Finally we can beat Barcelona! Chamakh looked sharp, Giroud off the mark and a tricky next round fixture….

Morning Gooners,

No doubt you have all seen the goals from last nights 6-1 victory over Coventry, so there is no need for me to describe them.

Coventry put up a decent resistance in the first half, keeping the score respectable and credit to them for not parking the bus. They came to The Emirates and played the right way.

Giroud worked hard throughout the game and thoroughly deserved his goal, the one which will hopefully see him go on and score many more.

Arshavin too had a very good game and Yennaris worked hard in midfield but I personally prefer him at right-back.

1-0 at half-time.

Coventry began the 2nd half really well but it wasn’t long before Arshavin was fouled in the box, penalty!

Two idiots decided to run onto the pitch which delayed, and possibly prevented Giroud from grabbing his second of the night. All the same, he hit a good low shot right into the corner, only to see the Coventry goalkeeper make a great save.

Yes it was a save, not a miss!!

We didn’t have to wait too long though for the second, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain smashed in a wonderful goal and with it came the Coventry collapse.

From then on it was a case of how many and that is not being disrespectful to the opposition.

I honestly believe that Arsenal could have scored as many as 9 goals, but I’ll settle for 6.

Arshavin grabbed himself a goal, Walcott got 2 and Miquel popped up with a smart header to get in on the act.

That’s 12 goals in successive home games for the Gunners.

Chamakh looked sharp when he came on (yes really!) whilst Frimpong looked understandably rusty, but got the loudest cheer when he came…

For me, the highlight was seeing Serge Gnabry for the final 15 or so minutes, he only made a few runs and subtle moves, but that kid oozes quality. Believe me, he is going to excite us all in the years ahead…

I also thought that Martinez looked assured in goal, He has a very safe pair of hands and could do little about Coventry’s goal.

Good job done……..

Now to smash Reading in the next round….

Finally, a mention for Arsenal Ladies. They were in Spain yesterday for their Champions League first leg against Barcelona. They battered them 3-0 thanks to goals from Jennifer Beattie, Jordan Nobbs and Katie Chapman.

Barring a catastrophe in the second leg in London, they will be through to the next round.

Great night all round for The Arsenal…..

Written by Allezkev

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