero, Tevez, Dzeko, Balotelli and whoever they brought on.
Koscielny: Stood in for an ill Vermaelen today. Not only did he cover for our Captain but salvaged a well-deserved point by bombarding forward. What I loved more was him tracking back Aguero and swiping the ball off his feet. As the pic above says, Laurent Koscielny IS A BOSS!!
Arteta: Complete professional. He gives his 100% every game and today was no different. Glad to see the rest of the team working as hard as him. He did forget to cover the far post though that led to Lescott scoring but again, not much could have been done. Arteta lead us brilliantly today.
Diaby: Looked tired in the second half, he had a good time in midfield, but he would have learnt a few things from playing against Yaya Toure. Diaby’s runs and turns and shooting reminded me of a young Vieira.
Cazorla: Pulling the strings as always. His shot from outside the box lead to our corner to get the equaliser. He never gives up, always cheerful and he is our focal point in terms of attack.
Gervinho: People are criticizing his performance but he kept the team going forward. He will come back stronger against Coventry.
Ramsey: He is a young Iniesta in the making. Wilshere will be our Xavi. A great display from the Welshman today, now some consistency would make him a first team regular.
Podolski: The German looked quiet today but did his duties in the first half. He needs to be rested and played only at Chelsea next.
Overall: Amazing team performance, everyone did their bit. Ramsey and Corp. Jenkinson are two worthy mentions. Well done lads!
We have Coventry in the Capital One cup (formerly Carling cup) on Wednesday, resting our top players is vital. Coquelin, Arshavin, Giroud and Chamakh must play then. That’s it from here, have a great week ahead. Gunners- THIS IS IT! THIS IS OUR SEASON!! CMON ARSENAL!