Sort and sweet this morning, bit of a rush….
Why after the big games, and this season the cup games, are we left talking about Gervinho? Oh, or the referee!
Both mucked up on the night, kind of feel sorry for Gervinho, he did so well to get through on goal and then suddenly, someone moved the bloomin posts!
The referee, well if I started, where would I end. Some of the Bayern players would look more at home on a 20 metre board than on a football pitch and the referee fell for it!
Another annoying bit was Arteta at the end of the game, when we looked like we could take game in the dying minutes, that twerp kept giving away free kicks, and the one we had which he took, he really wasted…..
Anyway, that’s my moaning done.
After all the pre-match huff and puff over Arsene Wenger’s team selection, lo and behold, Walcott, Cazorla and Mertesacker all started and Rosicky came in for Wilshere. Gibbs slotted back into defence which left Vermaelen on the bench.
The perfect start after just three minutes when Theo crossed and Giroud fired home. That shut the homes fans up, but our incredible away fans were in fine voice as always. Credit to them for travelling and getting behind the team on a cold night.
As expected though, the home team gradually crept into the game, but they were far from the side which destroyed us at The Emirates. But then again, we were far from the same side who played them that night.
We seemed more organised, certainly when defending and Bayern were pretty much reduced to taking long shots at the goal, most of which went high or wide. Fabianksi was called upon a few times and I don’t think anyone will be too disappointed with his performance, he looked confident, much more confident than he used to and a couple of saves were quality. The best was possibly to prevent Robben deep into the second half…
Although Bayern were having more chances, we had plenty of our own too. Giroud and Gervinho were guilty of missing theirs, the latter really should have been buried and had it been, the final 15 minutes would have been electric.
Up popped Koscielny on the 85th minute to head home and the scores were level.
All we needed was one more to get that desperately needed away goal.
It wasn’t to be on the night, but my word, they tried.
I’ll leave you to praise/criticise players in the comments….
Have a good day all…